Gardens | The Huntington

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Encompassing about 120 acres, the botanical gardens feature 16 stunning themed gardens. In 1903 Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927) purchased the San Marino Ranch, a working ranch about 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles with citrus groves, nut and fruit orchards, alfalfa crops, a small herd of cows, and poultry. His superintendent, William Hertrich (1878–1966), was instrumental in developing the various plant collections that comprise the foundation of The Huntington’s botanical gardens. The property—originally nearly 600 acres—today covers 207 acres, 120 of which are open to visitors and include some 15,000 different varieties of plants.

‘Huntington’s 100th’ Rose
A special variety of rose, ‘Huntington’s 100th’, provides a quintessential touch to The Huntington’s Centennial. The pastel yellow and orchid pink floribunda was hybridized by Tom Carruth, The Huntington’s E. L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections, and is on display in the historic Rose Garden, as well as in

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Most Beautiful Public Gardens in Los Angeles

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In addition to beautiful park spaces, Los Angeles is home to some amazing gardens. You can stroll traditional botanic gardens, California native plant gardens, and tranquil Japanese Gardens. Some gardens are in historic settings and one even is co-located with the popular Los Angeles Zoo.

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Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens

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The Botanical Gardens at the Huntington Library feature 120 landscaped acres with thirteen themed gardens and a conservatory on the former San Marino Ranch just outside Pasadena. The gardens include rare and exotic plants from around the world as well as California natives.

You can easily spend all day in the gardens, but the extensive art collection and illustrated manuscripts, including a Gutenberg Bible, at the Huntington Library are also worth seeing. Garden walking tours are available.

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Descanso Gardens

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Descanso Gardens contains 150 acres of gardens, woodland, and

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Public Garden’s Duckling Day will be held online amid coronavirus concerns

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Boston’s Public Garden will move its annual “Duckling Day” Mother’s Day event online this year, as organizers seek to maintain some of the spirit of the kid-friendly gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to the cancellation or postponement of so many other traditions.

Duckling Day will be held on the organization’s Facebook page May 10 starting at 12 p.m., the Friends of the Public Garden said in a statement Monday.

The broadcast runs for about 20 minutes, and it will feature a personal message from Mayor Martin J. Walsh and a video from Duckling Days past. WCVB-5 anchor Rhondella Richardson will do a live reading of Robert McCloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings.”

On most years, hundreds of people dress up like characters in the book on Duckling Day to celebrate the classic children’s story with a parade, crafts, and circus games.

“We know many families were excited and

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Home | Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

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Hands-on education

Hands-on education

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria at Melbourne and Cranbourne offers a rich learning environment for students of all ages and abilities.  Our Education Services team develops adaptive, strategic curriculum based programs to assist teachers and provide an enjoyable and valuable learning experience for students from kindergarten to university. Each education program is designed to support teachers in achieving the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and is delivered by a qualified teacher.

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Our programs

Our programs

We have just released an exciting new range of programs that encourages students from kindergarten to tertiary to explore the wonders of plants in a highly interactive environment.

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Book an excursion

Book an excursion

Contact our education office to book an immersive experience for your students that will lead to the development of life-long, life-wide skills.

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Professional development

Professional development

Each year we host an engaging Professional Development program for educators, featuring some of the world’s

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Video: Ex Kamelot Singer Roy Khan Covers Secret Garden’s ‘You Raise Me Up’

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Video of former KAMELOT and current CONCEPTION singer Roy Khan performing a cover version of “You Raise Me Up”, a song originally composed by the Norwegian-Irish duo SECRET GARDEN, can be seen below.

After his departure from KAMELOT eight years ago, Khan (full name: Roy Sætre Khantatat), who is a devout Christian, joined a church in the coastal town of Moss, Norway. As an employee of Moss Frikirke, Khan worked with the youth, mainly with the choir and the skaters of the village. Roy stopped working at the church in September 2016.

KAMELOT officially announced Tommy Karevik as its new lead singer in June 2012. The Florida-based band has recorded three albums so far with the Swedish vocalist: 2012’s “Silverthorn”, 2015’s “Haven” and 2018’s “The Shadow Theory”.

CONCEPTION‘s new album, “State Of Deception”, was released on April 3. The band’s first full-length offering

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Victorian Garden | Victorian Gardens Design

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Create the perfect Victorian outdoor garden. Featured here is information on wrought iron patio furniture, garden accessories, garden decor, and garden design. Also, tips for creating and maintaining an outdoor garden and how to create a Victorian “indoor” garden or terrarium. Explore the English garden, Victorian greenhouses, outdoor aviaries, and garden shows. Perennials bloom year after year — pick your favorite 19th century perennials for your home garden design.

 

While gardening has been going on since Eden, it was during the Victorian era that it became widely popular due in part to new technologies, more diverse plant stock, the rise of the middle class and with it the invention of suburban living. Perennials, when taken care of properly, can sometimes last decades in a garden. Flowering perennials will return year after year to add color and life to your

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Enid A. Haupt Garden – Smithsonian Gardens

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Covering over four acres, the Enid A. Haupt Garden is situated between the Smithsonian Castle and Independence Avenue and has provided a welcomed respite for Smithsonian visitors since it opened in 1987 as part of the redesigned Castle quadrangle. Composed of the Parterre, the Moongate Garden, and the Fountain Garden, the Haupt Garden’s design brings together the cultures and architecture of the surrounding museums and buildings.

While wandering its brick paths, admiring the parterre and hanging baskets, or enjoying the sound of splashing fountains, few visitors to the Haupt Garden realize that they are standing on the roofs of the National Museum of African Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and the S. Dillon Ripley Center (International Gallery).

The Parterre

The Parterre, the centerpiece of the Haupt Garden, is a carefully manicured garden with a changing palette of colors, shapes, and textures. Because formal parterres are typically associated with the

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24 Different Types of Gardens for Your Yard and Home

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Sure, you know about flower gardens, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the different types of gardens you can design, plant, grow and nurture. We list, explain and provide photos of the 24 garden options you have for your home and yard.


Gardens are a staple to English homes. In fact, the English Housing Survey 2008 revealed that 78 percent of English homes have private gardens in their front and back yards. Dubai, on the other hand, houses the biggest garden in the world. Called Dubai Miracle Garden, it’s home to over 45 million flowers.

Kew gardens is another world-class garden famed for having the world’s largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections. It’s so precious that it has its own police force known as the Kew Constabulary which has been guarding the garden since 1847.

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