There is a wonderful gem located in San Marino, California: The Huntington Library. The Huntington’s current holdings contain more than seven million items. A collection ranging from rare books and letters, and manuscripts by the likes of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, which is impressive in its own right. However this property has much more. It has 120 acres of specialized botanical gardens. Some of those include a desert garden, Japanese garden, and an ever growing Chinese garden. Being that this was my first time to this wonderful place. I focused on walking the gardens.
Library’s website: www.huntington.org/