Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sherman Library & Gardens

1966 The Sherman Library and Gardens were opened to the public.  The library has information about the growth of the Pacific Southwest over the past one hundred and fifty years.
 The gardens consist of ; sun garden, rose garden, bromeliad garden, orchids, koi fish pool, conservatory tropical plants, central garden, fern grotto, perennials, tile mural-central patio room, palm collection, cactus & succulent garden, pepper tree, adobe, historical library, tea garden, and specimen shade garden.

 Colorful annuals are prepared per season.

 This garden is not in memory of General Sherman.  That was one of the first questions often asked.
The gardens were named for Moses Hazeltine Sherman.  Mr. Sherman formed the original downtown electric street railway system.  He eventually sold the area to Henry Huntington who built, "The Coffee Garden".

Mr. Haskell donated the entire Corona del Mar property to the Sherman Foundation .

 Five ladies formed a volunteer association.

 This was a wonderful place to visit but it was on a hot August day in 2012. 
If it is hot when you visit drink a lot of water and prepare to take time for cold tea.

I highly recommend this stop on any day out in Orange County, CA.

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