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.
Colorful annuals are prepared per season.
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.