Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Huntington Garden... a quick walk through the jungle

Back to the Huntington (my December 2019 visit) and a quick zip through the Jungle Garden. Or more accurately perhaps a bit of the Lily Ponds, Jungle Garden, Palm Garden and maybe even a bit of the Subtropical Garden. There aren't any hard separations between those spaces and when you're wandering with a camera and overcome with the beauty of it all, you just snap photos.

Those who have been to the Huntington Gardens probably recognize this scene, it's at the public restroom next to the Lily Ponds.

I love that something so rustic is hanging in such a fancy and historic garden.

Kigelia africana, the sausage tree.

Here are the sausages, in it's native tropical Africa some wildlife eat the fruits, but unripe fruit is poisonous to humans.

I've never claimed to be tree-smart, so it should come as no surprise that I'm just guessing at the name of this beauty, perhaps an ombú tree? (Phytolacca dioica)

The monstera are happy!

I want this scene in my garden...

So many paths to explore.

Anthurium acoyanense

So blurry, but I wanted you to see the view looking out across the garden.

Just a few more jungly photos...

I've got one last Huntington post and that will be up later this week.

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  1. Fantastic tropical photos. The tree roots and monstera combinations are just amazing and I can see it in my garden too, if I had a few additional acres. The pond scene in photo #12 is magical and a little moody; I love the reflection of the statue in the water. Are those silvery giant Tillandsia in the back?

  2. Thanks for sharing these, Loree. For some reason, I've seldom spent much time in this area (or these areas) during my own visits to The Huntington. And I know what you mean when you say that it's often hard to say where one area ends and another begins.

    1. You'd think by now I would have walked every single bit of that garden (since I've been so many times), but there are entire sections I've never been to either!

  3. Such a fabulous garden - probably my favorite of all I've ever visited.

  4. Love the Monstera climbing the tree with such fabulous roots. Never been a houseplant Monstera fan since my husband had one that tried to take over his apartment but in the garden, awesome.

    1. If only we could grow them in our gardens!

  5. Those tree roots are so gorgeous. I think the fern mounted on the wood is a perfect contrast to the surrounding architecture. Such an endlessly great garden.


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