On 2004.01.27, a Tuesday, my mother and I went to Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, California 91108
( main entrance on Orlando Road at Allen Avenue )
Telephone : (626) 405-2100
Tuesday - Friday : 12:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Saturday, Sunday : 10:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
( Closed on Mondays and on major holidays )
Adults : $12.50 (USD, 2004)
( Lower for seniors, groups, students, youth )
Membership : $75.00 (USD, 2004)
The brochure says that the Huntington library, art collections, and botanical gardens form "one of the nation's great cultural and educational centers."
"It is a private, non-profit institution founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies and real estate holdings in Southern California."
The brochure also says that Huntington was a "man of vision -- interested in books, art, and gardens".
My mother and I had a wonderful time touring the gardens in the cool January air (maybe 65 F), under an overcast, but bright, sky.