Last week I had the pleasure of going somewhere I had never been, although I’d driving by almost daily for years and years.
Sherman Library & Gardens
Sherman Library & Gardens is a 2.2 acre botanical jewel. It is located on the highly populated and busy Pacific Coast Highway in Corona Del Mar, California, amidst all the boutiques, coffee houses, home specialty shops and exclusive showrooms, sits this unassuming natural beauty of over 1500 plants. As soon as you walk through the gates you are transported to a different moment in time. The beauty of the grounds calms you and your sense of smell is heightened with every breath. The flowers fragrant scent wafts through the grounds as if someone was delicately spraying perfume.
I can go on and on about how beautiful this garden is but, I would rather show you.
This pink rose was so large. I can just imagine of having a whole bouquet of these on my entry table.
I have always loved the lavender rose, it’s one of my favorites.
There is so many different varieties of spectacular roses.
This little otter is absolutely adorable. If you look closely at the bottom left of the picture you can see a few of the many turtles that live in the pond.
I don’t know the name of this plant. I thought is was so cute!
Sherman Gardens have many hanging plants that are for sale. So you can bring the beauty of the gardens home with you.
The tropical conservatory houses orchids and
an incredible koi pond. These koi had the brightest colors I have ever seen and they were huge. I don’t know why there were cut lemons in the pond, no koi went near them when I was viewing them.
If you love succulents and cactus, then Sherman Gardens is a place you need to see.
When you visit, make sure you look in between the steps leading to the patio area. There are small succulents hiding/growing in between the stairs. This is so adorable, I wish I had steps outside so I can copy this.
Wisteria has a lovely sweet scent that slightly reminds me of vanilla.
If you would like to see the delicious lunch I had at Cafe Jardin, the outdoor cafe at Sherman Library & Gardens, click here.
2647 Pacific Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
10:30 am to 4:00 pm ~ Daily
Admission ~ $3.00 Adult
Monday ~ Admission is free
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day