The Sherman Library and Gardens is a 2.2 acre horticultural oasis in Corona del Mar, California. The well-established gardens offer locals and visitors a museum of living plants, which are displayed within the groomed, immaculate gardens, patios, and conservatories. While wandering through the grounds, guests will be enchanted by the wide, brick walkways; garden beds blooming with seasonal flowers; and vibrant, tile fountains.
Those who are ready to discover horticultural paradise will find the Cactus and Succulent Garden surrounding a large, California pepper tree. Be ready to feel as if you are being whisked away to the Pacific Islands when you stroll inside the warm, moist Tropical Conservatory; alive with orchids, heliconias, and gingers in full bloom.
The Rose Garden features a variety of vibrant and wonderfully scented plants. There, you will find that the cool atmosphere of the Fern Grotto displays the greenery of several forty-year-old hanging staghorn ferns. The Japanese Garden showcases a bo tree, which is considered to be sacred by Hindus and Buddhists. Another rich area of the grounds is the Herb Garden which boasts an array of herbs, including chocolate and orange-mint, tri-color, and society garlic.
Although private events at the Sherman Library and Gardens prove to be a memorable experience, join the venue for one of their upcoming, public events as well:
- Friday, December 9th to Saturday, December 10th from 6 to 9 p.m.: Nights of a Thousand Lights (Holiday event) – Get in the holiday spirit with a public event with the sounds of live Christmas music by The Goodfoot, homemade tamales, and wine or champagne. Bring the whole family, as there will be lawn games for all to enjoy. In addition to Café Jardin that will be open and offering an exclusive price for dinner meals, the event will also serve complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies.
- Saturday, December 17th at 9:30 a.m.: Decorate a Holiday Tree (Children’s class) – Children are invited to decorate a small living tree with festive lights, fruit, ribbon, and a bird in a nest.
Pair your observations of the local horticulture with historical context at the Sherman Library. The library features prestigious materials about the Pacific Southwest, which includes California, Arizona, adjacent portions of Nevada, and the area around the upper end of the Gulf of California.
There is much to explore and discover during a day trip or event at the Sherman Library and Gardens.Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa is about a fifteen-minute drive to the Sherman Library and Gardens.