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Sherman Library and Gardens, Newport Beach

00 Sherman Library and Gardens

The coastal city of Newport Beach is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, swimming, surfing, beach walks, a nice harbor, and trendy homes (and the beautiful people who populate them).
We were surprised to find a small garden and library complex in the city adjoining the Pacific Coast Highway that was most pleasant to visit and explore.  We visited in the winter, before the CoVid pandemic, and while some plants weren’t in bloom many were and we really enjoyed our visit!

(Orchids, Sherman Garden)

The botanical garden is thoughtfully designed and is a lot of fun to explore.  Arnold Haskell was the founder of Sherman Library & Gardens.  He was a businessman who enjoyed gardens and education.   After accumulating the land over a …

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