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Encompassing approximately 120 acres of the 207-acre grounds, the botanical gardens contain more than a dozen thematic areas, including the Desert Garden, Japanese Garden, and a Chinese garden called Liu Fang Yuan, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. A Botanical Center features classrooms, research labs, greenhouses, and The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science. Featured subjects of conferences, lectures, and workshops include succulents, roses, the history of gardens, and botanical research.

Latest Episodes

Sino-Buddhist Medicine: A Missing Link in the Global History of Medicine

C. Pierce Salguero, associate professor of Asian History and Religious Studies at Penn State Abington, provides an introduction to the principles of Sino-Buddhist medicine,the product of centuries of cross-cultural exchange between medieval India and China, with particular focus on pharmacology and medicinal plants.This program is part of the East Asian Garden Lecture series.

--2019 MAR 27
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Sino-Buddhist Medicine: A Missing Link in the Global History of Medicine

The Difficulty of Being Blue

Internationally renowned botanist David Lee, emeritus professor at Florida International University, discusses blue pigments in plants and why they are so rare. Lee is the author ofNature's Fabric: Leaves in Science and Culture.

--2019 MAR 26
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The Difficulty of Being Blue

The 'Huntington's Hundredth' Rose

Rose hybridizer Tom Carruth, the E. L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections at The Huntington, introduces his newest floribunda, 'Huntington's Hundredth', developed to commemorate the institution's upcoming centennial. The old-fashioned rose is a soft pastel yellow touched with a blush of orchid pink and cream, with a powerful fragrance reminiscent of citrus blossoms and sweet fruit.

--2019 JAN 10
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The 'Huntington's Hundredth' Rose

Garden Lust: A Botanical Tour of the World's Best New Gardens

Award-winning horticulturist Chris Woods describes the most arresting features in public parks, botanic gardens, and private estates in locations ranging from New Delhi and Dubai to Chile and Australia from his book GardenLust. Throughout, he reveals the fascinating people, plants, and stories that make these gardens so lust-worthy.

88 MIN2018 DEC 13
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Garden Lust: A Botanical Tour of the World's Best New Gardens

Portland Japanese Garden: The Journey Continues

Sadafumi Uchiyama, Garden Curator of the Portland Japanese Garden, reflects on their recent expansion and newly founded institute for teaching garden history, design, construction, and maintenance.

56 MIN2018 JAN 24
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Portland Japanese Garden: The Journey Continues

Kate Sessions: A Legacy of Botanical Bounty

Landscape historian Nancy Carol Carter examines the horticultural legacy of Kate Sessions (1857–1940), the pioneering nursery owner and garden designer who left an indelible mark on the Southern California landscape. Best known for her work in San Diego, Sessions is credited with introducing and popularizing many of the beloved tree species in the region. The lecture is presented in collaboration with the California Garden and Landscape History Society. Recorded Mar. 19, 2017.

45 MIN2017 MAR 21
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Kate Sessions: A Legacy of Botanical Bounty

Remarkable New Discoveries from Hummingbird Rescue

Terry Masear, hummingbird rehabilitator, presents a lecture about nature’s tiny “flying jewels” and the work of the dedicated volunteers of the Los Angeles Hummingbird Rescue. Since its inception in 2007, the group has rehabilitated and released back into the wild 10,000 orphaned or injured birds. Masear also has also written a book on the subject titled Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood. This talk is part of the Southern California Gardener Lecture series at The Huntington. Recorded Mar. 5, 2017.

69 MIN2017 MAR 6
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Remarkable New Discoveries from Hummingbird Rescue

Desert Plants and the Making of a Fine Press Book

Printmaker and book artist Richard Wagener discusses how the visually striking plants in The Huntington’s Desert Garden have inspired his recent work. A series of his wood engravings are reproduced in a new limited edition, fine-press publication titled Exoticum: Twenty-five Desert Plants from the Huntington Gardens. Recorded Jan. 29, 2017.

45 MIN2017 JAN 30
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Desert Plants and the Making of a Fine Press Book

Founding Gardeners

Andrea Wulf talks about her book “Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation.” She explains that the Founding Fathers’ passion for agriculture and botany was as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty.

50 MIN2011 MAY 13
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Founding Gardeners

Japanese Gardens Beyond Japan

Kendall Brown explores the evolution of Japanese gardens in premodern Japan and modern America. The program is the first in a new series of lectures on the history of Japanese gardens. Brown is professor of Asian art history at California State University, Long Beach. He is introduced by Jim Folsom, the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens at The Huntington.

52 MIN2011 MAY 5
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Japanese Gardens Beyond Japan
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Latest Episodes

Sino-Buddhist Medicine: A Missing Link in the Global History of Medicine

C. Pierce Salguero, associate professor of Asian History and Religious Studies at Penn State Abington, provides an introduction to the principles of Sino-Buddhist medicine,the product of centuries of cross-cultural exchange between medieval India and China, with particular focus on pharmacology and medicinal plants.This program is part of the East Asian Garden Lecture series.

--2019 MAR 27
Comments
Sino-Buddhist Medicine: A Missing Link in the Global History of Medicine

The Difficulty of Being Blue

Internationally renowned botanist David Lee, emeritus professor at Florida International University, discusses blue pigments in plants and why they are so rare. Lee is the author ofNature's Fabric: Leaves in Science and Culture.

--2019 MAR 26
Comments
The Difficulty of Being Blue

The 'Huntington's Hundredth' Rose

Rose hybridizer Tom Carruth, the E. L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections at The Huntington, introduces his newest floribunda, 'Huntington's Hundredth', developed to commemorate the institution's upcoming centennial. The old-fashioned rose is a soft pastel yellow touched with a blush of orchid pink and cream, with a powerful fragrance reminiscent of citrus blossoms and sweet fruit.

--2019 JAN 10
Comments
The 'Huntington's Hundredth' Rose

Garden Lust: A Botanical Tour of the World's Best New Gardens

Award-winning horticulturist Chris Woods describes the most arresting features in public parks, botanic gardens, and private estates in locations ranging from New Delhi and Dubai to Chile and Australia from his book GardenLust. Throughout, he reveals the fascinating people, plants, and stories that make these gardens so lust-worthy.

88 MIN2018 DEC 13
Comments
Garden Lust: A Botanical Tour of the World's Best New Gardens

Portland Japanese Garden: The Journey Continues

Sadafumi Uchiyama, Garden Curator of the Portland Japanese Garden, reflects on their recent expansion and newly founded institute for teaching garden history, design, construction, and maintenance.

56 MIN2018 JAN 24
Comments
Portland Japanese Garden: The Journey Continues

Kate Sessions: A Legacy of Botanical Bounty

Landscape historian Nancy Carol Carter examines the horticultural legacy of Kate Sessions (1857–1940), the pioneering nursery owner and garden designer who left an indelible mark on the Southern California landscape. Best known for her work in San Diego, Sessions is credited with introducing and popularizing many of the beloved tree species in the region. The lecture is presented in collaboration with the California Garden and Landscape History Society. Recorded Mar. 19, 2017.

45 MIN2017 MAR 21
Comments
Kate Sessions: A Legacy of Botanical Bounty

Remarkable New Discoveries from Hummingbird Rescue

Terry Masear, hummingbird rehabilitator, presents a lecture about nature’s tiny “flying jewels” and the work of the dedicated volunteers of the Los Angeles Hummingbird Rescue. Since its inception in 2007, the group has rehabilitated and released back into the wild 10,000 orphaned or injured birds. Masear also has also written a book on the subject titled Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood. This talk is part of the Southern California Gardener Lecture series at The Huntington. Recorded Mar. 5, 2017.

69 MIN2017 MAR 6
Comments
Remarkable New Discoveries from Hummingbird Rescue

Desert Plants and the Making of a Fine Press Book

Printmaker and book artist Richard Wagener discusses how the visually striking plants in The Huntington’s Desert Garden have inspired his recent work. A series of his wood engravings are reproduced in a new limited edition, fine-press publication titled Exoticum: Twenty-five Desert Plants from the Huntington Gardens. Recorded Jan. 29, 2017.

45 MIN2017 JAN 30
Comments
Desert Plants and the Making of a Fine Press Book

Founding Gardeners

Andrea Wulf talks about her book “Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation.” She explains that the Founding Fathers’ passion for agriculture and botany was as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty.

50 MIN2011 MAY 13
Comments
Founding Gardeners

Japanese Gardens Beyond Japan

Kendall Brown explores the evolution of Japanese gardens in premodern Japan and modern America. The program is the first in a new series of lectures on the history of Japanese gardens. Brown is professor of Asian art history at California State University, Long Beach. He is introduced by Jim Folsom, the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens at The Huntington.

52 MIN2011 MAY 5
Comments
Japanese Gardens Beyond Japan
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