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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. The Huntington also sponsors an annual Chinese Garden Lecture Series.
||CleanFounding 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.||5/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJapanese 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.||5/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting to Know Orchids||Botanical director Jim Folsom talks about the science of orchids prior to the opening of the 2010 Southland Orchid Show.||10/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|