There's always something blooming at The Huntington!
Select a month below to view more of our favorites:
SEPT • OCT •
NOV • DEC
If you love lotuses, you’re in good company. The Chinese neo-Confucian philosopher Zhou Dunyi (1017-1073) admired the lotus above all other flowers because the perfect blossoms rise untainted from the mud, a metaphor for purity and incorruptibility. Summer is the ideal season to cultivate your own love for lotuses; the flowers are in bloom at the Lily Ponds, in the Japanese Garden, and in Chinese Garden (near the aptly named Love for the Lotus Pavilion).