Meet Me in the Garden

Explore the gardens through smell, taste, sight, and touch at our free, inclusive program, created with feedback from families with disabilities.

Are you looking to spend more time in nature connecting with disability communities and making new friends? Join us for Meet Me in the Garden, with activities such as learning how to spell plant names in Braille and exploring plants in the garden in new and exciting ways.

Prior to the program, you will receive a pre-visit story about what to expect at The Huntington as well as a visual schedule of events for the morning. During the program, you can expect written and verbal instructions for the different activity options. This is a drop-in program; your family can come and participate anytime between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Registration also includes admission to The Huntington. After noon, you and your family will be free to explore the rest of the gardens, galleries, and library on your own. Our team of trained staff and volunteers are excited to welcome you to our program and guide you to any other spots on the grounds.

The Desert Garden and Lily Ponds are a 20- to 30-minute downhill walk from the main entrance on a paved, accessible pathway. Rides will be available to and from the entrance for the duration of the program. The Desert Garden has paved, accessible walkways; the Lily Ponds area is a large, grassy field.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Maria Ahverdyan, the Youth, Family, and Community Programs Coordinator, at