Now Blooming: Aloes

Enjoy a sea of Aloe flowers blooming now throughout the California Garden, Desert Garden, and Cycad Garden near The Huntington Art Gallery.

Winter is one of the showiest seasons at The Huntington, especially in the Desert Garden. Thousands of colorful aloes are at the peak of their bloom right now, making it the perfect time to explore this 10-acre landscape. Their torch-like inflorescences, or flower clusters, light up the garden in brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow, and gold.

More Plants "Now Blooming"

An aloe plant in bloom, with stalks of red-orange to yellow flowers.

Aloe 'David Verity' in the Desert Garden

Aloe ‘Rooikappie’, or Little Red Riding Hood Aloe

Aloe ‘Rooikappie’, Little Red Riding Hood Aloe, is a more compact, cultivated variety of aloe. Photo by Sandy Masuo.

Four culsters of aloe flowers from yellow-green to coral pink.

Aloe tongaensis | The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

A hillside garden with cycads and aloes with yellow flowers.

Aloe fievetii blooms in the The Huntington’s new hillside cycad garden, a dramatic showcase for thousands of plants donated by the late Loran and Eva Whitelock. Photo by Gary Roberson. | The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

Yellow Aloe flowers blooming in a desert landscape.

Aloe elegans in the garden. Photo by Deb Miller. | The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.


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