The Huntington Library in San Marino announced Tuesday that its botanical gardens will be closed to the public from Wednesday through April 14, but two of the Southland’s other beloved gardens remain open for now, with some alterations to normal operations due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“The gardens had remained open even as The Huntington’s galleries closed last week; the hope was to be able to keep them open for visitors as long as possible. But given the increased spread of the virus and the escalating concerns among health officials and government leaders regarding the need to practice safe distancing, Huntington officials determined it necessary and appropriate to close the gardens, as well,” a statement issued Tuesday afternoon reads. “The public includes, in this instance, all visitors, members, scholars, and volunteers, among others.”
Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge remains open, but is operating as an outdoor-only venue until further notice. The Boddy House and Sturt Haaga Gallery are closed through April, and all indoor programming and events have been canceled.
The Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia’s landscape remains open, but it has canceled all remaining programs through March 31, and also suspended walking tours, tram tours, docent-led school tours and Santa Anita Depot Tours through May 1.
Guests are advised to check both gardens’ websites before planning a visit in the event of any changes.