Interactive Map

  • 1 Sherman Gardens Introduction
  • 2 Sun Garden
  • 3 Formal Garden
  • 4 Bromeliad Garden
  • 5 Orchid Collection
  • 6 Koi Fish Pond
  • 7 Tropical Conservatory
  • 8 Central Garden
  • 9 Fern Grotto
  • 10 Perennial Garden
  • 11 Central Patio Room Tile Mural
  • 12 Palm Collection
  • 13 Succulent Garden
  • 14 Pepper Tree
  • 15 Historical Adobe House
  • 16 Historical Research Library
  • 17 Tea Garden
  • 18 Specimen Shade Garden
  • 19 Mediterranean Climate Garden
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Sherman Gardens Introduction

Sherman Library & Gardens is a place of discovery and learning, and hosts cultural activities for adults and children, seasonal exhibits, lectures, and movies.

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Sun Garden

Seasonal array of annuals and perennials in an assortment of colors and textures. This garden is filled with dramatic combinations of classic gardens favorites and unique heirloom varieties.

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Formal Garden

The formal knot garden is a mixture of hedges and aromatic herbs grown in interlocking knots which create a formal symmetrical pattern within the confines of the border hedge.

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Bromeliad Garden

Set amongst a palm canopy, the bromeliad collection shows unique survival adaptions; such as tree clinging epiphytes and water holding cups. Enjoy the variety of size, texture and color of this tropical flora.

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Orchid Collection

The orchid family is the largest family of flowering plants with over 2,500 species and many hybrids. This display inside the Tropical Conservatory is constantly changing as new orchids come into bloom.

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Koi Fish Pond

A lush tropical waterfall feeds into a pond filled with colorful koi. Watch the feeding frenzy as they get their afternoon snack of bananas and oranges.

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Tropical Conservatory

This climate controlled conservatory houses collections of tropical palms, Anthurium, orchids, gingers, and other exotic specimen.

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Central Garden

Used for events and weddings, the seasonal display of color in this main garden is sure to impress. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon dining at the garden’s café on the adjacent sunny patio.

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Fern Grotto

This shady corridor is filled with a collection of lush ferns and bizarre spikey cycads. See what primitive plants looked like during the age of dinosaurs before flowers evolved.

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Perennial Garden

These showy perennials are native to the five Mediterranean climates of the world and are well suited for California’s dry summers and wet winters.

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Central Patio Room Tile Mural

The tile mural was designed and executed about 1940 in a small art colony near Sao Paulo, Brazil. It depicts life in a small Brazilian coastal village during the annual Fiesta de Sao Joao.

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Palm Collection

Unique palms are planted throughout the garden. however, some of our largest specimen can be seen here growing together. From this vantage point the tops of palms from other parts of the garden are visible Palms constitute one of our largest plant collections with over 90 species on display.

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Succulent Garden

Species from many plant families have adapted fleshy leaves and succulent stems to thrive in harsh environments. This beautiful display of succulents and cacti is designed with extraordinary detail; it’s not an ordinary “desert garden”!

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Pepper Tree

This South American native was planted shortly after the Adobe House completion. This stately tree has developed character in its 70 years with large limbs and protruding burls.

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Historical Adobe House

In the early 1940s, Lawrence and Pauline Lushbaugh designed and built, by hand, this small, fired-adobe house. The adobe is now an exhibit room used to highlight some of the Sherman Library’s special collections.

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Historical Research Library

The Sherman Library is a research library with a collection focusing on the dramatic growth and transformation if the Pacific Southwest over the past one hundred and fifty years.

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Tea Garden

A magical setting for a wedding; this charming patio garden is softened with delicate blooms of fuchsias, begonias, and impatiens.

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Specimen Shade Garden

A lath shade house provides extra protection for tropical specimens and unusual shade plants. You’ll find unique palms, large fuchsias, and a collection of over 80 begonias.

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Mediterranean Climate Garden

California holds the distinction of being one of the five Mediterranean climate regions of the world. These regions are characterized by long dry summers and wet winters. Plants here are adapted to this climate.

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Sherman Gardens Introduction

Sherman Library & Gardens is a place of discovery and learning, and hosts cultural activities for adults and children, seasonal exhibits, lectures, and movies.

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Sun Garden

Seasonal array of annuals and perennials in an assortment of colors and textures. This garden is filled with dramatic combinations of classic gardens favorites and unique heirloom varieties.

3
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Formal Garden

The formal knot garden is a mixture of hedges and aromatic herbs grown in interlocking knots which create a formal symmetrical pattern within the confines of the border hedge.

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Bromeliad Garden

Set amongst a palm canopy, the bromeliad collection shows unique survival adaptions; such as tree clinging epiphytes and water holding cups. Enjoy the variety of size, texture and color of this tropical flora.

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Orchid Collection

The orchid family is the largest family of flowering plants with over 2,500 species and many hybrids. This display inside the Tropical Conservatory is constantly changing as new orchids come into bloom.

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Koi Fish Pond

A lush tropical waterfall feeds into a pond filled with colorful koi. Watch the feeding frenzy as they get their afternoon snack of bananas and oranges.

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Tropical Conservatory

This climate controlled conservatory houses collections of tropical palms, Anthurium, orchids, gingers, and other exotic specimen.

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Central Garden

Used for events and weddings, the seasonal display of color in this main garden is sure to impress. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon dining at the garden’s café on the adjacent sunny patio.

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Fern Grotto

This shady corridor is filled with a collection of lush ferns and bizarre spikey cycads. See what primitive plants looked like during the age of dinosaurs before flowers evolved.

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Perennial Garden

These showy perennials are native to the five Mediterranean climates of the world and are well suited for California’s dry summers and wet winters.

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Central Patio Room Tile Mural

The tile mural was designed and executed about 1940 in a small art colony near Sao Paulo, Brazil. It depicts life in a small Brazilian coastal village during the annual Fiesta de Sao Joao.

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Palm Collection

Unique palms are planted throughout the garden. however, some of our largest specimen can be seen here growing together. From this vantage point the tops of palms from other parts of the garden are visible Palms constitute one of our largest plant collections with over 90 species on display.

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Succulent Garden

Species from many plant families have adapted fleshy leaves and succulent stems to thrive in harsh environments. This beautiful display of succulents and cacti is designed with extraordinary detail; it’s not an ordinary “desert garden”!

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Pepper Tree

This South American native was planted shortly after the Adobe House completion. This stately tree has developed character in its 70 years with large limbs and protruding burls.

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Historical Adobe House

In the early 1940s, Lawrence and Pauline Lushbaugh designed and built, by hand, this small, fired-adobe house. The adobe is now an exhibit room used to highlight some of the Sherman Library’s special collections.

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Historical Research Library

The Sherman Library is a research library with a collection focusing on the dramatic growth and transformation if the Pacific Southwest over the past one hundred and fifty years.

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Tea Garden

A magical setting for a wedding; this charming patio garden is softened with delicate blooms of fuchsias, begonias, and impatiens.

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Specimen Shade Garden

A lath shade house provides extra protection for tropical specimens and unusual shade plants. You’ll find unique palms, large fuchsias, and a collection of over 80 begonias.

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Mediterranean Climate Garden

California holds the distinction of being one of the five Mediterranean climate regions of the world. These regions are characterized by long dry summers and wet winters. Plants here are adapted to this climate.