Earlier this week I shared some photos from my visit to The Huntington Botanical Gardens that focused on the wonderful plants and flowers on display there.
Today I thought I'd show you some of the other sights including the statuary and sculptures that can be found on the grounds.
Also after showcasing the Desert and Japanese Gardens, here's a glimpse of the Chinese Garden at Huntington, where you can stroll along the covered walkways, bridges and pavilions and admire the surrounding beautiful landscape.
Huntington's Chinese Garden
There are a great variety of outdoor sculptures and interesting sights to be discovered within the grounds including 17th century limestone statues on each side of the North Vista, which depict characters from classical mythology and folklore.
North Vista statues
Poseidon statue outside Huntington Library
The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science houses interactive exhibits and comprises three different habitats (a lowland tropical rain forest, a cloud forest and a carnivorous plant bog). It's pretty steamy in there too.
Huntington Gardens Conservatory
On the paved terrace behind the Huntington Art Gallery you'll find some magnificent bronze sculptures by the French artist Jacques Houzeau, cast in 1680-81.
Jacques Houzeau Stag bronze
The weathered statues rather brutally feature ferocious dogs bringing down both a regal stag and a wild boar.
Jacques Houzeau Wild Boar bronze
On plinths outside the Huntington Library Exhibition Hall you'll also find an interesting selection of heroic looking French 17th century bronze replicas.
Huntington Library Exhibition Hall bronzes