The thing I remember the most about my first visit to the Huntington Botanical Gardens about seven years ago was the cacti to be found in the Desert Garden area, on my return on Monday I still found this the most captivating garden to walk through.
Even though it was a Monday the gardens were still busy, although we did manage to avoid the hordes of noisy school children for most of our visit.
Huntington Botanical Gardens it had been April 2010 and there were far more flowers in bloom, although the weather was far more gloomy.
As the sun shone it was also cool to see the snow-covered mountains in the distance, which was an amazing contrast to the lush green vegetation surrounding us.
All in all it wasn't a bad way to spend one of the last days in January...