Sunday, February 20, 2011
The Huntington Conservatory at the Huntington Botanical Gardens. I suspect it was designed to look like an original conservatory that had long since been removed. The conservatory has two wings and a central rotunda. The rotunda goes down about a story or two into the ground with a beautiful pool in the center filled with tropical fish and surrounded by flowering tropical vines. The sides of the recessed area have tropical flowering trees, vines and orchids. Mists rain down on regularly timed intervals and huge fans keep a gentle breeze blowing constantly. It is truly an enchanted space.