Interactive Map

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

The Wedge Commemorative Bench.

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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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Tropical Conservatory

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

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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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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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Central Garden
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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
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Cafe - 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
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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
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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
Map of Sherman Gardens and Library
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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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Wedge Commemorative Bench

The Wedge Commemorative Bench.

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formal-garden
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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Tropical Conservatory

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

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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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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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Central Garden
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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
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Cafe - 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
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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
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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