The Sherman Library and Gardens are botanical gardens located at 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, California.Today’s garden began in 1955 when Arnold D. Haskell (1895-1977) bought the Norman’s Nursery property. Mr. Haskell named the Library and Gardens after his mentor and benefactor, M. H. Sherman (1853-1932).
The gardens include patios and conservatories, seasonal flower beds, and fountains. Collections range from desert plants to tropical vegetation. The Cactus and Succulent Garden includes a California pepper tree. A tropical conservatory features orchids, heliconias, and gingers. The Rose Garden features roses, the Fern Grotto exhibits mature staghorn ferns, the Japanese Garden includes a bo tree, and the Herb Garden shows a variety ofherbs, including chocolate and orange-mint, tri-color and society garlic.