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Sherman Library & Gardens
2647 Pacific Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Dog-Friendly: No Kid-Friendly: Yes
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About Sherman Library & Gardens
Gardens 10:30 am – 4:00 pm Daily
Library 10:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s day.
Children ages 12-18 $3.00
Children under 12 Free
Admission is free on the first Monday of each month.
Sherman Library & Gardens is a 2.2 acre Corona del Mar horticultural retreat. The Gardens provide a museum of living plants, displayed amidst a setting of immaculate gardens, patios and conservatories linked together by wide brick walkways, beds blooming with seasonal flowers and bubbling tile fountains.
The “coastal garden” cuisine at Café Jardin marries vibrantly fresh California produce with a French pedigree. The restaurant is located in full view of the central flower gardens. Dining takes place outdoors for the most part, moving indoors in case of inclement weather – a rarity in Orange County.
Lunch 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday-Friday
Brunch* 10:30 am – 2:00 pm Sunday
*Brunch is served in Spring & Summer. Please call for availability.
For reservations: Please call 949-673-0033
Tea Garden Creperie
Their Tea Garden Creperie offers a casual outdoor dining experience on weekends. Listen to ambient music as you enjoy a delicious handmade crepe in our beautiful and serene Tea Garden.
Handmade crepes – sweet and savory
Soup du Jour
Specialty coffees and teas
11:30 am – 3:00 pm Saturday & Sunday
No reservations; closed in inclement weather.
There is a $5.00 garden admission charge to dine at the creperie.
Personal Experience: This is such a beautiful little place to get lost in for an hour or so. They have one of the happiest gardens I have ever seen. Every plant was just BURSTING with health and happiness. We unfortunately got here too late to enjoy the cafe so I cannot speak on that. We stopped by here the same day we visited the Pirate Tower as they are in the same vicinity. Garden and nature lovers alike should definitely consider making a visit here!