THIS WEEK AT THE H | Aug. 5–12

this-week-at-the-hThis Week at The H is a weekly feature here at Verso. Stop in each Monday to find out what’s happening throughout the week at The Huntington!

Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Ahmanson Room of the Botanical Center is the Second Thursday Garden Talk & Sale, and this month’s topic is “Growing Daffodils in Southern California.” Harold Koopowitz, former director of the University of California–Irvine Arboretum, and author of Clivias and Orchids and their Conservation, discusses the challenges of growing daffodils in Southern California, their horticultural classification, and cultivars that do best in this climate, including the new miniature daffodils. A plant sale follows the program. The event is free, and no reservations are required.

Next Monday, join us for an informal Japanese Teahouse Tour. Take a peek inside the Japanese Garden’s ceremonial teahouse and learn the traditions behind its use. Informal tours are offered at hourly intervals between 12:30 and 4 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Tours are free with general admission, and no reservations are required.

A cooling weather trend this week makes for ideal conditions to stroll the gardens. Did you know The Huntington has about 6 miles of paths? We gave a few tips on how to choose a route in a recent Verso post.

If you still need to beat the heat, go inside to check out our current exhibitions: “Illuminated Palaces: Extra-illustrated Books from the Huntington Library,” on view in the West Hall of the Library; and “Useful Hours: Needlework and Painted Textiles from Southern California Collections” in the Chandler Wing of the Scott Galleries of American Art. Watch out for an upcoming Verso post about “Useful Hours.” And for more on “Illuminated Palaces,” check out Lori Anne Ferrell’s take on her role co-curating the show with Steve Tabor, The Huntington’s curator of early printed books. Ferrell is an English and history professor at Claremont Graduate University and wrote a new article for Fine Books & Collectors magazine.

For information on events that require registration and/or additional fees, please check out the calendar on The Huntington’s website.

Matt Stevens is editor of Verso and Huntington Frontiers magazine.

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