Photo courtesy of Sunnylands Center & Gardens
"Sunnylands" Shines for Gardens & Design
Philanthropists and distinguished public servants, Walter and Leonore Annenberg, left behind their blush-brushed residence to benefit thought leaders and inspire the public. The 200-acre Sunnylands estate is an interior and exterior work of art framed by the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains. Presidents, foreign dignitaries and iconic celebrities have all found refuge here and as of March 2012, us plebes can get a taste of the 1% living too. The newly renovated visitor center is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays for the enjoyment of art, history and greenspace. It’s recommended to plan ahead and purchase tickets ($35) for an intimate tour of the mid-century modern house and manicured grounds to truly appreciate the impact of interior design, architecture, and landscaping.
By Susan Mason, AFAR Local Expert
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37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, United States
Thur - Sun 9am - 4pm