Development of San Marino ranch and the Huntington Botanical Gardens; construction of the Huntington residence and of the
Huntington Library; city of San Marino, California. Articles relative to botanical gardens and specific species.
William Hertrich was born in Baden, Germany, in 1878, and studied horticulture in Austria. By 1904 he was in California, where
he began to work on the San Marino Ranch, then known as Los Robles Ranch, purchased by Henry Edwards Huntington the previous
year. Hertrich would remain with Mr. Huntington, progressing from gardener to superintendent of grounds and buildings, until
his employers' death in 1927, remained until his retirement in 1948, than continued in an advisory capacity until his own
death in 1966.
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