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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2897
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It was a relaxing hike at the botanical garden to view native plants & take in some history at the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Round Rock, Texas
Expecting more

The gardens were not what I expected. I would have thought that there would be more plants and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katherine D
Chino, California
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The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is located at the top of Avalon Canyon - just a short 30 minute stroll up from town! The Garden features a collection of native plants from both Catalina Island, and the surrounding Channel Islands. The Garden also features a collection of succulents from around the world. The park is also home to the Wrigley Memorial. This iconic island landmark was built in 1934 in honor of Catalina Island patron William Wrigley Jr. The unique structure incorporates a variety of native rock and stone, as well as the famed "Catalina tile."
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  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“desert plants” (24 reviews)
“golf cart” (42 reviews)
“native plants” (22 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2897
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a relaxing hike at the botanical garden to view native plants & take in some history at the monument the path leads up to. Great place for pics too!

Thank wgibson64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens were not what I expected. I would have thought that there would be more plants and flowers. Could have been the time of year and weather. The Wrigley Memorial was exceptional.

Thank Katherine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like a lot on Catalina the Gardens have seen a lot of work since my last visit. Visitor center, tours and upgraded grounds show where the $7 per adult admission fee has gone. Students with IDs, $3, Seniors $5. You can walk up to the...More

Thank kcslatts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely scenery, with quite a diversity of fauna to study. Well maintained. Memorial is in great shape.

Thank Randall76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up from the beach (and back down) and we hit 12,500 steps before lunchtime. The garden is nice with a huge variety of plants and a naturalist gave us an informal tour. The Wrigley Memorial is above. It's a gorgeous structure with amazing...More

Thank Randi R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

take the bus from pier to the entrance of the garden. bus is $2 each. garden admission fee, $7 for adult and $3 for kids, Botanic garden is so so. very short walk to the memorial (top), view is good for me, but kids are...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit the Wrigley Mansion. Beautiful Property with amazing views. Restaurant requires a reservation three days in advance, food is $48 per meal.

1  Thank travler5001
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have walked from town up to the Wrigley Botanical Gardens and Memorial several times, and am always struck by how beautiful the view from the top of the memorial is. The Botanical Gardens themselves are interesting and make you realize that Catalina Island isn't...More

Thank rokkahulababy
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I thought these "botanical gardens" would be plush with bougainvilleas and other California flora and fauna. These gardens are desert! On the trail, we saw only a few flowering bushes or trees. I was disappointed until we headed uphill to the Wrigley monument. The views...More

Thank Scubajackie
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A wide variety of island-climate plants, although many are from Madagascar and the Canary Islands. I noted a few labels for the Catalina native plants, but many species I saw on an island heights bike ride were absent.

Thank Thomas K
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Joanie F
12 August 2017|
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Response from Katherine D | Reviewed this property |
Mostly cactus, not much in flowers. If you are not used to walking uphill, take your time and stop to look at the plants. The memorial has a lot of steps on the right sight. Would suggest taking the left side as it is easier... More
30 August 2016|
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Response from TayaLeReve | Reviewed this property |
We also took the golf cart we rented which is a great way to go so you can explore all of the Avalon area!
Madeline B
12 July 2016|
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Response from Steven J | Reviewed this property |
I'd bring snacks, don't think there's a specific area