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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

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Address: 1500 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-3157
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We visited during a heatwave in July. So if hot, I recommend walks early in morning or late afternoon. Critters and blooms are at their best during those hours. This garden of... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We visited during a heatwave in July. So if hot, I recommend walks early in morning or late afternoon. Critters and blooms are at their best during those hours. This garden of native plants is an 80 acre oasis in the middle of east LA County. It is also a premier botanical research institute. Birders and butterfly enthusiasts love this... More 

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Wrightwood, California
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a great place to take a walk, it is very peaceful. It's nice to be able to hear the sounds of nature and not the sounds of traffic!!

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Thank Suzanne P
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

this a nice relaxing walk. Depending how long you stop to admire the plants and read the literature it should take about 1 hr to 2 hrs. squirrels and rabbits can be seen through the whole garden. A variety of birds can be seen. I would recommend to go when its not too hot.

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Thank Enrique S
Claremont, California
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93 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

A walk around the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is a great way to spend the afternoon. I would recommend wearing sunscreen and maybe taking an umbrella on those bright sunny southern California days. The grounds are well kept and have a large variety of indigenous California plants.

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Thank Ulvgirl
Los Angeles
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We got very familiar with this area during a Junior Hero Run last year. There are trees and shrubbery of all sorts, and the grounds appear to be well-maintained. Every year they also hold a science camp where they teach the value of caring for the environment to the children.

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Thank pomeranianlovah
Toronto, Canada
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200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This garden features all plants that are limited to California or which include California as their range. Some are quite well known, like joshua trees, while others are unusual and only grow in a few small parts of the state. It is beautifully landscaped and is quite large. There was a nice butterfly exhibit while I was there, too. Admission... More 

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Claremont, California
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Love walking around the gardens. The kids love it here too. It isn't very expensive and we really enjoyed walking the trails here.

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Thank karaleeper
Claremont, California
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

These botanical gardens are a display of plants native to so. Cal, so spring flowers are a good tI'm to go. Lower garden has gigantic cactus.

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Thank alison s s
Claremont, California
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

You can always find something beautiful here. Whether its a flower in bloom or a butterfly seeking a place to land there is never a lack of subjects to photograph or observe.

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Arlington, VA
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

It's really a lovely walk through many native California plant species very carefully laid out. There's a terrific and helpful shop at the Garden as well. Fun taking the tram up from the parking lot. Not cheap but worth the expense if you're a garden / plant lover.

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