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Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up...

The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center. Or, take a quick ride by golf cart or bike, or by trolley. The Botanic Garden is the primary gateway to access one of the Island's most popular hikes, the Garden to Sky Trail.

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A great place to unwind and walk about

This is a very nice and secluded botanical garden with interesting native plants. While not very paved, it is a smooth walk without needing to go up and down many, if any hills... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
LouiseASL
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mrs Wrigley, a big thanks for creating this beautiful testament to the beauty that desert plants provide us!!

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Thank Mikegbrennan
Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice walking trip through the botanical garden up tot he memorial. The cactus are especially intereesting. The memorial is quite a masterpiece. Well worth seeing and appreciating.

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Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We thought the memorial and mansion were in the same place. My understanding is the mansion cannot be visited by general public. We've been to Catalina many times. So this time we decided to do more walking and less tours. It was a nice walk. The gardens was mostly succulents and cactus. Little variety. The biggest attraction to us was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a really nice hike if you walk in from Avalon. The views from the memorial are stunning. The plants are local/native plants to California, which was nice.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice and secluded botanical garden with interesting native plants. While not very paved, it is a smooth walk without needing to go up and down many, if any hills. To get here you will need to bike or drive as it is a ways from the town. Bring a camera!

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Thank LouiseASL
Ridgecrest, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would be difficult to give anything on Catalina island a poor review. Everything is so beautiful and peaceful. If you are looking for a place to enjoy nature then I would recommend the memorial. However, it's not much different from any other nature spot on the island. If you are interested in plants that are native to the area... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit, we took bikes to go there, it was steep but not very hard. As long as we reached the destination we saw the family of deers, they let us pet them. Garden was ok, but the trail that leads you up in the sky was great, nice views, peaceful atmosphere.

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Thank Kasey E
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get ready to walk and hike. I gave it an Average rating for what it was not what it is. It was the resting place for Mr Wrigley, but he was moved to Chicago I believe. I am not a big hiker and certainly not a botanist, so this was not as exciting for me. I am assuming if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Terrific cactus and native plants garden with tropical plants from all over the Hemisphere as well. Wrigley Memorial an Art Deco lumbering giant, but walk up the mountain from it reveals a fine view of the whole half-circle harbor of Avalon--and we had a great sighting of the endemic Catalina red fox, found only here.

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

For those horticulturists and anyone who enjoys plants this is a must see. You can take a 10-minute bus ride from Avalon to the entrance. You can wander up the hill through the gardens at your own pace. Eventually, you reach the Wrigley memorial in all of its Art Deco style. The tiles are actual Catalina Tile that were made... More 

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