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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

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Address: 1500 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Phone Number: +1 909-625-8767
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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

This is a beautiful place to stroll thru and admire all the beautiful flora and fauna. Relaxing. A lovely place to see, take some deep breaths. I love it there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
SusieRussell
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to stroll thru and admire all the beautiful flora and fauna. Relaxing. A lovely place to see, take some deep breaths. I love it there.

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Glendora, California
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146 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We love to go to this garden especially in the spring when there are a lot of flowers blooming, but it is pleasant all year, lots of shade so even good in the summer. They have a great plant nursery with native plants, and a cute gift shop too. There is a fee for the garden, but you can buy... More 

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Claremont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I had to come for a school project. I lived in the area since the 80s and only been here a few times in junior high. This place was really cool to see all the different plants in their natural state. The are plenty of paved trails to walk. You can have your wedding here if you want.

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Thank James S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a nice place to come for a walk or date or just to clear your mind! However, the price is a little steep, especially for students (of which there are many nearby at the Claremont Colleges) and I think a lot of students would be interested in coming here more often if it wasn't so expensive. I love... More 

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Thank Erin B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

End of summer weather took its toll on the Gardens. There was a lot of suffering plants and shrubs. Also a warm day. I suspect that spring would be the best time to visit. Most things would be in bloom. Encountered maybe 6-8 more people.

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Thank Terry B
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a charming and beautiful gem in Claremont. I started taking my children there when they were toddlers and they still enjoy going over for walks when we visit - and they're 27 and 30! I've also attended a wedding here in July and it was magical and a perfect venue. I highly recommend this garden for anyone visiting... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I enjoy all my visits here and support this Botanic Garden (got a family membership) which is located by the Foothill/San Gabriel mountains area of Claremont, CA. They have a little pond with water turtles, some American Indian artifacts and a few all flat no shade hiking trails, but plenty to see while you are doing the walk at this... More 

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Pomona, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

But no more now its overpriced I chose not to enter because the fee was too steep. I used to come here with friends to just walk the grounds maybe get some ides. Is was so nice is spring to see the Native California plants in bloom. Sad to see another spot taken away from those who are on a... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Wonderfully relaxing place with giant oak trees, foliage, shrubbery, a pottery garden, benches to sit on, and seasonal flowers. Docent tours available. I've been there many times. Modest admission fee is well worth the price.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Desert-like plants. Went in the morning, not many visitors at that time. Well kept. Has some shaded areas, however i can see how in the mid afternoon it could get very hot. Overall a very pleasant experience. Recommended!

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