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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

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Address: 1500 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
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Delightful in any season

All plants are native to the area but since this botanic garden is near three climatic zones (mountain, desert, coastal) that provides lots of variety! Extensive paths lead to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Claremont, California
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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All plants are native to the area but since this botanic garden is near three climatic zones (mountain, desert, coastal) that provides lots of variety! Extensive paths lead to various levels. The ancient live oak tree on the lowest level is magnificent. We've visited numerous times and never tire of the explorations!

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

take an hour or two to get away from the crowds. Not only will you get to know indigenous plants better, but you'll start hearing your breathing and slowing your thoughts/ Great place to get away from hubbub.

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Riverside, California
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were searching for something to do which was close to home, easy to get to and not crowded. We found it! Most plants were dormant because it's still "winter" but I can imagine how different it would be in the spring when flowers are in bloom. Loved the redwoods and Joshua trees. From the recent snow storms, Mt. Baldy,... More 

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Claremont, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Though those who have an interest in botany can surely gain something from this, even the untrained visitor can appreciate getting away to this secluded area to rest, relect and enjoy. It offers a gift shop and docents as well as self-guided ventures. This is not a grand scale garden like neraby arboretums. But it does nicely.

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Upland, California
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We went with friends at night to walk the grounds that had 1300 luminaries lighting the walkways. Various musical venues were offered , and then we enjoyed mulled cider and cookies. It was lovely!

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Spring Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We go to RSABG when looking for landscaping plants or to just get away by wandering thru the gardens. The staff is very knowledgeable, the grounds have many mature native plants, and the nursery is very large.

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Thank ChuckBrownSV
Las Vegas, Nevada
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721 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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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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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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