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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2897
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Nice visit to waste some time

Neat little side attraction. Not much to do except look at some plants and trees. Mostly the same... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Keith R
via mobile
Worthwhile stop while on the golf cart tour, but expensive

We stopped here while taking the golf cart tour around the island. The facilities are nice, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brian C
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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."
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“desert plants” (24 reviews)
“native plants” (21 reviews)
“golf cart” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-2897
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Neat little side attraction. Not much to do except look at some plants and trees. Mostly the same ones over and over. At the top is a neat tower you can climb and learn a little history. Definitely nice to take pictures at. We enjoyed...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped here while taking the golf cart tour around the island. The facilities are nice, and the plants are beautiful. My only complaint is that its really quite expensive for what you get, however they probably don't get many guests and everything on the...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden was lovely. We took the city bus and then walked back to town. There are labels on most plants but if you don't already know a lot about the plants it might not be that interesting because there is not much information provided....More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We opted for the 30-45 min walk slightly uphill walk which was fine since the weather was cool and breezy but it would be less pleasant in July heat. The gardens are on the golf cart scenic tour route so if u rent a golf...More

Thank jboyd170
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The memorial was beautiful, but the botanical gardens weren't anything special. Just cactus and trees. It was a nice view, and my friend and I saw a fox. That was pretty cool. But that was all it was. Don't get me wrong though, the tile...More

Thank Jeana J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a nice place. Lots of cool California desert plants. Saw an adorable fox trying to steal food while we were there. Worth a good hour of your time to walk around.

Thank sjdance02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a quiet stroll. Walk through a garden of different cacti plants as you make your way to the huge memorial structure. Be advised, enter through the left side if you have walking problems or bad knees. Get there on your birthday and...More

Thank Jonnie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The botanical garden is small, but worth a visit. You will mainly find a beautiful selection of succulents. What makes this botanical garden so interesting are the endemic plant species, that are very unique and unlikely to be encountered in botanical gardens elsewhere. Personally I...More

Thank Catalina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our walk thru this garden -- neat plants and definitely worth visit. Cacti was varied and several natural Catalina plants -- building overview was pretty

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit and walk. Recommend renting a golf cart to get there as can be a long walk from town.

Thank Tonia T
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djhalaska
How much does it cost to take the trolley to the garden
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!
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Madeline B
Is there a picnic area or can you eat at the gardens?
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
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