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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 Tranquil Setting

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Palm Springs, California
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from town (up, up, up), and enjoyed the gardens, memorial, and views. In the gardens, we saw mostly cactus and succulents, and a few were blooming. The memorial is accessed through beautiful bronze doors. Magnificent tile work on the steps and memorial. Perhaps the most beautiful is blue flagstone, which was quarried on Catalina Island. The memorial and... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those who love succulents and native species this is the place. A beautiful setting in a canyon headed by a magnificent structure. It is a nice uphill walk from town, but look at it this way--it's downhill on the way back. The taxi ride up is nice too.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot about the history of Catalina. Interesting and cool memorial. We actually happened to pass through it to take the Garden to Sky hike. $7/person to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a delight. Really easy walk. Great to be out in the fresh air and walking off all our drinks and meals. Very informative garden. Well identified and amazing view from the memorial. Highly recommend this excursion.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool insights into plants on the island. Looking at all the plants and trees differently now I know what they are!

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Lafayette, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wrigley Memorial Botanical gardens is 1.5 miles up from downtown Avalon at the end of the road. You can walk or take the city bus for $1. Gardens are primarily varieties of Cacti. Some unique species. Not a large garden. The short videos that you can watch at the entrance are worthwhile, 6-10 minutes each. Memorial to William Wrigley at... More 

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Sun City, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Not too much here to see. We did see a family of deer grazing though. Need to rent a golf cart or take one of the many busses to see.. long way from the port/harbor

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