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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2897
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A nice diversion

It took us about 45 minutes to hike here from our hotel near the bay. Upon arriving, we learned... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kansas City, Missouri
A good collection of native plants.

It is not a large botanical garden with s lot of exotic plants. It is well maintained and had a lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert H
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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."
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“desert plants” (24 reviews)
“native plants” (25 reviews)
“sky hike” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2897
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It took us about 45 minutes to hike here from our hotel near the bay. Upon arriving, we learned that the city’s Garibaldi Bus makes the run up here every 45 minutes, and the cost is only $2 per person per ride. Needless to say,...More

Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not a large botanical garden with s lot of exotic plants. It is well maintained and had a lot of information relative to Catalina and the Wrigleys.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice enough but nothing spectacular. A good collection of cacti. The memorial at the end is an interesting building. Easy enough to walk to from the town as it's only a shallow incline. A peaceful way to spend an hour.

Thank iaamg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Meal included alcohol. I love old, historic homes. This one has seen its heyday like so many others. But beautiful... no gardens to see due to the drought. Might consider staying here next time since they include breakfast, lunch, golf cart, appetizers and cocktails. Lovely...More

Thank 639499LizW330
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We here today. Very dry and most plants seemed to be desert style plants. Very well maintained. We went with folks who live on Catalina and are members of the conservatory and we all got in for free.

Thank JimW551
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rook the long walk from the beachfront to the park, a good 40mns on foot with a slight upwards incline. We were pooped! Bring water and a sun hat. The gardens are a bit bare, but we are so spoiled on the mainland with...More

Thank KFM214
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You will see beautiful cactus. The memorial is beautiful with an amazing view but it's a hike, so you need good shoes and water. They did sell small snacks and drinks if the ticket booth is open. If it's not open you can get to...More

Thank julsgarden
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Depends on what time of year you go out there... summer is great.. winter not as much... check before going.. .

Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I like to visit botanical gardens and am glad there was one on the island. The walk up was pleasant, though somewhat noisy due to the golf carts. But once we got there it was quiet. Good place if you're into walking.

Thank cathyomaha
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Great exhibition of desert gardens and the Wrigley memorial was really interesting, also enjoyed the videos. Recommend a visit.

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Joanie F
12 August 2017|
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Response from CatConservancy | Property representative |
Great questions, Joanie! Thank you for your interest! Showcased in the Garden are the cacti and succulents that Mrs. Wrigley collected throughout her world travels, plus plants that grow naturally on Catalina Island and... More
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!
Madeline B
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