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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

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Great place to walk and take in natural beauty

If you want to see what this part of California looked like before mankind changed it, this place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Claremont, California
Good Walking Spot

We always visit the gardens while traveling. This garden is special with hills, woodlands and some... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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1500 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-3157
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see what this part of California looked like before mankind changed it, this place will give you a sense of that. It will also expose you to a variety of other plants and animals that can thrive in this area.

Thank travelingdutch2009
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We always visit the gardens while traveling. This garden is special with hills, woodlands and some great views. They keep it more natural so you feel like you're in a national park. They have art exhibitions that change making it a new place to visit....More

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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

I have visited this lovely botanical retreat at several different times of year when I visit Claremont and it is always worthwhile. An easy walk from the Doubletree Hotel, only 15 minutes away by foot. Best to go first thing in the morning when the...More

Thank 228jeffreyr
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

I'm not a botanist and, frankly, I know very little about plants, but I do know beauty, which this place has in spades. Be it walking or meditating, this a great place for it.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Went to visit the butterfly habitat The guide inside was great. Took lots of time with the kids (and me) to answer lots of questions Great first time experience.

Thank richarddbowen
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Spent a wonderful taking in the grounds. It is a truly beautiful garden, and everyone seemed extremely excited to share their work with me. One of the high points for me was a tour of their nursery and how they were keeping all the soil...More

Thank BHuggs
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This is a wonderful place to visit to learn to appreciate California native plants. It is wonderful to walk along the long paths and see and smell the different ares. If you are thinking of doing any landscaping, you can purchase native plants that will...More

1  Thank swmacc
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My niece was married there in October and it was breathtaking. We go every year in July for the events (music) and it is a great place.

Thank reograd
Reviewed June 25, 2018

We've been to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden many times before, but we wanted to visit the "Butterfly Pavilion" before the weather was too hot. It was an easy walk from the entrance to reach the pavilion. We saw and photographed about 5 or 6...More

1  Thank Joan H
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Great place to check out the native plants, but might be hot for the middle of the day. Bring water! But beautiful when in full bloom.

1  Thank jewelzpedroza
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Stephanie B
August 15, 2018|
Response from Joan H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stephanie: Yes, there is an admission fee: $9 for adults, seniors $6, students $6 and children (ages 3-12) $4. Throughout the year they have "free admission days". Check out their web site for the dates. Hope this... More