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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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nice walk

this a nice relaxing walk. Depending how long you stop to admire the plants and read the literature it should take about 1 hr to 2 hrs. squirrels and rabbits can be seen through... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
Enrique S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

this a nice relaxing walk. Depending how long you stop to admire the plants and read the literature it should take about 1 hr to 2 hrs. squirrels and rabbits can be seen through the whole garden. A variety of birds can be seen. I would recommend to go when its not too hot.

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A walk around the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is a great way to spend the afternoon. I would recommend wearing sunscreen and maybe taking an umbrella on those bright sunny southern California days. The grounds are well kept and have a large variety of indigenous California plants.

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Thank Ulvgirl
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We got very familiar with this area during a Junior Hero Run last year. There are trees and shrubbery of all sorts, and the grounds appear to be well-maintained. Every year they also hold a science camp where they teach the value of caring for the environment to the children.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This garden features all plants that are limited to California or which include California as their range. Some are quite well known, like joshua trees, while others are unusual and only grow in a few small parts of the state. It is beautifully landscaped and is quite large. There was a nice butterfly exhibit while I was there, too. Admission... More 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Love walking around the gardens. The kids love it here too. It isn't very expensive and we really enjoyed walking the trails here.

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Thank karaleeper
Claremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

These botanical gardens are a display of plants native to so. Cal, so spring flowers are a good tI'm to go. Lower garden has gigantic cactus.

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

You can always find something beautiful here. Whether its a flower in bloom or a butterfly seeking a place to land there is never a lack of subjects to photograph or observe.

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

It's really a lovely walk through many native California plant species very carefully laid out. There's a terrific and helpful shop at the Garden as well. Fun taking the tram up from the parking lot. Not cheap but worth the expense if you're a garden / plant lover.

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Throughout the 14 years we have lived in Claremont, the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens have been there for us. They are great to show to visiting friends & family, and also an awesome place for a peaceful walk and some time to decompress. I had my Bar Mitzvah here!!

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Thank Zachary W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

My wife were staying with our Son and his family and we opted to visit the Botanic Garden. Wow, what a lovely place to spend a hour or 2, or an afternoon. It was very interesting to see the wide variety of trees and plants native to California and the way they are presented is superb but what I wasn't... More 

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