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Fullerton Arboretum

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Address: 1900 Associated Rd, Fullerton, CA 92831-1659
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+1 657-278-4681

26 acres of beautiful gardens, the Fullerton Arboretum offers plant and...

26 acres of beautiful gardens, the Fullerton Arboretum offers plant and produce sales four days a week, weekly cooking, fitness, and botany classes; and more!

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Great for relaxing and getting back to nature.

Very good place to get away from it all in Fullerton. It is about 80 acres with a stream running through it. Stop to look at the ducks, turtles, and fish. There are a great... read more

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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good place to get away from it all in Fullerton. It is about 80 acres with a stream running through it. Stop to look at the ducks, turtles, and fish. There are a great number of trees from all over the world and different climatic zones. A stroll is good for the soul. There are many benches to sit... More 

Thank AZ1912
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit to this lovely nature inspired serene place with lots of greenery and plants, trees, and places to sit or take pictures was so beautiful and natural as though you were out in nature somewhere, while you have a freeway, a school nearby and none of that seems visible there. It's like you are transported somewhere in nature surrounded... More 

Thank Noreen O
Lake Forest, California
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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surrounded by a freeway, busy streets and a college campus, the Fullerton Arboretum is a welcome oasis in the middle of a noisy, crowded and hectic area. Admission and parking are free. The arboretum is laid out well, 26 acres of meandering paths featuring a waterfall and foot bridge to greet you at the entrance. The waterfall descends into a... More 

Thank IslandLovinTwosome
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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294 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Tucked in the middle of noisy, crowded and over developed Fullerton, is a lovely sanctuary filled with blooming trees (smell the orange blossoms, heavenly !), shrubs, native California desert plants, gardens, birds and beauty. Human studies have shown that as little as 20 minutes spent in nature twice per week can reduce anxiety and depression, well here is a place... More 

Thank daanddo
Pomona, California
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Fullerton Arboretum is beautiful and peaceful with lots of different areas to explore. If you love plants and being outside, or want to take you kids somewhere fun to explore for a day, this is a great place to go. Check out the Childrens Garden, and visit during their plant sales.

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Culver City, California
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363 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Fullerton Arboretum is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon - with friends or family. There are lots of trails throughout the property. And it's fun just to meander through the various gardens. It's a great place for photography. There aren't really formal flower gardens here. However there are succulents, a Mediterranean garden and other types as well. Both... More 

Thank GareThere
Fullerton, California
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

What a hidden Gem. You would never know it was there. Very tranquil and quiet . Nice place to walk and wonder with friends or family.

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A great place to take a walk and talk and take photographs. My photography class spent the day here amongst the fkora and fauna. I was a little disappointed because I was expecting more well taken cared of plants. Maybe the drought was really bad that they couldn't handle it. There re ducks, birds and other animals roaming around the... More 

Thank bellepapillon247
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186 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place is great to walk around and enjoy some nature in the concrete jungle. Relatively quite considering location and peaceful. Great for individuals and families.

Thank TBSoCal71
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Although it is not large, sequestered between the 57 Fwy and the CSUF campus, this gem is worth a stop. There are many native California plants, shady groves, a large pond with visiting ducks, a store to buy seeds and plants and an expansive lawn to rent for events such as weddings. Well worth the stop.

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