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Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., P.O. Box 2739, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310.510.2897
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Activities: Walking
Description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon...
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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Beautiful

The grounds were kept nice and clean. It was a beautiful little area. Peaceful. We really enjoyed the beginning to our hike.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Jamestown, California
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Jamestown, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The grounds were kept nice and clean. It was a beautiful little area. Peaceful. We really enjoyed the beginning to our hike.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is basically a desert botanical garden in a small side canyon above Avalon. There are some interesting (and occasionally unique) examples of succulents on display. Dirt paths wind through the plantings on each side of a paved road, which leads directly to the Wrigley Memorial Monument located at the head of the canyon. Santa Catalina has historically been noted... More 

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San Jose
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This botanic garden is at the end of the canyon. the shuttle will get you there in just a few minutes with great views along the way. The plants are well labeled and there is lots to see. The memorial makes for some great picture opportunities. I never go to the island without visiting the garden. The interpretive center gets... More 

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Brunswick, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had the time to visit, but nothing outstanding. Unless you are a California endemic plant enthusiast, you could skip this stop. Nice, quiet mini-garden with the Wrigley memorial towering above. Mr. Wrigley is no longer entombed there.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Ok, this place is just beautiful. I decided not to rent a golf car and just walk up there. The walk is just beautiful. You can hear the unique birds sounds. The walk was about 35 minutes and definitely worth it. I paid $7 to go inside the botanical garden. The place is very well taken care. Pretty cactus and... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The walk to the Memorial was nice and scenic, it passes the beautiful golf course and has a manageable incline. Entry to the gardens cost $5. The gardens are a hodge podge of cactus and other native plants, no design apparent, just plantings with paths through them. The memorial was big and elaborate, but there was not signage to indicate... More 

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Lander, Wyoming, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Learning about the history of the plants on the island, the gardens and the memorial was very interesting. The desert garden has many succulents, cactus and desert vegetation. Many different varieties of each over many acres. Take your time and learn about the unique plants and it will add to your visit. The memorial is really neat. The history of... More 

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Burbank, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Whether your first time or more, you have to check out the memorial and gardens. It's a trek to get there but worth it if weather permitting. We rented electric bikes, which was a quite a fun experience and great way to see the island. You can see clear across the water at the top of the Memorial.

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Boulder, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This botanical garden features many rare species that are endemic to Catalina - and is a very nice walk through the gardens plus a climb to the Wrigley memorial up on the hill. Also a very enjoyable bike ride up to the gardens from town. The Entry fee was $7 which we could pay on the honor system into a... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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139 reviews 139 reviews
60 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We took the last trolley ride to the Botanic gardens and paid $7pp to walk through some cactus to the Wrigley memorial. They should really improve the "botanic gardens" to make it worthwhile

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