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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

1500 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
909-625-8767
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Claremont
Type: Gardens
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Upland, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I took a group to the Botanic Garden this summer. They enjoyed seeing southern California flora and fauna, which contrasted so much with the vegetation in their homeland. We live in a desert which is made green by irrigation, so it's a bit of a shock to see the 'native' vegetation of our region, and a wonderful, educational experience. We... More

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Claremont, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful place to take the family for a walk and a little adventure. You can just sit and relax surrounded by the calm of nature .

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Claremont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A wonderful path that winds through to lighted candles leading you to sweet music! Places to sit and enjoy while drinking hot cocoa and eating cookies, and listening to more lovely music!

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colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

the gardens are a great place to walk...interesting plants and vegetation .. lots of animals, open space...and peace and quiet from the busy busy city activities.....

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alta loma
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I would recommend visiting in the early morning as there is a fair amount of walking. If they offer a docent, we couldn't find one, that would make it ideal as there are many plants and trees that probably have a rich history that we didn't know about. The gift shop is good and sometimes the Garden offers native plants... More

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Claremont, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hidden from view at the top of College Ave this large collection of California plants and trees is an amazing collection with a multi-layered history. The current site is many acres of viewing with well worn paths and the need to dodge the occasional sprinkler punctuated with exhibits, works of art and a relaxing covered pond/fountain area. There are facilities... More

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California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a large and attractive garden near the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains just north of the Claremont Colleges. It's full of California natives in a natural setting. It's a lovely place for strolling, learning about natives or about plants in general. Allow several hours for a complete visit since there are also special exhibits and events. (For example... More

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Norwich, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

To no fault of the garden...I wish I would have went earlier in the season as it was dry and I would have liked to have seen more flowers. They did have the butterfly pavilion. But it is a good place to walk around and get some fresh air. The people that work here are friendly. Small admission fee but... More

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was a gorgeous day to walk around the Gardens. In fact, we walked around twice. The plants were in bloom and it was very peaceful. Just a small admission fee to get in.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is wonderful. All sorts of Native California plants labeled in and natural gatherings. They have a small bookstore with some good info/books on California natives. Also on site is a good California native/Mediterranean plant nursery--don't miss this for landscaping your property or a dry spot in your yard. Nice place to walk around and take in the scenery... More

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