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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

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Address: 1500 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Phone Number: 909-625-8767
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I've been to many botanic gardens around the world, and Rancho Santa Ana is striking in its own unique way. If you're expecting a lush, verdant garden experience, think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been to many botanic gardens around the world, and Rancho Santa Ana is striking in its own unique way. If you're expecting a lush, verdant garden experience, think again--this is the real deal, an environment and conservation effort reflecting the original biodiversity of the desert landscape. We were lucky to be there for the Butterfly Garden event, and one... More 

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a beautiful botanical gardens hidden on the outskirts of Claremont near the foothills to the mountains. There are numerous varieties of plants and trees as well as a butterfly pavilion and some well placed statues. Small exhibits show up periodically as well as different celebrations throughout the year. My main difficulty with walking through the extensive grounds of... More 

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california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It was a little warm the day we were there and the humidity was very high. We still enjoyed our visit. Take water with you, good walking shoes, and maybe a staff. They need more information on the native plants you see there.

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upland, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Took the whole family - Grandma (me!), kids, and grandkids. We all had a great time - butterfly pavilion was a favorite, but the adults enjoyed the relaxing walking paths, and the kids loved chasing lizards and squirrels! Highly recommended

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SoCal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is a wonderful place to visit for a few hours and explore native vegetation. The container garden had a great display of sage and mint. The majestic oak was incredible as always. Through July, they have a small butterfly pavilion ($2 extra charge per person) that all enjoyed, featuring Monarchs, Dogface and Swallowtail and... More 

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Glendora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great place to take kids. They can run around and try to see the butterfly exhibit. Nice for an afternoon in Claremont. They have art classes and fun activities for kids.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There is often a misconception about California's botanical landscape because so much of what we see is non-native. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden offers its visitors the opportunity to see the many different natural habitats in full maturity where they attract native insects, birds, and other creatures. California's native flora wakes up in the Spring with glorious displays. The best... More 

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Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

One can never imagine how close to the 210 this is by the lack of sound. The garden was a little dry when I last visited, though I'm sure that's due to the drought conditions we're having in California right now. Admission is $8 but can be found for $4 through Amazon Local. Covers a good bit of land and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I sincerely wanted to like Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. It specializes in plants that are native to southern California and northern Mexico and I know they have some interesting plants. I just couldn't find many of them. I had the great misfortune of visiting as they were in the middle of installing a new irrigation system throughout the garden.... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a well maintained botanical garden. It is the home to a large variety of native California plants. There are several areas containing desert plants, trees and flowers. They also have a native village exhibit. There is a lot of walking, some up hill. They have good handicapped access.

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