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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, Outdoors
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Monrovia, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

then this is the place to visit. Love this garden. have been coming here for years and have seen many changes, but it still is true to the native plant mission. not a native plant enthusiast yet? you will get an excellent introduction to a great variety. and you won't want to miss the annual native plant sale in october.... More

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Claremont, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have lived in Claremont for over 30 years however this was the first year I had ventured into the Garden. Having passed it thousands of times I had always thought the garden was simply an extension of the natural, but somewhat plain, landscaping of the fields bordering the garden. Man, was I wrong. I was there for a memorial... More

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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

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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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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21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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33 attraction reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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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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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22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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