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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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Claremont, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Moreno Valley, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We happened to visit Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont on a day when the weather was perfect. That made our walk around the gardens very pleasant. I liked that the many trails were paved. The map that you get upon entry was a little confusing and hard for us to follow, so we just let the trails guide... More

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Claremont, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is one of the very few places that is dedicated to native Californian plants - important, given that we are in a bad drought and it's not going to get better. The garden is set out in different zones representing different parts of California. Very nice place to go for an afternoon stroll. They often... More

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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a fantastic little garden. The staff is constantly at work improving it. A must see for fans of native plants and of gardens. It has a nice gift shop too. The often exhibit garden sculptures by local artists.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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119 reviews 119 reviews
23 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The gardens are at 1500 N.College Ave in Claremont. Unfortunately, there is no street sign for College Ave. I was told at the ticket office that there used to be a sign for College Ave but that it has been removed because drivers were turning left across Foothill Dr causing accidents. Now a median has been placed in the street... More

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California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a unique spot to see the native plants of California and have a good walk in a quiet atmosphere. It is more pleasant on a cool day, as the natural flora and fauna of Cali is not all that lush. It is more open and barren...like the desert. Go early and enjoy.

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