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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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Exploring nature without the drive

Came here to learn about California native plants. A great getaway to experience nature without a long drive. We followed the trails and kids had a great time - they saw many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
virdin
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Diamond Bar, California
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Diamond Bar, California
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here to learn about California native plants. A great getaway to experience nature without a long drive. We followed the trails and kids had a great time - they saw many birds, lizards, squirrels and lots of exploring.

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Glendora, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The RSA Botanic Garden is a pleasant diversion from the hectic pace outside the Garden. Check their website for special event and exhibits. I just like to walk around and enjoy the plants and the fresh air! They also have an educational center and small gift shop that has some interesting items for sale. You can get great ideas here... More 

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new york
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I was somewhat disappointed in this garden. I had the feeling that it was not so well kept. The container garden was rather sad. Many plants seemed not to be thriving. It might be worth a visit in the spring when there is more color.

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1 Thank wardnick1
Claremont, California
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Over the years I have been to many events and we have never been disappointed. At Christmas, we have walked through the Garden at night and enjoyed the paths lit with luminarias, the sound of music and the warmth of hot chocolate. The Butterfly Pavillion in the Spring is magical. Musical events never disappoint. The annual plant sale always has... More 

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1 Thank Linda C
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Somewhat low key but expansive gardens, be sure to visit the meadow and the other things on the south end of the grounds, and then depending on your interests and how much time you have, explore the northern and western regions. Wear a hat and bring water on hot days, it is a big garden with not that much shade.

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1 Thank Bill B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful botanic garden. It is very large. Trails are mostly shady. Remember to Bring enough water and Wear comfortable shoes!

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This gardens is a must see if you are in the Claremont area. Beautiful vistas and gardens areas, Nice for bird watching too!

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Claremont, California
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Great place to explore with kids, they especially liked the native american huts and the ponds and frogs.

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Calif
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is a great place. Like a library that has a lot of books, it's a place that has a lot of California plants. Only California, arranged in ecological groups (e.g., chaparral wilderness, closed-cone pine forest). Lovely place to walk, and you can learn as much or as little about the science of plants, birds, insects, etc., as you want.

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Thank HowardCalif
East Coast
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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