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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Address: 1500 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Phone Number: 909-625-8767
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Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Claremont
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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LA VERNE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Botanic Gardens are a hidden treasure in Claremont. They have wonderful walking trails nestled along Foothill Boulevard north of the Claremont Colleges. A nice little getaway.

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a beautiful place to walk. If you are interested there are many educational opportunities. Their special programs are excellent. Something for everyone, but the activities for children are especially fun and educational. Not just plants but birds, native Americans, ecosystems and much more.

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Claremont, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The native variety of plants is extremely educational and helpful if you are planning on relandscaping your yard; however, I like walking the paths for the natural beauty and peacefulness. It's an excellent place to "get away from it all" and contemplate.

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Anaheim, California
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214 reviews 214 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is amazing how many plants are native to California. We see a variety of them in our everyday life and sometimes don't think twice about it. * Travel tip: The Botanic Garden offers Free Days Here are some features that we experienced: * White sage (salvia apiana) is part of the mint (lamiaceae) family * Route 66 California fuchsia... More 

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Claremont, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This garden features native plants but don't let that scare you if you aren't into native plants! It is a delightful garden to wander around. There is great variety in the plantings....from cactus and succulents to oak forests and palm trees. There are many trails and interesting plants to see and they're all well marked for those interested in knowing... More 

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Los Angeles
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283 reviews 283 reviews
236 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had a nice visit to this garden. The people working were super friendly. We dropped the map they gave us, though, so had a little trouble finding our way around and so we wandered aimlessly through the areas. It was all nice. It was not my number one garden of all time, but it was great to visit it.... More 

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Monrovia, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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