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“See the world in an hour!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fullerton Arboretum

Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, CA 92831
657-278-4681
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Fullerton
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: 26 acres of beautiful gardens, the Fullerton Arboretum offers plant and produce sales four days a week, weekly cooking, fitness, and botany classes; and more!
Yorba Linda, California
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“See the world in an hour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Fullerton Arboretum is connected to Cal State Fullerton, and is an absolutely delightful place to spend a few hours. They have developed a wide variety of plants, and created a desert , a rainforest, and other unique areas, all on this little piece of land. The turtle pond is a perfect place to put the blanket down and eat lunch- today we saw either a heron or a crane (sorry, not a bird expert!), a bunch of tadpoles, tons of turtles, and a fish.

They have wonderful guides that encourage students to learn terms like "pollinator" and they make it all magical. I took my second graders twice this year so we could see how things look different in the fall and in the spring. But you don't have to have a guide to wander. Bring your camera, and see the world in an hour.

Visited June 2013
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Rowland Heights, California
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“:)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Lovely! Just wish it was closer to the main campus. it's such a really long walk. And the different seasons area are kind off confusing to find just by looking at the map.

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“Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

A must see!. Parking and admission is free. Located on the north side of the Cal State Fullerton campus, this arboretum is nicely maintained and has a variety of plants including a desert setting.
An historic house has been moved to the grounds that has scheduled tours and a heritage garden adjacent to it. There are several events and even cooking classes offered! There are ponds and small streams. A nice tranquil setting for the entire family to enjoy!

Visited May 2013
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Tustin, California
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“A place to go and enjoy nature, an oasis in southern california.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I have been to New York botanical gardens, Huntington library and many others, have to say for a place that they ask for a small donation this place is a must see.
The Fullerton Arboretum is a 26 acre botanical garden with a collection of plants from around the world, located on the northeast corner of the California State University, Fullerton campus in Fullerton, California. It is the largest botanical garden in Orange County, with a collection of over 4,000 plants. The Arboretum saves species that are extinct or near extinction and serves as a learning place for agricultural history.

centerpiece of the Arboretum is the Heritage House, which was built in 1894 as the home and office of Fullerton's pioneer physician, Dr. George C. Clark. In 1972 the house was moved to what is now the middle of the Arboretum. The restored house now serves as a museum of family life and medical practice of the 1890s.

The Arboretum's garden paths wander through four major collections: Cultivated, Woodlands, Mediterranean and Desert Collections. Highlights include Southern California native vegetation, Rare Fruit Grove, an 11,000 sq ft (1,000 m2) organic vegetable garden, historic Citrus and Avocados, Channel Islands Garden, an extensive Cycad Collection, Conifer Collection, Palm Grove, Community Gardens, and a Children's Garden.

Visited May 2013
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Anaheim, California, United States
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“Quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Restful, number of plants to view/learn about. Next to CSUF which can be walked to afterwards for a nice pleasant walk. CSUF library is nice place to read.

Visited December 2012
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