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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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Lovely greenery

We got very familiar with this area during a Junior Hero Run last year. There are trees and shrubbery of all sorts, and the grounds appear to be well-maintained. Every year they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got very familiar with this area during a Junior Hero Run last year. There are trees and shrubbery of all sorts, and the grounds appear to be well-maintained. Every year they also hold a science camp where they teach the value of caring for the environment to the children.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden features all plants that are limited to California or which include California as their range. Some are quite well known, like joshua trees, while others are unusual and only grow in a few small parts of the state. It is beautifully landscaped and is quite large. There was a nice butterfly exhibit while I was there, too. Admission... More 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love walking around the gardens. The kids love it here too. It isn't very expensive and we really enjoyed walking the trails here.

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Thank karaleeper
Claremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These botanical gardens are a display of plants native to so. Cal, so spring flowers are a good tI'm to go. Lower garden has gigantic cactus.

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Claremont, California
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can always find something beautiful here. Whether its a flower in bloom or a butterfly seeking a place to land there is never a lack of subjects to photograph or observe.

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's really a lovely walk through many native California plant species very carefully laid out. There's a terrific and helpful shop at the Garden as well. Fun taking the tram up from the parking lot. Not cheap but worth the expense if you're a garden / plant lover.

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Throughout the 14 years we have lived in Claremont, the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens have been there for us. They are great to show to visiting friends & family, and also an awesome place for a peaceful walk and some time to decompress. I had my Bar Mitzvah here!!

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Thank Zachary W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

My wife were staying with our Son and his family and we opted to visit the Botanic Garden. Wow, what a lovely place to spend a hour or 2, or an afternoon. It was very interesting to see the wide variety of trees and plants native to California and the way they are presented is superb but what I wasn't... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

An absolutely charming and walkable layout, with palm oases and Joshua trees, and a huge collection of native plants. But it is completely ridiculous that there is no reduced rate for Claremont college students--it should be free for them. Because it is expensive, none of them ever go there, and in fact don't seem to know that it is there.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

My teenaged son and I spent some time here to enjoy seeing variety of native California plants and wildlife the plants attract. Lots of lizards and birds! The density of plants makes the air smell sweet and delicious! Serene environment. I would come here often if I lived nearby!

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