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“No bikes” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Claremont
Certificate of Excellence
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Upland, California
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552 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“No bikes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you want to get a sense of the diversity and beauty of California plants and trees, this is a great place.

Quiet, essentially unpatrolled, you can walk a mile and not see another face.

Sadly, no bicycles permitted. This would be a perfect spot.

Visited November 2012
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San Francisco, California
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227 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“A garden away from the crowds”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was an average garden but it was nice to get out of the town and into some natural space. Much more "natural" in feel, this is not a manicured garden but a natural garden and had many paths for walking. My husband and I visited three gardens while in So. CA: Lotusland, the Huntington and this. Of the three this was our least favorite, but if you are not near the other two gardens, I would recommend it as a chance to see local plants and to get away from concrete sidewalks.

Visited March 2013
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Parker, Colorado
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pleasant walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Great to see indigenous plants. Well kept up and great for an afternoon walk? No waiting, but during the week there may be school visits.

Visited March 2013
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Mentone
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

I planned to stop here for natural beauty and inspiration before heading off for a personal retreat/planning day. I loved it so much I changed my plans and spent the whole day here. The grounds are so beautiful that it made the top 3 spots to have my 25th wedding anniversary vow renewal here as well.

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Los Angeles
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very rustic, but distinctly Californian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Interesting garden, to be sure. Much of it seems very untended, but therein is the beauty of this place. One can wander around for a while and feel away from it all. We were there in the winter, and much was dormant. I imagine in the spring this place would be beautiful.

Visited January 2013
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