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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2897
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This was a surprisingly fun afternoon we rode Our golf cart up. It was a beautiful afternoon there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol L
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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The hot tip is to take the Girabaldi City Bus to the Entrance of the Botanical Garden. From there... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
LorrieLarryM
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Manhattan Beach, California
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The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is located at the top of Avalon Canyon - just a short 30 minute stroll up from town! The Garden features a collection of native plants from both Catalina Island, and the surrounding Channel Islands. The Garden also features a collection of succulents from around the world. The park is also home to the Wrigley Memorial. This iconic island landmark was built in 1934 in honor of Catalina Island patron William Wrigley Jr. The unique structure incorporates a variety of native rock and stone, as well as the famed "Catalina tile."
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a surprisingly fun afternoon we rode Our golf cart up. It was a beautiful afternoon there was a small entrance fee. The cactus or amazing the walk up to the memorial was very short. Great activity.

1  Thank Carol L
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

The hot tip is to take the Girabaldi City Bus to the Entrance of the Botanical Garden. From there it is about a 20 minute walk to the Memorial. I wouldn’t want to visit this place during a hot day as there is not much...More

Thank LorrieLarryM
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The monument architecture is amazing. The gardens are so beautiful with name tags on most of them so you know what you are seeing. If you are up for a hike, the gardener sky trail is fun. It is reasonably priced.

1  Thank shelbycobragt1512
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Peaceful, tranquil and well thought out. The grounds are lovely and the plants are well identified. The memorial is a lovely building and the views from the top are amazing.

Thank dermgoddess
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We walked up about 1.5 miles from shore to check out the memorial and gardens. The views were nice but we expected more from the gardens. Almost all the plants were catus, still beautiful but it would have been nice to see other plants.

Thank mrstats69
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Not a great garden just a ton of cactus that are fab. The mausoleum is bizarre and slightly off putting to haves someone build himself such a huge place.

Thank Lorna P
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

This is sort of a must visit place - the original garden of Mrs. Wriggley. Lots of interesting plant species. Worth the fee to walk around.

Thank OregonRainGuy
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The memorial itself is awesome - beautiful with views over the gardens, Avalon, and out to the ocean. That you get to walk through a stunning botanical garden up and back only adds to the pleasure. For a daytripper I'm not sure it would be...More

1  Thank Leo M
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Very nice, relaxing to stroll though. Learned some of the names for a few suculants. Took some really good pictures. Didn't get to walk up to top, we got there late in the day.

Thank str82heaven
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

If you are a fan of botany, this is for you! So many different plants. Some of the biggest cacti I’ve ever seen. And oh, the few from the memorial is beautiful.

Thank courtneymccollum
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Joanie F
12 August 2017|
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Response from CatConservancy | Property representative |
Great questions, Joanie! Thank you for your interest! Showcased in the Garden are the cacti and succulents that Mrs. Wrigley collected throughout her world travels, plus plants that grow naturally on Catalina Island and... More
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djhalaska
30 August 2016|
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Response from TayaLeReve | Reviewed this property |
We also took the golf cart we rented which is a great way to go so you can explore all of the Avalon area!
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