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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...more
Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Visited with my 5 young adult children who like to hike! We took our golf cart to the entrance of the Botanical gardens and between senior and student entrance fees we paid $52 for the 7 of us. I love gardens but this is a...More
If you have time to spare, then you may want to explore Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden. Interesting place on Catalina Island. It is a short 30 minute walk from the port in the center of Avalon.
Do you like plants? If so, then you...More
We walked all the way here from town (about 2 miles), and were rewarded by an interesting selection of succulents and cacti -- and a glorious view from the Wrigley Memorial. It wasn't at all busy the day we were there, and that made it...More
Took the public bus with the wife and kids. A very cool garden. I enjoyed the cactus garden and the observatory. I would not visit if you are limited in time since I think their are cooler things to see on the island.
We hiked from the shops - we didn’t know there was a tram available. More advertising of that option would have been nice. The gardens were ok, but the memorial made the trip worth the hike! Would do again, but would take the tram or...More
This had good reviews so a group of us who were on the island for the day as part of a family reunion decided to check it out. It said it is a “stroll” up to the gardens from the beach. “Hike” is a much...More
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
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 nowhere else in the world. Currently, there are lots of exotics and cacti in bloom. Here's a specific list for you:
- Pink Trumpet Vine
- Crassula Falcata
- Trichocereus Macrogonus (cactus)
- Jacaranda Tree
- Chaparral Mallow (California native)
- Woody Lettuce (San Clemente endemic)
- Island Tree Poppy (island endemic)
- St. Catherine's Lace (Catalina endemic)
Approximately 50 steps lead to the top of the Memorial. The typical visit time at the Garden is 45 minutes to 1 hour.
You can read more about the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden on our website (unfortunately, TripAdvisor does not allow us to post a link to our answer).
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