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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2897
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Nice botanic garden and interesting memorial

We took the city bus to get there - it makes a big loop around the town of Avalon so serves as an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
James S
Boulder, Colorado

be ready to walk up hill. the memorial is about a 1/2 walk up hill. the catus plants are great and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aaron h
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2897
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the city bus to get there - it makes a big loop around the town of Avalon so serves as an unguided tour. :-) The botanic garden and memorial were nice - and hot!

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

be ready to walk up hill. the memorial is about a 1/2 walk up hill. the catus plants are great and they haqve many different kind

Thank aaron h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Departing the heart of the village of Avalon on the city bus ($2 each way) you traverse up the canyon seeing parts of Avalon missed by most tourists to the gate of the garden in the canyon far above. Your visit continues beyond the entrance...More

Thank Roamingbears
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went mid September and there were no flowers, plenty of cactus. The memorial was cool to see, no one is buried there but a neat architectural structure

Thank Bruinfan3
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It was a relaxing hike at the botanical garden to view native plants & take in some history at the monument the path leads up to. Great place for pics too!

1  Thank wgibson64
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The gardens were not what I expected. I would have thought that there would be more plants and flowers. Could have been the time of year and weather. The Wrigley Memorial was exceptional.

Thank Katherine D
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Like a lot on Catalina the Gardens have seen a lot of work since my last visit. Visitor center, tours and upgraded grounds show where the $7 per adult admission fee has gone. Students with IDs, $3, Seniors $5. You can walk up to the...More

Thank kcslatts
Reviewed 3 August 2017

lovely scenery, with quite a diversity of fauna to study. Well maintained. Memorial is in great shape.

Thank Randall76
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We walked up from the beach (and back down) and we hit 12,500 steps before lunchtime. The garden is nice with a huge variety of plants and a naturalist gave us an informal tour. The Wrigley Memorial is above. It's a gorgeous structure with amazing...More

Thank Randi R
Reviewed 25 July 2017

take the bus from pier to the entrance of the garden. bus is $2 each. garden admission fee, $7 for adult and $3 for kids, Botanic garden is so so. very short walk to the memorial (top), view is good for me, but kids are...More

Thank Linda L
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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
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!
Madeline B
13 July 2016|
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Response from Steven J | Reviewed this property |
I'd bring snacks, don't think there's a specific area