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Visiting the California Botanical Garden

The California Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Claremont, California, just south of the San Gabriel foothills. The garden is spread across 86 acres and is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants. It has curated collections of more than 22,000 California native plants, some of which are rare or endangered. The garden displays about 2000 taxon of California plants and includes those native to the California Floristic Province.

The garden has several special features that make it a must-visit destination. It has a unique fruit grove, a massive 11,000 square foot organic vegetable garden, the Channel Islands garden, an extensive cycad collection, a conifer collection, a palm grove, community gardens, and a children’s playground. The garden also offers events and classes throughout the year that celebrate and explore our connections to California native plants and the larger natural world. Some upcoming events include:

  • Herb Walk: Medicinal Plants of California on November 4th.
  • First Sunday Family Friendly Bird Walks hosted by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society on November 5th.
  • Saging the World on November 12th.
  • Watercolor Botanicals: Autumn Sepia on November 18th.
  • California Native Plants for Bonsai on November 19th.

For more information about upcoming events and classes, please visit their website at California Botanical Garden

Some must-see attractions within the garden include the rose garden, herb garden, butterfly garden, and delphinium border. The gift shop at the garden offers a variety of items such as books, jewelry, pottery, and other unique gifts. The shop also has a wide selection of plants for sale.

The California Botanic Garden is an excellent place for families to visit. It provides resources to help people develop and maintain native gardens on their own. The garden also offers guided walks and tours, exhibitions, school tours and programs, learning@home event calendar, and rentals.

We hope this information helps you plan your visit to the California Botanic Garden!

California Botanical Garden
‍1500 N College Avenue
Claremont CA 91711
(909) 625 8767


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