A walk around the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is a great way to spend the afternoon. I would recommend wearing sunscreen and maybe taking an umbrella on those bright sunny southern California days. The grounds are well kept and have a large variety of indigenous California plants.
This garden features all plants that are limited to California or which include California as their range. Some are quite well known, like joshua trees, while others are unusual and only grow in a few small parts of the state. It is beautifully landscaped and is quite large. There was a nice butterfly exhibit while I was there, too. Admission... 更多
You can always find something beautiful here. Whether its a flower in bloom or a butterfly seeking a place to land there is never a lack of subjects to photograph or observe.
It's really a lovely walk through many native California plant species very carefully laid out. There's a terrific and helpful shop at the Garden as well. Fun taking the tram up from the parking lot. Not cheap but worth the expense if you're a garden / plant lover.
Throughout the 14 years we have lived in Claremont, the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens have been there for us. They are great to show to visiting friends & family, and also an awesome place for a peaceful walk and some time to decompress. I had my Bar Mitzvah here!!
My wife were staying with our Son and his family and we opted to visit the Botanic Garden. Wow, what a lovely place to spend a hour or 2, or an afternoon. It was very interesting to see the wide variety of trees and plants native to California and the way they are presented is superb but what I wasn't... 更多
An absolutely charming and walkable layout, with palm oases and Joshua trees, and a huge collection of native plants. But it is completely ridiculous that there is no reduced rate for Claremont college students--it should be free for them. Because it is expensive, none of them ever go there, and in fact don't seem to know that it is there.
I have been here twice and have enjoyed it both times. It is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Lots of plants and trees. Some wildlife . You can either make it a short walk or make a long afternoon walk. You have complete control over where you go and what you wish to see.