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Explore the Beautiful Gardens of Southern California

Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens

Located on beautiful Catalina Island, the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens honors the chewing gum mogul, William Wrigley, Jr.

The memorial was built in 1933-1934 and is the focal point in the Botanical Gardens. Visitors to the Gardens will see rare plants, native California plants and plants from around the world.

Visit Orange County and Costa Mesa and for an ease of access to the site. Wrigley's love of Catalina island remains intact through the protection of the island. The Memorial Garden Foundation joined the Catalina Island Conservancy in this effort.

San Diego Botanic Garden

Featuring the largest bamboo collection in the country, the San Diego Botanic Garden is a premier destination in California. You'll find desert gardens and plants from around in the world. The 37-acre garden is located in Encinitas, thirty minutes north of San Diego.

Walk along the four miles of trails and admire the flowering trees, the tropical forest, succulent gardens, subtropical fruit garden, Mediterranean climate landscapes and California native plants.

Travelers have many options for fun, while in Southern California. Visit the San Diego Zoo, Birch Aquarium, Carlsbad Flower Fields and Sea World. Take a few hours to shop at the Carlsbad Outlets or stroll along the beach. Kick off your shoes and relax before continuing along your journey.