Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  Catalina Island  /  Avalon  /  Sightseeing  /  Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, Avalon
(3.5/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden stands as a tribute to William Wrigley Jr., founder of the Wrigley chewing gum company. Wrigley had a strong connection to Catalina Island and played a large role in shaping it for the future. Finished in 1934, the 40 m (130 ft) memorial tower at the center of the gardens marks Wrigley's original burial spot, although his body has since been moved. The memorial--built primarily from material taken from around Catalina Island--overlooks Avalon Bay. The gardens surrounding the memorial were designed by Wrigley's wife, Ada, and contain plants that grow in California but nowhere else in the world. These rare plants are spread throughout 15 hectares (38 acres) of the gardens, and are now tended to by the Catalina Island Conservancy. Make Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden a part of your Avalon vacation plans using our Avalon itinerary builder.
map
Create a full Avalon itinerary

Plan your trip to Avalon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Avalon by other users

3 days in Catalina Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Catalina Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Catalina Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Catalina Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Catalina Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Catalina Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Catalina Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Avalon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in California BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in California BY A USER FROM CANADA September, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Catalina Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Not too much here to see. We did see a family of deer grazing though. Need to rent a golf cart or take one of the many busses to see.. long way from the port/harbor 
  • The botanical gardens were beautiful. It was a nice walk to the memorial. Stopping along the way to look at the various plants was very nice. There's some trees there that are very unique in fact most...  more »
  • We rented bikes and rode them to the Garden. Even tho there was a bit of an incline, it was a fairly easy ride. Really enjoyed walking around and seeing all the desert plants. Each so unique and diffe...  more »