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Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden

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Two miles south of the bay via Avalon Canyon Road is Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden, home to plants native to Southern California, including several that grow only on Catalina Island—Catalina ironwood, wild tomato, and rare Catalina mahogany. The Wrigley family commissioned the garden as well as the monument, which has a grand staircase and a Spanish mausoleum inlaid with colorful Catalina tile. (The mausoleum was never used by the Wrigleys, who are buried in Pasadena.) Taxi service from Avalon is available, or you can take a tour bus from the downtown Tour Plaza or ferry landing during the summer and on weekends other times of the year.

Updated: 05-20-2013

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    I just had my wedding and reception at the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden and it was just lovely. We love the Wrigley Tower it is so majestic and with all the old Catalina tiles in the walls it was just stunning! Then we walked thru the Botanic Garden for photos afterwards and they came out spectacular!
    We were very impressed with the venue and the Conservancy wedding coordinator on her expertise.

    by judyescoto, 11/19/09

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