Two miles south of the bay is Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden, home to plants native to Southern California. Several 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-style mausoleum inlaid with colorful Catalina tile. Wrigley Jr. was once buried here but his remains were moved to Pasadena during the Second World War.
Nov 19, 2009
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.