Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, located in Claremont, California is an 86 acre garden nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.  It's an 80 year old garden dedicated exclusively to California's native plants.

There are three main sections of the garden:  The Indian Hill Mesa, which is a flat-topped hill with wild lilacs and manzanitas, the East Alluvial Gardens, which is home to the desert garden and coastal dune, and the Plant Communities which has many native California plants, including the California Flannel Bushes.

    The garden is open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.