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Wrigley Memorial Garden - Catalina Island

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The idea for a garden came from Mr. Wrigley's wife, Ada. In 1935, she supervised Pasadena horticulturalist Albert Conrad, who planted the original Desert Plant Collection. Santa Catalina Island's temperate marine climate made it possible to showcase plants from every corner of the earth.

In 1969, the Wrigley Memorial Garden Foundation expanded and revitalized the garden's 37.85 acres. Along with the new plantings came a new attitude. In the same way that the Wrigley Memorial uses primarily native building materials, the Garden places a special emphasis on California island endemic plants. (Plants, which grow naturally on one or more of the California islands, but nowhere else in the world.) Many of these plants are extremely rare, and some are on the Endangered Species list.

The Memorial Garden is particularly concerned with the eight Catalina endemics- plants which grow naturally only on Santa Catalina Island. The Wrigley Memorial Garden Foundation maintains a special interest in the preservation of all Catalina endemics, including the rare Catalina Ironwood.

text courtesy Catalina Island Conservancy

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Imágenes cercanas en Santa Catalina Island

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A: Wrigley Memorial - Catalina Island

por Carel Struycken, 270 metros de distancia

The Wrigley Memorial honors the memory of William Wrigley Jr., who lived from 1861 to 1932. Although ...

Wrigley Memorial - Catalina Island

B: Inn on Mt. Ada - Catalina Island

por Carel Struycken, a 2.5 km.

Most of Catalina Island (88% to be precise) is managed by the Catalina Island Conservancy. Much effor...

Inn on Mt. Ada - Catalina Island

C: The Green Pier - Catalina Island

por Carel Struycken, a 2.5 km.

Another one of Avalon's treasures. This pier is where one boards the semi-submersible to watch Catali...

The Green Pier - Catalina Island

D: Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel

por Carel Struycken, a 2.6 km.

Zane Grey, the reknown Western author lived here and wrote many of his books while on the island. His...

Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel

E: Catalina Express Landing

por Carel Struycken, a 2.7 km.

The Catalina Express provides the main connection with the mainland, although there is also a helicop...

Catalina Express Landing

F: Stage Road Outlook

por Carel Struycken, a 2.8 km.

Stage road winds out of Avalon with countless hairpins, until it finally gets to a backbone of the is...

Stage Road Outlook

G: Avalon Theatre in the Casino

por Carel Struycken, a 2.9 km.

The Casino is Avalon's iconic building. Gambling never took place here, but in the Big band era the C...

Avalon Theatre in the Casino

H: Stage Rd Botanical

por Carel Struycken, a 3.4 km.

The only paved road outside of Avalon leads to the Airport in the Sky. Further on it becomes a dirt r...

Stage Rd Botanical

I: Bison herd on Catalina Island

por Carel Struycken, a 9.6 km.

This group of three buffalos is not that easy to spot. Two are standing on a little dirt patch some 2...

Bison herd on Catalina Island

J: Restaurant terrace at Airport in the Sky

por Carel Struycken, a 11.0 km.

The restaurant at the airport is a favorite destination for islander and visitor alike. The souvenir ...

Restaurant terrace at Airport in the Sky

Este panorama fue tomado en Santa Catalina Island, USA

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The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.

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