Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden
As the centerpiece of the Botanic Garden, the Wrigley Memorial is an iconic landmark of Catalina. The Memorial honors the memory of William Wrigley Jr., whose greatest legacy was his remarkable vision for Santa Catalina Island to remain protected for future generations to enjoy. This impressive structure also pays tribute to the Island itself, featuring local stone and famed Catalina Tile. The Wrigley Memorial offers breathtaking views down Avalon Canyon and across the San Pedro Channel to the mainland. Conservancy Members receive free admission to both the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden.
The Catalina botanic garden—now under the care of Catalina Island Conservancy—got its start in 1935 as Ada Wrigley’s private desert plant collection, featuring remarkable exotic specimens. Moving from private ownership to more public access, the Garden was reborn in the 1970s with increased focus on the native an endemic species of Catalina Island. The Garden’s 38 acres is a great location to immerse yourself in nature on Catalina Island, just a walk away from downtown Avalon. Conservancy Members receive free admission to both the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden.