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A View Away From City Life

Wear your tennis shoes or good sandals. Plan to get lost feeding the ducks and walking around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Before you get on the 57 and hate the world do yourself a favor.

It's easy to pass up stopping here because it doesn't look like much from the outside. But the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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26 acres of beautiful gardens, the Fullerton Arboretum offers plant and produce sales four days a week, weekly cooking, fitness, and botany classes; and more!
1900 Associated Rd, Fullerton, CA 92831-1659
+1 657-278-4681
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wear your tennis shoes or good sandals. Plan to get lost feeding the ducks and walking around. There is so much beauty every where to go. This is a great place for little people to run around, older people to sit on benches, provides a...More

1  Thank Stntplr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easy to pass up stopping here because it doesn't look like much from the outside. But the Arboretum won me over pretty quickly. It's a jewel. Give yourself some time to explore- it's a labyrinth of flora from different geographical ecosystems. It's a surprisingly...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 13 July 2018

After hours in the car, we hopped out to wander here on a hot day. Easy to find with free parking: so far so good. We found the bathrooms a little inside the park near the plants for sale and proceeded to walk the paths....More

Thank RetroFan
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Want to get away from the concrete streets and sidewalks? Visit the Fullerton Arboretum. One of my favorite things to do is get a sack lunch (try the chicken salad sandwich from TC Yummies) and then head over the arboretum. You will find plenty of...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The Arboretum is a 26-acre botanical garden with a collection of plants from around the world, It is located on the northeast corner of the Cat State Fullerton campus. Admission is free and the arboretum offers gardening classes and hosts events as well.

Thank Sonnymao
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Nice small garden walking place. Families can do it in a hour, or spend longer. Good picnic place or for pictures.

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Attended Green Scene event at the Arboretum. Plants and gardening accessories are all here. Arboretum is a beautiful place.

1  Thank Rosemaryhernandezday
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Over these many years I've seen the Arboretum transformed from a patch of dirt with a barn-like structure into a nice little slice of tranquility. Anybody who drives the notorious 57 freeway just outside knows how welcome this is. Their plant sales and other events...More

Thank Allan G
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

What a lovely surprise to come across this lil slice of nature off the 57 fwy! I mean literally off the fwy...I grew up in Fullerton but moved many years ago & forgot all about this place. Worth the visit for all! Young & old...More

Thank MissVina
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park with a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy walking around and enjoying the outdoors. Great place to study between classes or to read a book.

Thank hbohl
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29 July 2018|
Response from RetroFan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the restrooms are located a little walk inside the park by the plants for sale. Although it was hot the day we were there, there are areas of shade.
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Response from TNHo | Reviewed this property |
There is no age limit, and there is no official admission. At the entrance is a donation box.