Discover More at Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden has long been a favorite stop for visitors and locals on Catalina, with an average of more than 50,000 visitors each year. With its ample acreage and outdoor setting, that remained true even with the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Discovery Trail enhances the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden experience.

Signage topics include where acorn woodpeckers store their food, how the wispy fruits of the rare Catalina Island mountain mahogany function and spread, and why some plants are protected by cages. Subject matter addresses commonly-asked questions our Garden team hears from visitors.

The Discovery Trail signage is designed to guide guests to a deeper nature experience. We can’t wait for you to discover the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden in a whole new way!
Enjoy the Trailhead
Have you visited the Trailhead lately? With Toyon Grill open and the rooftop native plant garden thriving, it is a great time to stop by and see all that the Trailhead has to offer. The first floor includes information about how best to explore Catalina and the wildlands, access to Eco Tours and Wildlands Express, and unique retail. On the Second Floor, you’ll find the Conservancy’s plein air art gallery and Toyon Grill by Bluewater, which is open Wednesday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy the third floor Observation deck and native garden, including several Catalina Island endemics found nowhere else in the world. Visit the Trailhead today!
Membership Now Paperless
Catalina Island Conservancy wanted to find a way to provide easier accessibility for our growing membership base while helping to conserve valuable resources by eliminating paper cards. Enter digital membership cards! Accessing your Conservancy membership card is easier than ever. Now, Conservancy members will receive their membership card digitally via email, and be able show their virtual card on their phone to receive applicable discounts, including free admission to the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden. Members are able to easily look up their membership number in their email while booking activities like camping, Eco Tours, redeeming their Freewheeler bike permits and more! Please make sure you're able to receive emails from, or feel free to reach out to that same address if you'd like to confirm your email address is on file with the Conservancy. Become a member!
Hunting Season Begins
In order to responsibly manage the Island’s growing, introduced mule deer population, the Conservancy welcomes hunters as conservation partners during what is one of the longest hunting seasons in California. Hunting opportunities are open to both resident and non-resident hunters who successfully complete the application process noted on the Conservancy website. Keep in mind, there are unique logistical considerations when hunting on Catalina, so advance planning is key. Hunters are able to pick up tags by appointment beginning on Wednesday, August 4. In partnership with California’s Fish and Wildlife under a Private Lands Management (PLM) agreement, this program is an important tool in conservation efforts on Catalina Island.