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Do you have a sanctuary?

A place where you can unwind, clear your head, feel at peace…and breathe?

Maybe it’s watching the waves crash along the shores of a beach…or lazily sitting on a porch swing watching the day go by…or listening to your favorite tunes driving along an empty stretch of highway…

For me, I find peace at the Fullerton Arboretum, the largest botanical garden in Orange County boasting 26 acres of over 4,000 diverse plants divided into four sections: Cultivated, Woodlands, Mediterranean and Desert.  Located on the northeast corner of the Cal State Fullerton campus, it’s a natural wonderland in the heart of the city.

Wondering what to do at The Fullerton Arboretum?

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Explore and learn about the flora and fauna.
  • Take one of many classes provided including Urban Farming, Composting, Yoga and Bird Watching.
  • Add to your garden!  Buy a new plant at the Potting Shed.
  • Take a nature walk.
  • Lay out a blanket and read a book.
  • Go on a photo safari!
  • Get married!  (Or any other special event you’d like to have here!)
  • Bring your family for a picnic or a day of fun among nature.  There’s a special “Children’s Garden” where kids can be entertained for hours.
  • Meditate.
  • Be enchanted by the turtles, butterflies, rabbits, herrons, lizards, ducks and koi fish.
  • If you’re a student, study by the lake or maybe take a nap on a grassy knoll.
  • Take that special someone here!  It’s a perfect setting for a romantic stroll down those meandering paths 😉

I come to the arboretum to enjoy the stunning scenery around me, to take time for myself and to let my camera have some fun! 🙂

So without further ado, please join me as I take a stroll through the jewel of North Orange County, the Fullerton Arboretum.

0708280257Perfect setting for complete tranquility.

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0811050017Melts my heart!



IMG_22853 amigos sunbathing 😉






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0811050027Did I mention it’s a great place for dates?
(Me & my hubby on our 4th date.)

I hope you’ve enjoyed our stroll through this beautiful botanical garden.  If you’re ever in Orange County and looking for a little escape, this gem is a delight and SO worth the visit!

The Fullerton Arboretum is located at:  1900 Associated Rd, Fullerton, CA 92831
*Although an entrance fee is not required, a $3.00 donation is appreciated.

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