CATALINAEXPRESS.COM 25 SilverCanyon Pottery Yes! Tiles ARE still made on Catalina and YOU can make them too!! Locally made tile since 1988 Watch our video and book online NOW (310)560-9852 Retailoutlets B uilt in honor of William Wrigley Jr., the beautiful arched tower and surrounding gardens his wife Ada planted still speak powerfully of their presence. The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden contain many of the things that captivated the couple when they first saw the Island in 1919. Chewing gum magnate Wrigley (1861–1932) went on to develop the Island into the tourist destination it is today. Visitors can tour the 38-acre garden and tower. Or, if you’re a hiker, make tracks for the trailhead of one of the Island’s most popular short treks—the Garden-to-Sky trail, which begins behind the monument. One of the goals in building the Memorial was to use locally sourced materials. The blue flagstone rock for the ramps and terraces came from Little Harbor and the red roof tiles and colorful glazed tiles accenting the building were created at the Catalina Pottery plant. Today, visitors can climb to the viewing platform on the memorial for an up-close look at the structure and a long view to Avalon harbor. VISIT WRIGLEY MEMORIAL, then hit the trail Catalina and Channel Island native plants are featured in the garden, and it is also home to an extensive cactus collection. The Garden-to-Sky trail is 6.5 miles round- trip from the ferry landing in Avalon to the summit and takes about 2–4 hours. Or you can take an Avalon city bus to the garden and hike from there. The payoff is a dazzling view of both sides of the Island. On one side, hikers see the mainland, and on the other, the open Pacific Ocean. The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is one-and-a-half miles up Avalon Canyon Road and is open daily from 9am to 5pm; adults $7, seniors and veterans $5, students $3, children under 5 free. Info: 310.510.2595, ROBB ROSENFELD PHOTOS COURTESY OF CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY