Adopt a Butterfly

The Adopt-a-Butterfly program is a great graduation, birthday, Mother's or Father’s Day gift and an easy way to show support for Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

The Adopt-a Butterfly program is available through August 2, 2015.

Proceeds benefit RSABG education programs, exhibits and conservation efforts. Supporters are able to select three adoption levels, all of which include personalized donor recognition. For more information, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (909) 625-8767 ext. 221.

Adopt-a-Butterfly today by clicking here! If this is a memorial or tribute gift, please enter the name of the person you are adopting a butterfly for in the comment section. You may also text to give by texting "RSABG" to 88588, and selecting your desired donation amount.

Butterflies at the Garden

Visit the Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden from May 9 through August 2, 2014, and enjoy a unique experience that allows you to wander through a changing ecosystem over the season. Interact with free-flying butterflies and the plant life that supports them! You’ll see, up close, how butterflies obtain nectar, and watch caterpillars feed on leaves and go through the process of transformating into adults.

Keep the butterflies (and moths and birds!) fluttering with a gift that allows you to sponsor the Garden's programs in support of our native pollinators and the plants they need to thrive.

Adopt a butterfly today!

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Photo by C. Rosema

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Erigeron sp.

Photo by B. Bradley

Sonoran Blue by Dennis Holmes Photo by D. Holmes 

Monarch

$10

Adopt a royal, named for the golden crown on its chrysalis

(Danaus plexippus)

Adoption benefits:

  • Your name (or the name of the person you are honoring) on the pollinator display in the Garden Gift Shop.
  • Your name listed on the electronic honor roll on our website and Facebook page.
  • Two Butterfly Pavilion passes.
  • An optional certificate of adoption.
  • Completely tax deductible. 

 

Western Tiger Swallowtail

$20

Energetic and graceful, a butterfly that rarely sits still

(Papilo rutulus)

Adoption benefits:

  • Your name (or the name of the person you are honoring) on the pollinator display in the Garden Gift Shop.
  • Your name listed on the electronic honor roll on our website and Facebook page.
  • Two Butterfly Pavilion passes.
  • An optional certificate of adoption.
  • Grow a Butterfly Garden booklet.
  • $18 of adoption is tax deductible.

 

Sonoran Blue

$30

"Early-bird" butterfly that feeds on stonecrop succulents

(Philotes sonorensis)

Adoption benefits:

  • Your name (or the name of the person you are honoring) on the pollinator display in the Garden Gift Shop.
  • Your name listed on the electronic honor roll on our website and Facebook page.
  • Two Butterfly Pavilion passes.
  • An optional certificate of adoption.
  • Waterproof Butterflies of Southern California field guide.
  • $25 of adoption is tax deductible.

 

 

Here's Why

There are lots of good reasons to adopt a butterfly:

You can show that your family, organization or company supports the environment.

Adopting a pollinator makes a unique wedding, anniversary or birthday gift.

You can honor or memorialize a loved one.

Your support allows RSABG to advance our work with scientists and communities.

FAQS

Can I take my butterfly home?

All the butterflies stay here in the Garden, but we highly encourage adoptive families to visit often! 

How long will it take for my adoption package to reach me?

When you purchase your adoption package in the Garden Gift Shop, you can take it home right away. For phone or text orders, please allow at least two weeks for shipping and delivery.

What if I’d just like to donate to the program but not receive the adoption package?

You can always choose to donate more than the cost of the package or make a donation and not receive the package. Any outright donation (above and beyond the actual cost of the package) is tax-deductible and goes directly toward supporting RSABG’s conservation and education efforts.

For more information about making donations to RSABG, contact the Development Office, at (909) 625-8767 ext. 222.

How can I find out more about the program?

Give us a call at (909) 625-8767 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Help the Garden Grow - Donate Now

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Donate online

 
Your gift to The Garden Fund for Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden helps close the nearly $1,000,000 gap between income (including memberships) and expenses; and enables the Garden do what it does best:
  • Welcome visitors
  • Make lasting impressions through engaging programs and classes
  • Give all age groups, from schoolchildren to seniors, a greater appreciation for plants and native California environment
  • Support important conservation efforts and scientific study by staff botanists, scientists and masters and Ph.D.-candidate students

RSABG is a 501C(3) non-profit organization, and your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. You will be provided with a gift receipt confirming the value of your gift for tax purposes.

Make your Gift Today – It’s Easy!

Many options are available to make a gift to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden:

Donate Online – For your convenience you can use your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover to make a gift.

Mobile Giving – Text the keyword FLORA to 88588 and then follow the directions to make a donation via your mobile device.

Mail Your Gift – Make your check or money order payable to RSABG and send your gift to RSABG Development Office, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.

Make a Pledge – Pledges are large gifts made over an extended period of time. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Development Office staff can help you establish a regular gift schedule, call (909) 625-8767 ext. 222.

Matching Gifts – Corporate matching gifts provide an opportunity for you to double or even triple your gift to RSABG. If you work for a matching gift company (click here for list), simply request a matching gift form from your company’s personnel office and follow the directions to initiate the match. Mail the form to our office and we will do the rest.

 

Celebrate or Remember a Special Person or Event

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden joins you in honoring a friend, loved one or business associate by offering you a special way to give a gift. You can recognize someone special, commemorate a milestone or celebrate a special occasion, such as an anniversary, retirement, wedding or birthday, when you make a tribute or memorial gift. In doing so you support the mission of RSABG and have the satisfaction of knowing your gift will help to provide a lasting legacy for while supporting the mission of RSABG. Simply put your gift information on the order form.

Gifts in Honor of someone are a meaningful way of recognizing a family member, friend, colleague, teacher, etc., for special occasions such as births, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, retirements or other achievements. We will send the individual a card acknowledging your thoughtfulness; the amount of the contribution will not be revealed.

Gifts in Memory of a spouse, family member, friend or loved one are a special way to celebrate a life. A card will be sent to you acknowledging receipt of your gift and the individual or family recognized will be sent a card to let them know of your thoughtfulness. No gift amount will be revealed.

 

Explore Other Ways of Giving

Planned, Deferred and Life Income Gifts Give You More Options.

We encourage all members and garden lovers to give to The Garden Fund, but there are other ways that you can support and become involved with Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden including Planned, Deferred, and Life Income gifts. Click here for more information about Planned Giving or call (909) 625-8767 ext. 222.

 

Benefits of Giving

Garden Fund donors receive special benefits.  All Garden Fund donors are listed in the Honor Roll of Donors and receive the yearly edition of the Garden Variety newsletter that includes the honor roll listing.  $500 and greater donors have the option of receiving a membership with their donation and $1,000 and greater donors receive Aliso (RSABG's scientific journal), an invitation to the Majestic Oak Leadership Dinner, free entry to the Butterfly Pavilion for donor(s) and immediate family, and reusable RSABG admission guest passes (not applicable for special or ticketed events and number varies on donor level).

Please contact the Development Office for further information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (909) 625-8767 ext. 221.

Claremont Folk Festival - May 30 - Special Ticketed Event

32nd Annual Claremont Folk FestivalCFF 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - Gates open 10 a.m.

Tickets: On Sale NOW!

General Admission and VIP Seating tickets are available. Children 12 and under are admitted free, except in the VIP section. VIP tickets are limited and the price includes prime reserved seating and VIP lanyard. VIP tickets must be purchased for children.

  • General Admission: $35 
  • RSABG Member: $30 (with Discount Code; please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and membership number to receive the code or call 909-625-8767 ext. 221)
  • VIP Tickets: $100

CLICK HERE to Purchase Event Tickets online (online ticketing through Brown Paper Tickets; nominal service charge may apply - Select 'Enter a Password or Discount Code' where indicated to enter your discount code if an RSABG member)

Tickets may also be purchased IN PERSON at the Folk Music Center in the Claremont Village.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is proud to welcome the Claremont Folk Festival back for its 32nd exciting year of live music, an artists’ village, music and art workshops, great food and children’s entertainment. The Claremont Folk Festival is presented by the Folk Music Center and Museum, a Claremont nonprofit organization.

Only event ticket holders will be admitted to the Garden on May 30. Festival attendees can also visit the Butterfly Pavilion at NO CHARGE from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Gourmet food trucks, local microbreweries and area caterers will provide food and drinks. Local artists will be selling art, musical instruments and more.

Featuring...
The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience & Blind Boy Paxton

A one hour mandolin class offered by David Grisman will offered with an additional fee (see online ticket purchasing for additional information)

Musical Performers:
The David Grisman Blue Grass Experience, Blind Boy Paxton, Dustbowl Revival, Tom Freund, Francisco Gonzalez, Perla Batalla, Claremont Allstar Polka Band, Peter Harper, Ross Altman, River and Rose, Fivacious

Music and Art Teachers:
Kevin Marin, Steve Goode, Leigh Adams, Ray McNamara, Ross Altman, Kent Besocke, Chris Wahl, Bob Hurton, Phoebe Millerwhite, and Sue Bush

Workshops:
Polka Dancing, Israeli Dancing, Folklorico Dancing, Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Mosaic Studio, Drum Circle, Fine Art with the dA Center for the Arts, Children's Rhythms, Harmonica, Protest Songs, Fiddle, and more

Kids Passport Activities:
Song Quilt, Face Painting, Butterfly Pavilion, Sunflower Planting, Community Art and more

Local artists will be selling a variety of art, musical instruments and more. Gourmet food trucks and local micro-breweries (Dale Bros Brewery & Claremont Craft Ales) will provide food service in designated areas during the Festival.

The Garden is a living museum, much different from a park or other recreation area, so personal food and animals (with the exception of identified service animals) are not allowed. We do encourage bringing refillable water bottles for personal hydration.

This is a Rain or Shine Event. Sorry, no refunds.

Visit and Like the Claremont Folk Festival's Facebook page by clicking here.

Photo Contest - Through May 31, 2015

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Submissions Accepted Through May 31, 2015

Included with standard admission or membership. 

We know that many of our visitors are fine photographers, and we're giving you a chance to show off your images! Now through May 31, 2015, submit a photograph to our contest. We will select winners and display them, and several runners-up, in our gallery during the summer.

There will be one winner from each of the following categories:

  • Landscape Views
  • Plants
  • Creatures in the Garden
  • People's Choice

First Prize: The prize for each first place winner in each category is a one-year Family Membership to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG). If you are already a family or individual member, you may extend your expiration by a year or gift the membership to someone else. (Family Membership = two named adults, and their children/grandchildren 18 and younger.)

Runner-up: The prize for the runner-up in each category is a one-year Individual Membership to RSABG. If you are already an individual member, you may extend your expiration by a year or gift the membership to someone else.

All Chosen for Display in the Gallery: The photographer for the photograph(s) chosen for display in the Gallery will receive a re-usable admission pass for two valid during the exhibition, and two admission passes to give away. (One set pet per photographer.)

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How to submit your photo(s)

  1. Photographs must have been taken at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden anytime between May 1, 2014, and May 31, 2015.
  2. The photograph must be your own original work. 
  3. Include a photo subject release for each person whose face is recognizable in a photograph. (Recognizable is subject to interpretation by us, so if you have any doubt, please secure a release.)
  4. All submissions must be digital.
  5. All submissions should be suitable for 8" x 10" printing (e.g. 2800 x 3500 pixels).
  6. You may submit up to five (5) entries.
  7. Send your photograph(s) to photocontest[at]rsabg.org (replace the [at] with @) or on CD by midnight PST on May 31, 2015.

Important Fine Print

  1. Photographs must have been taken at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden between May 1, 2014, and May 31, 2015.
  2. You must observe the standard visitor guidelines while taking your photograph(s).
  3. Submissions become the property of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, for unrestricted use of the photograph without compensation (but with acknowledgement where possible).
  4. Photographs must be received by midnight PST, May 31, 2015. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is not responsible for transmission errors or for CDs that are lost or damaged in transit. 
  5. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden reserves the right to dismiss any entries not deemed by us to meet the contest guidelines. 
  6. Alas, RSABG staff may not participate in the contest.