Adopt a Butterfly

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The Adopt-a-Butterfly program is a great graduation, birthday, 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 6, 2017.

Proceeds benefit RSABG education programs, exhibits and conservation efforts. Supporters are able to select four 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.

Butterflies at the Garden

Visit the Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden through August 6, 2017, 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!

CarrieRosema Monarchs-Milkweed web

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, and the name of the person(s) you are horning, listed on our 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, and the name of the person(s) you are horning, listed on our Facebook page.
  • Four Butterfly Pavilion passes.
  • An optional certificate of adoption.
  • Completely 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, and the name of the person(s) you are horning, listed on our Facebook page.
  • Four Butterfly Pavilion passes.
  • An optional certificate of adoption.
  • Waterproof Butterflies of Southern California field guide.
  • $25 of adoption is tax deductible.

 

dogface flickr cc photo by anne toal
flickr CC photo by Anne Toal

NEW! Get your Tickets to the VIP Butterfly Release Party!

California Dogface
(only 100 available for purchase)

$50

The California State butterfly

(Zerene eurydice)

Adoption benefits:

  • Your name (or the name of the person you are honoring) on the pollinator display in the Garden Gift Shop.
  • Your name, and the name of the person(s) you are horning, listed on our Facebook page.
  • Four Butterfly Pavilion passes.
  • An optional certificate of adoption.
  • Waterproof Butterflies of Southern California field guide.
  • Invitation to the CA Dogface Butterfly Adoptee Exclusive Butterfly Release Party. (Includes one butterfly to release and four tickets for admission to the party on the date and time of the Release Party.)
  • $35 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 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..

Support the Garden

Your support helps renowned science, conservation, horticulture and education programs thrive.

Click here to donate now

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, the largest botanic garden dedicated exclusively to California native plants, grounds itself with a philosophy of biodiversity and the importance of bringing conservation applications to the public through horticultural education, scientific research, and sales of native plants.

Office of Development: (909) 625-8767 ext. 221

Learn more about the Garden Fund

Your donation will help support critical work in conservation, research, horticulture and education.

Beat the Heat: Extended Summer Hours

Populus fremontii subsp. fremontii

Extended Summer Hours Return! 

Wednesdays, June - August 2017
The Garden remains open until 8 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.)
 
Extended hours are included with general admission or membership.

Garden Groove Summer Concerts: Thursdays, July 13 - August 3

Website Image 01Thursday Evenings, July 13 - August 3

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. | Concerts begin at 7 p.m.

 

Garden Groove 2017 Lineup
  • July 13 - Louie Cruz Beltran: with an extensive repertoire from Brazilian style and Afro-Cuban rhythms to a blend of R&B, Salsa, Reggae, Latin Rock and Jazz, Louie Cruz Beltran will provide a perfect soundtrack to get you on your feet and dancing!
  • July 20 - Sligo Rags: an award-winning acoustic band, this dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk with a decidedly bluegrass attitude.
  • July 27 - Susie Hansen and the Latin Band: electric violinist and vocalist Susie Hansen plays fiery Latin Jazz and Salsa, creating music that brings audiences to their feet, dancing in the aisles.
  • August 3 - The Dogs: a Rock n Roll group started in 1997 by four seasoned and accomplished musicians looking for a better alternative to "Classic Rock". The careful selection and execution of deep cut vinyl tracks will take you back to where you were when these gems were released.

 

Enjoy the cool evening air at the Garden with great music and good friends. You can purchase food and beverages from Gourmet Gourmet Catering, Bert & Rocky's, and Last Name Brewing in the Courtyard the evening of each show. 

Buy tickets online or at the gate. Ticket price includes parking and evening admission to the Garden. Limited tickets are available, advance ticket purchase is recommended. No refunds or ticket exchanges. Concert events are subject to change. In the event of cancellation due to weather, concert tickets are valid for one (1) complimentary admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden during regular business hours, expiring one year from concert date (not valid for special or ticketed events). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (909) 625-8767 for more information.

 

Individual event ticket pricing:

Public: $9 (Children ages 12 and under are FREE)

Members: $5 (Children ages 12 and under are FREE)

Gold Card & Acorn Level Members are FREE - Must show membership card at concert for complimentary admission.

 

Purchase tickets now!

 

The 2017 Garden Groove concert series is sponsored, in part, by Golden State Water Company.