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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.

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.

Things That Go Bump in the Night - October 17 and 18

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Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014, 5:30 until 9 p.m.

Friday, October 17 is RSABG members-only night!

Purchase Tickets for Members-Only Night Here

Purchase Tickets for Saturday, October 18 Here 

Come to Things that Go Bump in the Night and meet the owls, opossums, spiders and plants who rule the Garden at night!

Things that Go Bump in the Night is a fun evening family event to observe and learn about plants and animals that are most active at night. Visitors follow Garden paths with a passport to visit interactive stations exploring the nocturnal world and its amazing critters.

This year's highlights include:

Wild Wings of California with several raptors including live owls! Please note Wild Wings of California will be onsite until 8 p.m. each event evening. 

Poppy the opposum and her wildlife rehabilitator Janet Chaney - Because, of course, 'possums are awesome! 

The World Famous Spider Show - In this very entertaining comedic "bug" show, children of all ages learn all about how spiders have adapted to catch their prey in different ways. Then, the kids' acting skills will be tested as some of them will become the spider and prey in a hilarious group of interactive theatrical "skits." This is fun for the whole family.

Kimmi Kraus returns with Project Wildsong to dispel myths and misinformation by providing interpretation and education about their live wolves, Ambassador Wolf Damu and Ambassador Wolf Cael, inspiring visitors with their beauty and with the truth about wolves.

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Opossum Poppy in the flowers

Wild Wings of California with GHO

Fall Planting Festival at Grow Native Nursery Claremont - October 4, 2014

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Members only, 8 -10 a.m.

Buy beautiful California native plants at Grow Native Nursery’s season opening spectacular.

The Fall Planting Festival at Grow Native Nursery at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will showcase thousands of California native and water efficient plants, many propagated from our own collections and not available anywhere else. Proceeds support Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden programs.

The Fall Planting Festival features:

  • Enormous native plant selection
  • Seeds and bulbs
  • RSABG research plants
  • Decorated Grapevine wreaths (photo album)
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  • Native plant experts table 
  • Free Garden admission
  • Beer and wine available for purchase
  • Bake sale

Click here to > Download plant list availability (Coming soon!)

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden has been selling California native plants since 1978. Don’t miss this ideal opportunity to purchase hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind natives and to get your gardening questions answered by friendly, experienced botanic garden professionals and volunteers. 


Free lectures & workshops! 

10:00 a.m. Traditional and Medicinal Uses of Native Plants, Nicholas Hummingbird (20 min)

10:30 a.m. An Embarrassment of Riches: Choice Plants for Southern California Gardens, Carol Bornstein (45 min)

11:30 a.m. TBA

Noon Life After Lawns, Molly Bogh (45 min)

1 p.m. Traditional and Medicinal Uses of Native Plants, Nicholas Hummingbird (20 min)


Live musical entertainment, artists to be announced

(8 a.m.-12 p.m.) and (12:30-3:30)

Gourmet food truck: Peaches' Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen

 

 


RSABG Acorn Members may purchase plants a day early! 

A special "personal shopper" evening pre-sale with light refreshments on Friday, October 3, exclusively for Acorn members: stay tuned for your invitation, or become an Acorn member today!

 

Walk for the Wild - September 27

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A special event celebrating 50 years of the Wilderness Act! The California Wilderness Coalition, Angeles National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management, Joshua Tree National Park, San Bernardino National Forest, RSABG, and others are partnering for this event to celebrate our amazing wilderness areas.

There are two parts to the celebration: the Wilderness Fair, and Walk for the Wild. You can sign up to participate in the walk or just come enjoy the festival with partner booths, food trucks, Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, and more. It's also National Public Lands Day!

There is a registration fee for the walk that includes Garden admission; if you don't want to walk, the rest of the Wilderness Fair is free. Registration for the Walk for the Wild is $12 per person through Active.com through September 16. Registration increases to $20 on September 17.  

Interested in photography? Submit an entry to our wilderness photo contest! Photos must be your own and taken in a designated wilderness area. See http://hostphotocontest.com/contest/wilderness50 for contest rules and information. 

Check back often as we build this list of participants and activities.


Food trucks:

The Green Truck to Go: http://greentruckonthego.com/

The Grilled Cheese Truck: http://www.thegrilledcheesetruck.com/

The Lobos Truck: http://www.thelobostruck.com/

Recess Ice Cream Truck: http://recesstruck.com/

Beer garden sponsors:

Angel City Brewing Company: http://angelcitybrewery.com/

Dale Bros.: http://dalebrosbrewery.com/

Sierra Nevada: http://www.sierranevada.com/

Music:

The Trapdoor Social: http://www.trapdoorsocial.com/

Ventucky String Band: http://ventuckystringband.com/

Sugar Mountain Mama Serenade: http://www.sugarmountainmamaserenade.com/

Festival participants & activity booths:

Angeles National Forest

Boy Scouts of America

Bureau of Land Management

California Wilderness Coalition

Conservation Lands Foundation

Grow Native Nursery

Joshua Tree National Park

Leave No Trace

The Mojave Desert Land Trust

National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance

Pacific Crest Trail Association

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

San Bernardino National Forest

San Dimas Mountain Rescue

San Gabriel Mountains Forever

San Gabriel Mountains Trail Builders

San Gorgonio Wilderness Association

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter

Sierra Club San Gorgonio Chapter

Southern California Mountains Foundation

Student Conservation Association

Wilderness Photo Contest

The Wilderness Society

 

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