Steve Comba: ARBORETUM - April 26-July 13

Steve Comba, Detail from ArboretumApril 26 through July 13, 2014

Gallery open to the public daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Included with standard admission or membership. Claremont Museum of Art Members receive free Garden admission with proof of membership during the exhibit.

Click here for exhibit photos (coming soon)

A Claremont Museum of Art exhibition takes you through the artist's process in creating the 8 foot painting, Arboretum.

Follow the artist's process in creating the 8 foot painting, Arboretum, an autobiographical journey through his own work in landscape as well as a treatise on the artificial nature of painting and the objective beauty of Nature.

"This painting was a six-month journey through my archive of landscape imagery. Going back as far as 1986 (the year I received my M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University) I gathered photographs, sketches, images from earlier paintings, and some new material into a box. On a regular basis throughout the timeframe of the painting I would reach in, choose an image and insert it into the composition. The painting was completed when I could no longer see a place to fit another image.

It is an autobiographical work in that each and every image is a "marker" of both time and place in my own personal artistic history. Yet I also hope that it holds an interest for the viewer for the same reasons it held mine: exotic time, strange relationships and the recognition of the depth and profound beauty of nature."

-Steve Comba

Steve Comba Arboretum 2011 Oil on canvas 20x84 WEB small

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch and Lunch - May 11

Sunday, May 11, 2014 

Brunch seating begins at 8:45 a.m.

Brunch served at 9:30 a.m. 

Lunch seating begins at 12:00 p.m.

Lunch served at 12:30 p.m.

This year, our Mother's Day Champagne Brunch and Lunch events are nestled among our new Wonders of Wildflowers Exhibit in the California Natives Container Garden. Sit amid a display of thousands of wildflowers for an unforgettable experience during this one of a kind exhibit.

Seating is limited for this exclusive annual event celebrating mothers. You'll enjoy fantastic food, superb table service and a dining atmosphere only possible at California's Native Garden; listen to live acoustic music and don't forget the giveaways we have in store for Moms at each table. Tickets inlcude free Garden admission and tickets to our popular Butterfly Pavilion for your party on Mother's Day. The Butterfly Pavilion is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Complimentary tram service to and from the venue will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. for Brunch and 11:30 for Lunch.

Tickets:

Member: Adult $48 Member Child (3-12) $30
Public: Adult $65 Child (3-12) $40

Enjoy live music, artist to be determined.

Advance tickets are required - the event will sell out. Final menu TBD and does include child-friendly and vegetarian options. Please note the RSABG member discount - to view membership options and to become a member, click here

Click here to order BRUNCH Tickets

Click here to order LUNCH Tickets

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Final Brunch and Lunch Menus to be determined

Preset:

Entrees and Sides:

Age 12 and under:

Dessert Buffet:

Beverages:

Wildflower Festival - April 19-20

April 19-20 Annual Wildflower Festival
All Wildflower Festival events are free with Garden admission or membership.

April 21 Wildflower Festival Senior Day
Free Garden admission, refreshments, walking and tram tours for guests over the age of 65.

Many events around Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden celebrate the beauty and diversity of California wildflowers.

  • Southern California wildflowers gently collected and brought indoors for an intimate viewing at the Wildflower Show, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
    • Enjoy special presentations within the wildflower display room, featuring plant families and collection sites; check back for exact times, TBD.
    • Learn how herbarium specimens are created and why they're important
    • See research projects underway by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden scientists to document the rich flora of Southern California in an educational display.
  • Experience the Garden wildflowers. From Fay's Wildflower Meadow to Ceanothus and Salvia across Indian Hill Mesa, the Garden is in full bloom.
  • Weekend Wildflower Walks Meet us at the Admission Kiosk for guided walking tour with nature interpreters. Tours begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday and and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Visit the Wonders of Wildflowers (WOW!) Exhibit - On exhibit in the California Natives Container Garden.
  • Fresh Street Food TruckGrab some delicious, fresh food at Fresh Street Food Truck, onsite 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Fresh Street Food Truck uses only fresh, all natural ingredients, specializing in panini sandwiches, handcrafted drinks and other fresh fare. Check out their menu!

A tradition since the early 1930s, the Wildflower Festival is Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden's longest-running seasonal event and coincides with our state-recognized California Native Plant Week, (the third week of April each year)

Over the years, the show has offered an opportunity for visitors to view flowers of species that they may not have otherwise been able to see. Flowers are gently prepared, carefully identified and exhibited indoors.

The week proceeding the show, teams of RSABG staff, volunteers and research associates undertake spring collecting trips to sites where studies to document the flora are underway, adding to scientific knowledge of these poorly known places and sharing the beauty of California wildflowers with Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden visitors. The geographically-diverse approach offers a diverse variety of species gathered and creates a beautiful and educational display.

The flower species collected are dependent upon many factors, including seasonal rainfall. This variability produces a tremendous variety of flower species every year. After the wildflower show, many of the specimens are made available for research and education for RSABG staff and students, others are offered to local botany classes for study and the flowers in suitable condition may be preserved in a collection for future generations to learn from and enjoy.

We hope you are able to take the time to visit local wildflower habitats, but please do not collect plants from the wild.

Garden with a View - Sunday, May 4

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You are cordially invited Garden with a View at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m.

This year our annual fundraiser will focus on experiencing California native plants at the Garden. The event will be a progressive party including socializing, live music, refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, and silent and live auction, door prizes, behind-the-scenes tours, and sit-down dessert with champagne.

Tickets $100 RSABG members, $125 public
To register on-line click here.
RSVP requested by April 25

On-line Auction
This year's on-line auction features items that will be a part of the silent auction at the event. The on-line auction will close at the event. Click the link below to view this a sampling of this year's items and bid on-line today!  If you want to secure the item, chose the buy now price.

Go to the on-line AUCTION

Live auction preview coming soon

Become a sponsor or underwriter coming soon

Garden with a View Menu

Reception at the Horticulture Complex with live music and silent auction
Smoked gouda and carmelized onion quesadillas with salsa fresca and sour cream
Marinated grilled lime and garlic shrimp
Asparagus spears with Dijon prosciutto
Baked brie with black current preserves and pine nuts, baked in puff pastery; served with bread and crackers
Vegetarian eggplant and mushroom panini's
Beef bulgogi: marinated beef with a hint of fresh ginger, served on lettuce leaf cups
Spinach and mushroom tartlets
Chicken satey skewers with fresh pineapple
Italian hand rolled calzone: raost turkey, beef and ham, layered with mozzarella and marinara then baked in rosemary bread

Sit-down dessert at the California Courtyard with live auction
Medley of aged stilton, boursin, and gouda cheeses
Dessert trio: marscapone cheesecake, pear and amaretto triffle, and Nutella stack

Drinks
Wine, beer, and champagne
Water, lemonade, tea, and coffee

Thank you to our Sponsors!
(as of March 21)

Gold Sponsors

esri

Judith B. Friend

Silver Sponsors

Luzma & Thomas C. Brayton

Elin R. Dowd Consulting

Maria & Richard A. Grant Jr.

Beverly w. Maloof

Lucinda A. McDade & John Lundberg

monrovia

Muriel E. Poston

senhe seed co

Underwriters

DoubleTree2

Los Angeles County Fair Association

Marcia & Michael LaCour-Little

Mt. San Antonio Gardens

Native Designs by RSABG Volunteers

stone brewing co

Total Wine & More

Krista Von Stetten

Questions? Call us at (909) 625-8767 ext. 221 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .