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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Fall is a time of harvest and festivities for the people of Southern California. Acorns from the live oak (Quercus agrifolia) were traditionally an important and major food source. Native American dancers, singers, and tribal leaders join us to celebrate our connections with California native plants. There will also be an artisans' marketplace.
This event is free with Garden admission. Some activities require a small materials fee.
Special offer for teachers! Free admission to the Garden on November 15 and 16. Current teachers who present a valid California I.D and a school ID or copy of a paystub within the last 30 days. This offer is valid for teachers currently teaching grades K through 12 and does not extend to family members or guests. Many of the activities of Acorn Festival are closely aligned with the Native Partners program at RSABG (read more about Native Partners).
Grow Native Nursery is headquartered at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California. We have nurseries in Claremont and West Los Angeles; both are open to the public and offer expert staff and a stunning selection of fresh, vibrant native California plants and water-wise solutions for home landscapes.
Membership and California native plant enthusiasm has its privileges:
Grow Native Nursery is a nonprofit retail nursery that helps support the conservation, eduation, horticulture and research efforts of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. For professional, wholesale and restoration sales, please call (909) 625-8767 ext. 246.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden has been selling native plants to the public for more than 30 years. Expert nursery staff are on hand to help you create a gorgeous native plant landscape.
Grow Native Nursery Claremont
October - February:
Wednesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March - May:
Wednesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: (909) 625-8767 ext. 404
Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden works with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare system to maximize veterans' opportunities in the sustainable horticulture industry.
Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden
(Behind Jackie Robinson Stadium)
Wednesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (424) 234-0481
The beautiful foliage, meandering pathways and mountain vistas found at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden are sure to help make your event memorable. A vibrant landscape of plants and art welcome visitors throughout the year.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden offers beautiful, inspired garden settings and experienced, professional support to help you orchestrate an extraordinary event!
Our caterer Gourmet Gourmet Catering, Inc. is ready to provide you with delicious cuisine and friendly, expert assistance with creative décor, set-up, equipment and event-day service. You may also contact Gourmet Gourmet directly at (909) 920-6400.
Photography in the Garden
Please read our Photography Policy here.
The Garden's venues offer both indoor and outdoor settings, large or small and the set up options are as unique as your event! Capacity varies from site to site and range from 10 to 500 guests.
Our largest venue is a spacious open-air location, featuring beautiful views of the San Gabriel Mountains. Located adjacent the RSABG Administration Building, the courtyard can accommodate 400 guests in theater-style seating or more than 200 comfortably at tables for a banquet.
California Natives Container Garden
Located on the west side of Indian Hill Mesa this open-air venue features a custom designed pergola with colorful shade sails. Architectural partitions showcase a collection of beautiful container plants. Surrounded by mature trees and mountain views, the Container Garden seats more than 150 theater-style or 100 for a comfortable meal.
California Cultivar Garden
Located in the heart of the Garden, the Cultivar Garden is a beautiful two-acre space that features gazebos, a reflecting pool, fountain and mountain views. Covered by native California grape vines, the large gazebo seats 40 guests. The small gazebo, ideal for an intimate ceremony or gathering, features a contemporary sculpture and can accommodate 10 to 15 people.
Walter and Gracie Lantz Outdoor Classroom
A versatile covered structure, the Lantz Outdoor Classroom can be transformed for any occasion. Brick red canvas walls can be retracted to create an open-sided ramada or pulled down to define a private event space. The space seats up to 120 theater-style or 60 comfortably at tables, and is equipped for audio-visual presentations.
Explore other locations
Explore the many other garden settings RSABG has to offer, including the Thorne Council Ring, Percy Everett Fern Garden Upper Pond or Benjamin Pond.
Classroom Spaces and Conference Rooms: The East Classroom and Lenz Horticultural Classroom, two indoor venues at the Garden, are perfect for corporate retreats, meetings or workshops and accommodate up to 50 people. The Garden’s Administration Building also has two conference rooms available for groups up to 12.