Your support helps renowned science, conservation, horticulture and education programs thrive.
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
Your donation will help support critical work in conservation, research, horticulture and education.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. (this is 30 minutes later than last year) for picnicking and food service by Gourmet Gourmet Catering. Concerts begin at 7 p.m.
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. Gourmet Gourmet's menu includes a chicken taco plate, quesadillas, sandwiches, and hearty salads. Bert and Rocky's will be selling cool treats (ice cream flavors vary weekly).
Individual event ticket pricing:
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.
Public: $8 (Children ages 12 and under are FREE)
The 2016 Garden Groove concert series is sponsored, in part, by Golden State Water Company.
Tickets: $10 RSABG members; $15 public, includes one California-brewed beer (or California grown wine; additional beverages may be purchased).
An event for guests 21 and up, ID required.
Local musicians provide the soundtrack to the Garden and the Butterfly Pavilion. Learn fun facts from our butterfly experts while you walk among the butterflies and enjoy a cold beer on these warm summer nights.
The fine print:
The Butterfly Pavilion at RSABG unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer. Visitors can walk among the butterflies, caterpillars, and the California native plants that they depend on for food and nectar.
See photos on our Facebook page from the Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
Check back for more details closer to the date.
More information about the Butterfly Pavilion at RSABG:
As a steward of native plants of California, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden actively promotes the appreciation, understanding and conservation of native flora. Native plants are ideal for butterfly gardening because they provide food sources and in turn butterflies aid in flower pollination.
The 24’ x 36’ Butterfly Pavilion, erected near the Lantz Outdoor Classroom, is a temporary enclosure that combines science education and interactive fun for visitors of all ages. Visitors can walk among the butterflies and caterpillars as they feed. See caterpillars pupate into chrysalises and emerge as butterflies.
The discerning palate of caterpillars helps explain why so many butterfly species are threatened. The major cause of species disappearance in a given area is almost always habitat destruction and the elimination of the plants that they need to survive.
In spite of extensive urban sprawl, Southern California has many species of butterflies that are fairly abundant and easily attracted to flowers or food plants in local gardens.