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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

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Garden Groove Summer Concerts: Thursdays, July 7-28

webpageThursday Evenings, July 7 - 28

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). 

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.

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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)

Garden Groove 2016 Lineup
July 7: Remember Then - A blast to the past musical tribute to rock and roll
July 14: The Blue Breeze Band - Motown R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Blues
July 21: The Get Down Boys - high energy traditional and original Bluegrass with modern favorites
July 28: Louie Cruz Beltran - An extensive repertoire from Brazilian style and Afro-Cuban rhythms, to a blend of R&B, Salsa, Reggae, Latin, Rock and Jazz

 

The 2016 Garden Groove concert series is sponsored, in part, by Golden State Water Company.

Butterflies and Brews - Wednesdays in June, 6-8 p.m.

Queen - CThompson - webWednesday Nights in June, 6 - 8 p.m.

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: 

  • Ticket price includes evening admission, admission to the Butterfly Pavilion, light snacks, and one complementary beer. Additional beverages may be purchased for $5 each. Free parking. 
  • The Garden remains open until 8 p.m.
  • UPDATE: There will be live music on the 29th, featuring local musician Jill Worhol.
  • Must be 21 or older to attend and must show proper identification. No exceptions. Children will not be admitted even if parent or guardian is present. (Children may enjoy Wednesday extended hours in the Garden but will be excluded from the Butterflies and Brews beverage areas.) 
  • Purchase tickets at the admissions kiosk or charge by phone, in advance or day of. No refunds or ticket exchanges. In the event of a weather-related event cancellation, tickets are valid for: 1) Entry to another Butterflies and Brews evening this season or 2) one regular Garden Admission, valid one year from date of cancelled event (not valid for ticketed events). No outside food, beverages, or alcohol may be brought into the Garden.

Butterfly Pavilion: May 7 - August 7

May 7 - August 7, 2016

The Pavilion is open daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Closed July 4)
Tickets: $3 per person in addition to standard Garden admission

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.

 

Butterfly Release Party: August 7, 2016

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.

Download "ECO-Handouts" packet from the Butterfly Pavilion (PDF)

Download CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS FOR BUTTERFLY GARDENS (PDF)