Adopt-a-Wildflower is a perfect Valentine's Day or birthday gift and an easy way to show support for Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
There are lots of good reasons to adopt a wildflower:
You can show that your family, organization or company supports the environment.
You can honor or memorialize a loved one.
Your support allows RSABG to advance our work with scientists and communities.
Adopting a wildflower makes a unique Valenetines's Day, wedding, anniversary or birthday gift.
Adopt-a-Wildflower today by clicking here! If this is a memorial or tribute gift, please enter the name of the person you are adopting a wildflower for in the comment section. The Adopt-a Wildflower program is available through April 29, 2016.
Summer Snow Linanthus
Mojave Desert Aster
Can I take my wildflower home?
Yes! You will be given a wildflower voucher to pick up your wildflower at our Grow Native Nursery from Thursdays to Sundays or the Entrance Kiosk from Mondays to Wednesdays.
How do I get my wildflower if I adopt online?
When you purchase your adoption online, you will receive your wildflower voucher via mail. You are able to redeem your voucher for your wildflower until April 29, 2016. Please allow 5 business days for processing.
What if I’d just like to donate to the program but not receive the adoption package?
You can always choose to donate more than the cost of the package or make a donation and not receive the package. Any outright donation (above and beyond the actual cost of the package) is tax-deductible and goes directly toward supporting RSABG’s conservation and education efforts.
For more information about making donations to RSABG, contact the Development Office, at (909) 625-8767 ext. 222.
How can I find out more about the program?
Join us for free admission in honor of spring, with a 20% off sale at Grow Native Nursery Claremont. Light refreshments will be served in the morning at Grow Native Nursery.
The Garden is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30).
A special RSABG member reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in honor of the Flow exhibit in the gallery.
Included with Garden admission
An educational celebration of all kinds of birds, this annual event highlights the behaviors and physical traits that enable them to survive and thrive. Birdwatchers of all ages can flock to the Garden for a day filled with activities and information for both beginners and enthusiasts.
The Family Bird Fest features knowledgeable birding exhibitors including members of Pomona Valley Audubon Society and Wild Wings of California with live raptors. Wild Wings will be on site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be bird life displays, child-friendly crafts, and drop-in family activities. This year we are happy to feature Mrs. Nelsons Book Fair, selling a wide selection of books chosen with the Family Bird Festival in mind.
Visitors can help with the “Great Backyard Bird Count,” an international citizen-science project. The annual event engages people globally in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are throughout the world.
Audubon, Cornell Lab and Bird Studies Canada take a snapshot of the whereabouts of many hundreds of bird species during the "Great Backyard Bird Count." In the past, participants identified 596 species and submitted more than 92,000 checklists, helping scientists track changes in the numbers and movements of birds from year to year. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a joint project of the Cornell Lab, Audubon and Bird Studies Canada. Visit www.birdcount.org to read a summary of the findings.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden provides an ideal setting to spot birds that live here or migrate to the region for warmer winter living. Step softly to see them nestled amid ceanothus blossoms or high above in a cottonwood branch.
The 2016 Family Bird Festival is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited Claremont.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden offers beautiful, inspired garden settings and experienced, professional support to help you orchestrate an extraordinary event!
The Facility Rental Packet lists venue options and prices, our policies, and catering information. We recommend reading the packet to help you select your particular venue at the Garden.
Should you need insurance for your facility rental, one-day certificates are availble through the Garden's broker, if you do not have your own.
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.