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Your gift to The Garden Fund for Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden helps close the nearly $1,000,000 gap between income (including memberships) and expenses; and enables the Garden do what it does best:
  • Welcome visitors
  • Make lasting impressions through engaging programs and classes
  • Give all age groups, from schoolchildren to seniors, a greater appreciation for plants and native California environment
  • Connect children with nature
  • Support important conservation efforts and scientific study by staff botanists, scientists and master and Ph.D. candidate students
  • Nurture a lifelong love of gardening

RSABG is a 501(c)(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.

Make your Gift Today – It’s Easy!

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.

Mobile Giving – Text the keyword FLORA to 88588 and then follow the directions to make a donation via your mobile device.

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 Recurring Gift – Recurring gifts are ongoing gifts for a specific amount determined by the donor. Recurring gifts are made on a set schedule throughout the year, monthly, quarterly or biannually. Setting up a recurring gift is convenient, customizable and environmentally friendly. Most importent, recurring gifts ensure a steady source of support for Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden's world class programs and groundbreaking research. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Development Office staff can help you establish a recurring gift, call (909) 625-8767 ext. 221.

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.


Celebrate or Remember a Special Person or Event

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 add gift information on the online order form or payment information.

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.


Explore Other Ways of Giving

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.


Benefits of Giving

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.  $1000 and greater donors have the option of receiving a membership with their donation and also 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).

Please contact the Development Office for further information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (909) 625-8767 ext. 221.

Green Friday Sale at Grow Native Nursery Claremont

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Grow Native Nursery Claremont

Green Friday Sale: Friday-Sunday, November 27-29

RSABG members receive 25% off plants, soils, seeds, and pottery in stock, with 15% off for the general public.

(Cannot be combined with other offers. Limited to stock on hand.)

Also on Friday, November 27: all children 18 and younger receive free Garden admission when accompanied by an adult. (Admission is always free to Grow Native Nursery.)



Luminaria Nights - December 11, 12, 18, 19, 20

Luminaria 2011 - photo by Marge RohrDecember 11, 12, 18, 19, and 20; 6 - 9 p.m.

Illuminated evening walks featuring live acoustic music, cookies and hot cider and more than 1000 glowing, candle-lit luminarias lighting a half-mile, accessible loop on Indian Hill Mesa.

Click here for advance purchase online tickets. Tickets are available at the door, but this event does sell out. 


PLEASE NOTE our cancellation information:  In the event of event cancellation due to inclement weather, pre-purchased tickets may be used for either: one admission to another scheduled Luminaria Night date in 2015 OR one free general admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (excluding special, ticketed events and expiring one year from ticketed event date). There are no refunds on sales of Luminaria Nights tickets. If weather is questionable, please check back on Twitter (@rsabg) or THIS page on the event date for status updates.


Ticket Information

RSABG Members: $7 adults, $5 students/seniors/children, (children under 3 free)

Public: $8 adults,  $6 students/seniors/children, (children under 3 free)

Garden admission fees do not apply for this special ticketed event.

Free Admission for Children & Green Friday Sale - Nov 27

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November 27 - Free Garden admission for children

Bring a child outside! We are pleased to offer free admission for children (ages 0-18) on Friday, November 27, 2015, when accompanied by an adult.

The Garden is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last entry at 4:30. 

Enjoy a walk through the autumn colors of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, and a self-guided scavenger hunt.  

Grow Native Nursery in Claremont will be offering special sale prices, too: 25% off everything in stock for RSABG members, and 15% off for the general public. (Limited to stock on hand, and cannot be combined with other offers.)