Acorn Festival - Nov 15

November 15, 2015, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fall is a time of harvest and festivities for the people of Southern California, as acorns from the live oak (Quercus agrifolia) were traditionally an important major food source. In honor of this, Native American dancers and tribal leaders join us to celebrate our connections with California native plants. (Dancers will demonstrate various dances intermittently throughout the day.) There will also be an artisans' marketplace. 

The Acorn Festival takes place rain or shine!

This event is free with Garden admission. Some activities require a small materials fee.

 

Fall Planting Festival at Grow Native Nursery Claremont - October 3-4, 2015

October 3, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.fpf-sales-floor-image
Members only, 8 -10 a.m.

October 4, 2015, DRIP Expo in collaboration with Sustainable Claremont

The Fall Planting Festival at Grow Native Nursery at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will showcase thousands of California native and water efficient plants, many propagated from our own collections and not available anywhere else. Proceeds support Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden programs. Access to Grow Native Nursery is always free.

SATURDAY, October 3, The Fall Planting Festival features:

  • Enormous native plant selection
  • Seeds and bulbs
  • RSABG research plants
  • Decorated grapevine wreaths, harvested from the Garden
  • Native plant experts table 
  • Free Garden admission
  • Beer and wine available for purchase
  • Bake sale

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden has been selling California native plants since 1978. Don’t miss this ideal opportunity to purchase hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind natives and to get your gardening questions answered by friendly, experienced botanic garden professionals and volunteers. 

 

Thank you to our sponsors for the 2015 Fall Planting Festival:

Hillcrest

Chino Basin Water Conservation District

Golden State Water Company


RSABG Acorn Members may purchase plants a day early! 

A special "personal shopper" evening pre-sale with light refreshments on Friday, October 2, exclusively for Acorn members: stay tuned for your invitation, or become an Acorn member today!

Beat the Heat: Extended Summer Hours

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Extended Summer Hours Return! 

Wednesdays, July 1 through September 16
The Garden remains open until 8 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.)
 
Saturdays, July 11 through September 19
The Garden opens at 7 a.m.
 
Extended hours are included with general admission or membership.

From Chia to Chokecherry - September 19

From Chia to Chokecherry - September 19 through early 2016 

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Ethnobotany of California Native Plants

Free with Garden admission or membership.

The Container Garden's new interpretive exhibit focuses on traditional and modern uses of California native plants, particularly as used by local Native American groups. Learn about plants used for basketry, food, medicine, and more; see potted plants that you could grow on your own balcony or patio.