October 3, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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.
Planning on buying a lot? Feel free to bring your own little wagon!
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
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:
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!
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.
Extended Summer Hours Return!
From Chia to Chokecherry - September 19 through early 2016
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.