Teacher Open House - August 12

Our annual Teacher Open House will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from  9 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

Please RSVP online here

  • Free Garden admission for school teachers and administrators and their immediate family.
  • Explore school tour and program displays; complete your passport to be eligible for great prizes!
  • Reserve field trips. Spring reservations fill up quick. Bring your calendar to schedule a fun and educational trip for your students.
  • Stay an hour or stay all day
  • Great prizes and giveaways

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden offers walking tours and programs that include activity stations to help educate students about the Golden State. Tours and programs convey the importance of native plants, cultures of indigenous people and natural history of California. RSABG tours and programs correlate with K - 8 Cross Curricular Common Core Standards for California public schools.

Read more about RSABG School Tours and Programs


  

California Wildflower Show: Your Super Bloom HQ

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Saturday - Monday
April 22 - 24
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(RSABG Member preview at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 22)
Free with Garden admission or membership.
 

Visit your backyard Super Bloom at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, with a stunning exhibition of native wildflowers collected from sites throughout Southern California and experience the Garden in full bloom. Family activities, including a wildflower scavenger hunt and "Field of Flowers" community mural, will also be offered. A tradition since the early 1930s, the California Wildflower Show is Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden's longest-running seasonal event and coincides with our state-recognized California Native Plant Week, (the third week of April each year).

Come see rare and beautiful species you have never encountered, and ID species you may spot on your favorite California hikes and in our National Parks. Be prepared for this season's dazzling diversity of wildflowers by visiting the California Wildflower Show and learning all about the beautiful blossoms that make our state special. 

The week preceding the show, teams of RSABG staff, volunteers and research associates undertake spring collecting trips to sites where studies to document the flora are underway, adding to scientific knowledge of these poorly known places and sharing the beauty of California wildflowers with Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden visitors. The geographically-diverse approach offers a diverse variety of species gathered and creates a beautiful and educational display.

As a reminder, we hope you are able to take the time to visit local wildflower habitats, but please do not collect plants from the wild.

 

April 24 Wildflower Show Senior Day
Free Garden admission, complimentary walking and tram tours for guests over the age of 65.

 


 

Wildflower Walks

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Free Wildflower Walks

Weekends, March 25 through April 30.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.

Guided walking tours with Garden nature interpreters featuring beautiful California wildflowers and seasonal highlights. Tours are approximately 60-90 minutes. Free with standard Garden admission. Tours depart from the admissions kiosk.

 

 

California Butterfly Pavilion - Season Pass

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Grow with our Butterflies all season long!

Introducing the California Butterfly Pavilion Season Pass

at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden


The California Butterfly Pavilion comes alive every year with a dazzling array of over 22 native butterfly species. A ticket to encounter these beautiful creatures, in all their life stages, and the California native plants they depend on is $3/person. Beginning this year, RSABG members may purchase a Season Pass to the California Butterfly Pavilion for just $25/season, available to all who are Garden members. By purchasing this pass, members at all levels will be able to bring the named adult(s) on their membership card plus up to four of their own children or grandchildren under the age of 18 to the California Butterfly Pavilion at any time throughout the season without paying the $3/person entry fee.

The California Butterfly Pavilion will be open 10 am - 4 pm daily, from May 13 - August 6, for the 2017 season


 

To purchase your new California Butterfly Pavilion 2017 Season Pass, contact our Development Office at
(909) 625-8767 ext. 258 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Garden with a View - Sunday, May 7

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Sunday, May 7, 2017
4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
 
Join us for Garden with a View, our annual garden party fundraiser!
 
Enjoy live music, dinner by Perfect Equation, and silent and live auctions, all to benefit the conservation, horticulture, and educational programs of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. To purchase tickets, please visit our registration page here or call contact the Development Office at (909) 625-8767 ext. 221 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Stay tuned for updates about our Online Auction! 
 

Botanical Maverick in the West: Marcus E. Jones (1852 - 1934) Exhibition

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March 11, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Gallery Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with standard admission or membership. 

For the first time, the Garden will highlight the life and career of “botanical maverick” Marcus E. Jones in its newest exhibition in March 2017. Geologist, mining engineer, educator, and prolific writer, Marcus E. Jones (1852-1934) was one of the most prominent botanists of the American West. Active during the late 19th century and into the early parts of the 20th century, Jones traveled extensively throughout the western United States and Mexico, collecting thousands of plants while photographing and recording detailed notes of the regions he traveled in. The archives and plant specimens of Marcus E. Jones are housed at RSABG and are a treasure trove of historical and botanical information.


The Marcus E. Jones Archival Project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, enabled Garden staff and volunteers to curate and digitize his collections.

 


Special Presentations:

- March 25, Marcus Jones's Big Year: Presentation by Dr. William R. Gray

- April 8, A Botanical Journey through the West with Marcus E. Jones: Presentation by Rachel Poutasse and John Bradley


 

Exclusive Opening for Members Only:

March 11, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Locally Grown: A Future for Native Foods

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Enter into a farmer's market of the future, where California native plants are an integral food source in homes and restaurant kitchens. California flora offers a new paradigm of sustainability, environmental restoration and incredible flavor in future food production. This Container Garden exhibition will explore new agricultural models, tasty cultivars, native recipes, and more. Discover over 50 plants that offer visions for our agricultural future in California, as well as present-day examples to try at home. 

 

Garden Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free with standard admission or membership. 

Exclusive Opening Night for Members Only:

October 21, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Free Family-Friendly Bird Walks

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Over 147 species of birds have been observed here at the Garden in Claremont. Join us for one of our free bird walks to learn more!

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September through June; First Sunday of each month, beginning at 8 a.m.

Family Bird Walks are free to the public courtesy of our sponsor, Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guide books you have and binoculars. Limited loaner binoculars may be available to use during the walk.

Take a leisurely walk through the Garden to see and hear the numerous bird species that migrate through the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Beginning and experienced birders are welcome to help find birds in the Garden. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time!

Family Bird Walks are sponsored by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. There are no admission fees, but a free reservation is encouraged. Visitors need not be an RSABG member to participate!

Also check out our popular Family Bird Festival held in February.

Please call (909) 625-8767 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. The Pomona Valley Audubon Society’s newsletter “Chaparral Naturalist” is available at RSABG’s California Garden Shop.

 

 

 

Lesser Goldfinch

Third Saturdays, beginning at 8 a.m.

Space is limited to 15 guests.

Join Chris Verma of Claremont's Wild Birds Unlimited for this family-friendly, free bird walk along Garden trails. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guides you have and binoculars if you have them.

This special walk is provided by Wild Birds Unlimited of Claremont. There are no fees required to participate, however a free reservation is required.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. For more information about Wild Birds Unlimited, or to learn how to how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home, visit Wild Birds Unlimited of Claremont.

 

For more information about birds and birding visit Pomona Valley Audubon Society and Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology's ebird.org.