Garden Groove Summer Concerts: Thursdays, July 13 - August 3

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Gates open at 6:30 p.m. | Concerts begin at 7 p.m.

 

Garden Groove 2017 Lineup
  • July 13 - Louie Cruz Beltran: with an extensive repertoire from Brazilian style and Afro-Cuban rhythms to a blend of R&B, Salsa, Reggae, Latin Rock and Jazz, Louie Cruz Beltran will provide a perfect soundtrack to get you on your feet and dancing!
  • July 20 - Sligo Rags: an award-winning acoustic band, this dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk with a decidedly bluegrass attitude.
  • July 27 - Susie Hansen and the Latin Band: electric violinist and vocalist Susie Hansen plays fiery Latin Jazz and Salsa, creating music that brings audiences to their feet, dancing in the aisles.
  • August 3 - The Dogs: a Rock n Roll group started in 1997 by four seasoned and accomplished musicians looking for a better alternative to "Classic Rock". The careful selection and execution of deep cut vinyl tracks will take you back to where you were when these gems were released.

 

Enjoy the cool evening air at the Garden with great music and good friends. You can purchase food and beverages from Gourmet Gourmet Catering, Bert & Rocky's, and Last Name Brewing in the Courtyard the evening of each show. 

Buy tickets online or at the gate. Ticket price includes parking and evening admission to the Garden. Limited tickets are available, advance ticket purchase is recommended. No refunds or ticket exchanges. Concert events are subject to change. In the event of cancellation due to weather, concert tickets are valid for one (1) complimentary admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden during regular business hours, expiring one year from concert date (not valid for special or ticketed events). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (909) 625-8767 for more information.

 

Individual event ticket pricing:

Public: $9 (Children ages 12 and under are FREE)

Members: $5 (Children ages 12 and under are FREE)

Gold Card & Acorn Level Members are FREE - Must show membership card at concert for complimentary admission.

 

Purchase tickets now!

 

The 2017 Garden Groove concert series is sponsored, in part, by Golden State Water Company.

Beat the Heat: Extended Summer Hours

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Extended Summer Hours Return! 

Wednesdays, June - August 2017
The Garden remains open until 8 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.)
 
Extended hours are included with general admission or membership.

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.
  • Preview school tours and programs aligned with Common Core Standards. Explore the fun and educational outdoor experience we offer to students.
  • 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

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 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 - 3 pm daily, from May 13 - August 6, for the 2017 season


 

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

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

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.