October 1, 2016, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Members only, 8 -10 am
The Fall Planting Festival at Grow Native Nursery will showcase thousands of California native and water efficient plants, many propagated from our own collections and not available anywhere else. Free lectures include "Ethnobotanical Uses of the Native Plants of California" by Nicholas Hummingbird from 11:30 am - 1 pm and "How to Water Your Plants for Drought-Tolerant Establishment" with Carlos Ruiz from 1:30 pm - 3 pm. Proceeds of the festival support Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden programs. Access to Grow Native Nursery is always free.
SATURDAY, October 1, The Fall Planting Festival features:
Enormous native plant selection (check back for the inventory list)
- Free lectures
Decorated grapevine wreaths, harvested from the Garden
Native plant experts table
- Bake sale
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.
RSABG Acorn Members may purchase plants a day early!
A special "personal shopper" evening pre-sale with light refreshments on Friday, September 30, exclusively for Acorn members: stay tuned for your invitation, or become an Acorn member today!
Did you know that some say Hollywood is named for the native toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), that covers the hills of the world's movie capital? In this exhibition where botany meets the box office, learn how California native plants have shaped movie culture, from Vertigo to Star Wars.
At this special exhibition, discover film stills, posters and other memorabilia from over 30 titles that spotlight California's cast of native floral characters. This exhibit will be showcased in the Art Gallery and in the Garden.
Art Gallery Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Garden Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free with standard admission or membership.
Exclusive Opening Night for Members Only:
August 19, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Birding at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
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!
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.
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.