Thursday Evenings, June 26-July 31, 2014
Gates open at 6 p.m. for picnicking and food service by Gourmet Gourmet Catering. Concerts begin at 7 p.m.
Enjoy the cool evening air at the Garden with a picnic, great music and good friends.
Individual event tickets:
Members: $6 adults; $3 seniors, students and children (3-12);
General public: $10 adults; $5 seniors, students and children (3-12)
Garden Groove 2014 Lineup
You can purchase food and beverages from Gourmet Gourmet Catering in the California Courtyard the evening of each show. Bert and Rocky's will be selling cool treats.
Gourmet Gourmet Catering Menu for Garden Groove:
Soft Chicken Taco Plate - $7 / Shredded Chicken and Tomatillos in a soft, flour tortilla served with our homemade tortilla chips. Salsa Fresca and Guacamole on the side.
Turkey, Bacon, and Provolone Club - $7 / Served with lettuce and tomato on a sourdough baguette.
Classic Caesar Salad - $5.50 / Crisp romaine topped with tomatoes, parmesan & croutons. Served with and our creamy Caesar dressing on the side, rolls, and butter. / With Diced Chicken or Tofu - $7
Assorted Chips - $2
Cookies or Designer Brownie - $2
Soft Drinks, Bottled Water - $1.50
Bottled Beer - $4
Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet or White Zinfandel Wine - $5
The 2014 Garden Groove concert series is sponsored, in part, by Golden State Water Company.
Wednesday Nights in July, 5 - 8 p.m.
Tickets: RSABG member $10, public $15
Ticket includes one beer (additional beverages may be purchased)
A new event for guests 21 and up.
Local musicians, including Jill Warhol, provide the soundtrack to the Garden, Lt. Mustardseed's whimsical sculpture exhibition, and the Butterfly Pavilion. Learn fun facts while you walk among the butterflies and enjoy a cold beer on these warm summer nights.
Ticketed guests receive one free beer and light snacks; additional beer may be purchased for $5.
The fine print:
- Ticket price includes evening admission, admission to the Butterfly Pavilion, and one complementary beer. Additional beverages may be purchased. Free parking.
- Garden remains open until 8 p.m.
- Must be 21 or older to attend and must show proper identification. No exceptions. Children will not be admitted even if parent or guardian is present. (Children may enjoy Wednesday extended hours in the Garden but will be excluded from the Butterflies and Brews beverage areas.)
- Purchase tickets at the admissions kiosk or charge by phone. No refunds or ticket exchanges. In the event of a weather-related event cancellation, tickets are valid for: 1) Entry to another Butterflies and Brews evening or 2) one regular Garden Admission, valid one year from date of cancelled event (not valid for ticketed events). No outside food, beverage or alcohol may be brought into the Garden.
April 5 through September 28, 2014
Included with standard admission or membership. Sculptures are exhibited throughout the grounds.
CLICK HERE for photos of LT Mustardseed and samples of her work
The Garden is thrilled to welcome the art and sculpture of LT Mustardseed for this special exhibit! LT Mustardseed is a full time working designer and sculptor native to Los Angeles. She has successfully created numerous public and private art commissions. LT's sculptures will be on display throughout Garden grounds April 5 through September 28 for our members and guests to enjoy.
Sculptures range from a gigantic, 20-foot Dragonfly and massive Demoiselle to a 6-foot hummingbird, larger-than-life "Harley Bird", mechanical passion flowers (pictured above, in detail), fire-breathing pitcher plants, whimsical animals and fanciful creations.
April 4, 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. RSABG Member Preview and Reception with LT Mustardseed.
Sponsored by Some Crust Bakery.
Artist notes and statements:
"When appropriate I recycle everyday objects into bold, colorful and playful images. Nature themes are often re-occurring in my work. I love working with various types of metals, the metallurgy, the material, its movement and form.
My use of machinery and custom paint finishes honor the traditions of our past generations, as well as creating unique works of art that represents our own time and place. I like to integrate industrial design elements such as artistic site furnishings, creative bike racks, and lighting. I have experience working with the best design teams in Los Angeles, including Structural Engineers, Architects, Landscape Architects, City planning, and the MTA.
Design aesthetic, long-term durability and quality are paramount to my process.
I have full fabrication capabilities in studio and am a licensed LA-City Certified welder. Possibilities of creations are endless. I am Veteran of Desert Storm and a self-taught, non-institutionalized artist.
I have been practicing artistic expression since childhood. At age 5 I wanted to be a photographer then a painter. Meanwhile collecting tools from Grandpa Mason, building anything and everything; each summer was a new conquest.
It wasn't until my late 20's that Artistic expression became full time. Designing and creating is what makes me the most happy, from then on I believed in realizing my dreams are possible."
"If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." -Matthew 17:20
Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014, 5:30 until 9 p.m.
Friday, October 17 is RSABG members-only night!
Come to Things that Go Bump in the Night and meet the owls, opossums, spiders and plants who rule the Garden at night!
Things that Go Bump in the Night is a fun evening family event to observe and learn about plants and animals that are most active at night. Visitors follow Garden paths with a passport to visit interactive stations exploring the nocturnal world and its amazing critters.
This year's highlights include:
Wild Wings of California with several raptors including live owls! Please note Wild Wings of California will be onsite until 8 p.m. each event evening.
Marshmellow the opposum and her wildlife rehabilitator Janet Chaney - Because, of course, 'possums are awesome!
The World Famous Spider Show - In this very entertaining comedic "bug" show, children of all ages learn all about how spiders have adapted to catch their prey in different ways. Then, the kids' acting skills will be tested as some of them will become the spider and prey in a hilarious group of interactive theatrical "skits." This is fun for the whole family.
Kimmi Kraus returns with Project Wildsong to dispel myths and misinformation by providing interpretation and education about their live wolves, Ambassador Wolf Damu and Ambassador Wolf Cael, inspiring visitors with their beauty and with truth.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) is a participant in the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission for active-duty military and their families between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day.
Complimentary admission begins Saturday, May 24, and will continue through Monday, September 1, 2014, and includes all active-duty US military personnel and/or their immediate family members (military ID holder and/or up to five immediate family members). The RSABG is also extending the free Garden admission to veterans (admission fees still apply for veterans' family members). To receive free admission to the Garden, bring your current military identification or family member identification or veteran identification card to the Garden's admission kiosk. The Blue Star Museum free admission offer does not include special summer events at the Garden including admission to the Butterfly Pavillion and Garden Groove summer concerts. Admission to all RSABG summer events is available with purchases of standard ticket pricing.
The Blue Star Museum program recognizes the efforts and commitment by military personnel and includes active-duty National Guard and reserve officers. The nationwide project is coordinated by Blue Star Families, a non-partisan, non-profit that sponsors morale and empowerment programs for military families and raises public awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life. The Blue Star Museums is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and more than 1,300 museums to offer free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.
The complete list of participating Blue Star Museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
For more information about Blue Star Families is available at www.bluestarfam.org.
October 4, 2014, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Members-only 8 -10 a.m.
Buy beautiful California native plants at Grow Native Nursery’s season opening spectacular.
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.
Click here to > Download plant list availability (Coming soon!)
The event will include a lecture series with 30-minute horticultural and landscape design talks at 10 a.m, 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and much more. Speaker line-up TBD and subject to change: