#GivingTuesday, November 29

givingtuesdayNovember 29 is #GivingTuesday - a global day of support for organizations striving to make a difference in communities and the world.

Consider supporting Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and our efforts to preserve and perpetuate the incredible flora of California. Any amount helps safeguard our state's amazing natural heritage and environment for generations to come.

Donations may be made online here or over the phone at (909) 625-8767 ext. 221. Thank you for your consideration!

 

Free Family-Friendly Bird Walks

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!

Bluebird. Photo by Grace Cho

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.

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

Luminaria Nights

Luminaria 2011 - photo by Marge RohrFriday & Saturday evenings

December 9-10 and 16-17

6-9 pm. 

 

Illuminated evening walks featuring live acoustic music, cookies and hot cider and more than 1000 glowing, candle-lit luminarias lighting a half-mile, accessible loop on Indian Hill Mesa. Musicians and bands for each evening are as follows:

Friday, December 9th

Wingsong Canyon

Jill Warhol

Steve Rushingwind         

 

Saturday, December 10th

Wingsong Canyon

Jill Warhol 

Steve Rushingwind        

 

Friday, December 16th

Wingsong Canyon

Claremont High School Jazz Quartet 

Steve Rushingwind            

 

Saturday, December 17th

Wingsong Canyon 

Village Pipers

Steve Rushingwind    

 

Tickets may be purchased online hereTickets are available at the door, but this event does sell out. 

 

PLEASE NOTE our cancellation information:  In the event of event cancellation due to inclement weather, pre-purchased tickets may be used for either: one admission to another scheduled Luminaria Night date in 2016 OR one free general admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (excluding special, ticketed events and expiring one year from ticketed event date). There are no refunds on sales of Luminaria Nights tickets. If weather is questionable, please check back on Twitter (@rsabg) or THIS page on the event date for status updates.

 

Ticket Information

RSABG Members: $7 adults, $5 students/seniors/children, (children under 3 free)

Public: $8 adults, $6 students/seniors/children, (children under 3 free)

Garden admission fees do not apply for this special ticketed event.