From Chia to Chokecherry - September 19

From Chia to Chokecherry - September 19 through early 2016 


Ethnobotany of California Native Plants

Free with Garden admission or membership.

The Container Garden's new interpretive exhibit focuses on traditional and modern uses of California native plants, particularly as used by local Native American groups. Learn about plants used for basketry, food, medicine, and more; see potted plants that you could grow on your own balcony or patio. 

Luminaria Nights - December 11, 12, 18, 19, 20

Luminaria 2011 - photo by Marge RohrDecember 11, 12, 18, 19, and 20; 6 - 9 p.m.

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.

Click here for advance purchase online tickets. Tickets 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 2015 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.

Winter Holiday Open House - Dec. 5

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Free Garden Admission and Winter Holiday Open House

Find unique gifts and enjoy tastings at the Garden Gift Shop. Visit with Santa during his stop in the Garden Gift Shop from noon until 2 p.m. too!

The Garden is open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  (last entry at 4:30 p.m)

The open house events will be held 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Garden Gift Shop.

Read more about the California Garden Gift Shop.