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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Native Designs Wreath Sale

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Celebrate the season, decorate for the holiday or add a special touch of warmth to your home with a Native Designs wreath!

Native Designs, a volunteer group at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden that creates floral arrangements using California native plants, have made a wonderful assortment of wreaths from grape vines harvested on site. These special wreaths will be for sale at the Fall Planting Festival on October 1st. 

Wreaths range in price from $15 - $40. All proceeds benefit RSABG programming.  

On Location: California Native Plants in the Movies

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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

Things That Go Bump in the Night - October 14 and 15

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Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2016

5:30 until 9 p.m.

Purchase Tickets for Friday, October 14 Night Here

Purchase Tickets for Saturday, October 15 Here

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:

Live Owls and other Raptors brought to us by Wild Wings of California. Please note Wild Wings of California will be onsite until 8 p.m. each event evening. 

The Parasitic Insects Show - In this very entertaining comedic "bug" show, children of all ages learn all about parasitic insects.

Live Wolves brought to us by Kimmi Kraus: Project Wildsong. These friendly canines to dispel myths and misinformation about wolves by providing interpretation and education about their important role in the ecosystem.

Food Trucks:

FRIDAY NIGHT: The Grilled Cheese Truck

SATURDAY NIGHT: Crepes Bonaparte

An activity passport will be issued as visitors check in, and can be stamped at each station. 

  • Please, no Halloween costumes. This is not a Halloween-themed event.
  • Bring a flashlight. Nighttime lighting at the Garden is limited. Please don’t be one of the things that go bump in the night—bring a flashlight for each visitor and follow the designated event paths.
  • Picnic dinners in the California Courtyard are welcomed.
  • Restrooms and gift shop. The California Garden Gift Shop and restrooms will remain open throughout the evening.
  • Gates will open from 5:30 until 7 p.m. The admission kiosk will be staffed until 9 p.m.  Call (909) 625-8767 ext. 224 for more information.

Ticket Pricing

Members
Adults: $7
Seniors (ages 65 or older), Students (with ID) and Children (ages 3-12): $5
Children under 3 are Free
 
Public
Adults: $10
Seniors (ages 65 or older), Students (with ID), and Children (ages 3-12): $6
Children under 3 are Free