Garden Groove Summer Concerts: Thursdays, July 13 - August 3

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Gates open at 6:30 p.m. | Concerts begin at 7 p.m.

 

Garden Groove 2017 Lineup
  • July 13 - Louie Cruz Beltran: with an extensive repertoire from Brazilian style and Afro-Cuban rhythms to a blend of R&B, Salsa, Reggae, Latin Rock and Jazz, Louie Cruz Beltran will provide a perfect soundtrack to get you on your feet and dancing!
  • July 20 - Sligo Rags: an award-winning acoustic band, this dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk with a decidedly bluegrass attitude.
  • July 27 - Susie Hansen and the Latin Band: electric violinist and vocalist Susie Hansen plays fiery Latin Jazz and Salsa, creating music that brings audiences to their feet, dancing in the aisles.
  • August 3 - The Dogs: a Rock n Roll group started in 1997 by four seasoned and accomplished musicians looking for a better alternative to "Classic Rock". The careful selection and execution of deep cut vinyl tracks will take you back to where you were when these gems were released.

 

Enjoy the cool evening air at the Garden with great music and good friends. You can purchase food and beverages from Gourmet Gourmet Catering, Bert & Rocky's, and Last Name Brewing in the Courtyard the evening of each show. 

Buy tickets online or at the gate. Ticket price includes parking and evening admission to the Garden. Limited tickets are available, advance ticket purchase is recommended. No refunds or ticket exchanges. Concert events are subject to change. In the event of cancellation due to weather, concert tickets are valid for one (1) complimentary admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden during regular business hours, expiring one year from concert date (not valid for special or ticketed events). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (909) 625-8767 for more information.

 

Individual event ticket pricing:

Public: $9 (Children ages 12 and under are FREE)

Members: $5 (Children ages 12 and under are FREE)

Gold Card & Acorn Level Members are FREE - Must show membership card at concert for complimentary admission.

 

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The 2017 Garden Groove concert series is sponsored, in part, by Golden State Water Company.

Kendall Johnson: Johnson's Pasture: Living Place, Living Place - July 22 through November 1

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Kendall Johnson:

Johnson's Pasture: Living Place, Living Time 

July 22 through November 1

An acclaimed artist with deep roots in the Claremont community, Kendall Johnson’s work explores memory through modes of artmaking that are at once sensual and bold. His paintings, photographs and poetry often appear as wayfinding compositions, maps to points that are both known and unknown - a rerouting through one’s own personal history in a quest for both answers and new questions.

For his solo exhibition at the Garden, we have curated with Johnson a selection of his works from his series on Johnson’s Pasture. Those who encounter Johnson’s Pasture in the foothills north of Claremont find themselves in a wildland located between worlds, from the glimmering cityscape below to the towering San Gabriel mountains that rise dramatically above. An integral part of Claremont’s history, Johnson’s Pasture was purchased over half a century ago by Johnson’s great grandparents. This special place is a geophysical family tome to Johnson, imprinted with four generations of memories - including groves of carefully tended eucalyptus and pine trees, to worn paths made by family forays into the hillside that offered contemplative retreats from daily life. Now part of the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy, it stands as a testament to the beauty, value and necessity of wild space - where California native wildlife can thrive, including humans.

In this series, the artworks search through Johnson’s decades’-long relationship to the Pasture. They are invoked from distinct chapters of Johnson’s life when the meaning of Johnson’s Pasture and its wilderness meant different things: before and after serving in the Vietnam War, raising a family, serving as a crisis-management consultant during the tragedy of 9/11. Each distinguished piece draws on the solace that Johnson’s Pasture provided in these times. They speak to the power of wild as a restorative force, both for the very real ecological habitat it provides, as well as the emotional centering it offers when we feel lost.

Gallery open to the public daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Admission to the gallery is included with standard admission or membership.

Special opening reception for RSABG members on Friday, July 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. RSVP requested: please RSVP to the Advancement Office, (909) 625-8676 ext. 221, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Teacher Open House - August 12

Our annual Teacher Open House will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from  9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Please RSVP online here

  • Free Garden admission for school teachers and administrators and their immediate family.
  • Preview school tours and programs aligned with Common Core Standards. Explore the fun and educational outdoor experience we offer to students.
  • Reserve field trips. Spring reservations fill up quick. Bring your calendar to schedule a fun and educational trip for your students.
  • Stay an hour or stay all day

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden offers walking tours and programs that include activity stations to help educate students about the Golden State. Tours and programs convey the importance of native plants, cultures of indigenous people and natural history of California. RSABG tours and programs correlate with K - 8 Cross Curricular Common Core Standards for California public schools.

Read more about RSABG School Tours and Programs