Fall Planting Festival at Grow Native Nursery Claremont - October 3-4, 2015

October 3, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.fpf-sales-floor-image
Members only, 8 -10 a.m.

October 4, 2015, DRIP Expo in collaboration with Sustainable Claremont

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. Access to Grow Native Nursery is always free.

Planning on buying a lot? Feel free to bring your own little wagon!

SATURDAY, October 3, The Fall Planting Festival features:

  • Enormous native plant selection
  • Seeds and bulbs
  • RSABG research plants
  • Decorated grapevine wreaths, harvested from the Garden
  • Native plant experts table 
  • Free Garden admission
  • Bake sale

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden has been selling California native plants since 1978. Don’t miss this ideal opportunity to purchase hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind natives and to get your gardening questions answered by friendly, experienced botanic garden professionals and volunteers. 

 

Thank you to our sponsors for the 2015 Fall Planting Festival:

Hillcrest

Chino Basin Water Conservation District

Golden State Water Company


RSABG Acorn Members may purchase plants a day early! 

A special "personal shopper" evening pre-sale with light refreshments on Friday, October 2, exclusively for Acorn members: stay tuned for your invitation, or become an Acorn member today!

Free Admission Day - Sept. 9

September 9 - Eureka! Free Garden admission!

Celebrate California Admission Day with free admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden—California’s native garden!

California Admission Day commemorates the anniversary of California becoming the 31st state on September 9, 1850.

Bring the kids and play all day or find a bench and enjoy a quite moment with a good book overlooking 86 acres of native California beauty.

Behind-the-scenes tours offered at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m.

 

And enjoy this special membership offer for September 9!

Purchase or renew a new membership on September 9 and receive 2 EXTRA guest passes so that friends and family can enjoy the benefits of visiting Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden!

Memberships will be available for sale in person on September 9 at the Admissions Kiosk or at the Gift Shop. Applies to on-site purchases only.

 

Free admission on September 9, 2015, is sponsored by Golden State Water Company.  

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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.

From Chia to Chokecherry - September 19

From Chia to Chokecherry - September 19 through early 2016 

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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. 

Things That Go Bump in the Night - October 23 and 24

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Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2015, 5:30 until 9 p.m.

Purchase Tickets for Friday, October 23 Night Here

Purchase Tickets for Saturday, October 24 Here

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. 

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

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.

Stay tuned for more info!

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