Events & Programs


Classes at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden's Community Education Department seeks to provide diverse educational experiences that will speak to a public, professional, and scholarly audience of many interests and expertise. With this goal in mind, we hope to bring our diverse community together in a discussion of how we relate to our environment, and in turn, how to better care for each other.

Night Hike





7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


What goes bump in the night? Come see as we enjoy a full moon hike listening and looking for owls and other wildlife that live at the garden. We'll observe and discuss nocturnal adaptations of both the fauna and flora. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight, if needed.

$20 Public | $16 Members


Behind the Scenes: The Seed Bank





1 pm - 2:30 pm

Meet THE California Seed Bank at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden!

You may have heard about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault but did you know that by far the largest and most important seed bank for California native plants is here at RSABG?

The Garden's Executive Director, Dr. Lucinda McDade, will take you behind the scenes to learn how seeds are collected, processed and stored for conservation purposes. Time permitting, the tour will continue to the Garden's nursery: the flagship pathogen free nursery of native plants in southern California. Come find out what it means to operate a nursery that is pathogen free and why that is not just important but critical.


Nature Monoprints II with Aleta Jacobson





10 am - 1 pm

Join award winning artist Aleta Jacobson for the second time as she teachers nature monoprints using the geli-plate technique with garden samples. If you have already taken her first class, there will be more options for you to create different art forms.

The class will take place in the Lenz Horticultural classroom.

Materials Fee ( in addition to class fee): $10 to be paid directly to Aleta at time of class.

$50 Public | $40 Members



Tickets for events are available for purchase at the Admissions Kiosk or online in advance. Ticket price includes parking and admission to the Garden. Limited tickets are available, advance ticket purchase is recommended. No refunds or ticket exchanges. Events are subject to change. In the event of cancellation due to weather, tickets are valid for one (1) complimentary admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden during regular business hours, expiring one year from date (not valid for special or ticketed events). or call (909) 625-8767 ext. 258 for more information.