Events & Programs


The Garden produces, hosts and curates exhibitions that explore the intersections of art and nature - celebrating and revealing connections in our larger community and environment.

All exhibitions are free with general admission. Exhibitions in our Container Garden are open during regular Garden hours, 8 am - 5 pm daily. Art Gallery hours are 10 am - 4 pm. Check out our events page for exhibition-related programs, from receptions, artist talks, festivals and more. We also offer workshops and classes centered around our exhibitions. You can see what's coming up on our classes page.

Upcoming: Origami in the Garden²

October 20, 2018


April 14, 2019

Making its debut in California at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden this fall, Origami in the Garden² is an outdoor sculpture exhibition of larger-than-life origami creations by Jennifer and Kevin Box. The sculptures capture the delicate nature of Origami, a paper art form originating in Japan and celebrated around the world. Created in museum quality metals, the artworks each tell the story of a single piece of paper as it transforms into a soaring bird, emerging butterfly, galloping pony and many other remarkable forms. The exhibition features the Boxs' own compositions as well as collaborations with world renowned origami artists: Tim Armijo, Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse and Robert J. Lang. Stay tuned for exhibition information, including upcoming programs and events.

Terry Givens: 100 Garden Views

June 29, 2018


September 14, 2018

Art Gallery

Insightful local artist and longtime Garden friend, Terry Givens presents his ongoing series of views from the benches of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. These sensitive drawings capture the vibrancy and character of each location as seen through the artist's eyes. The exhibition will rotate through new waves of art work at the beginning of each month from July through September, 2018.