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Your gift to The Garden Fund for Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden helps close the nearly $1,000,000 gap between income (including memberships) and expenses; and enables the Garden do what it does best:
  • Welcome visitors
  • Make lasting impressions through engaging programs and classes
  • Give all age groups, from schoolchildren to seniors, a greater appreciation for plants and native California environment
  • Support important conservation efforts and scientific study by staff botanists, scientists and masters and Ph.D.-candidate students

RSABG is a 501C(3) non-profit organization, and your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. You will be provided with a gift receipt confirming the value of your gift for tax purposes.

Make your Gift Today – It’s Easy!

Many options are available to make a gift to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden:

Donate Online – For your convenience you can use your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover to make a gift.

Mail Your Gift – Make your check or money order payable to RSABG and send your gift to RSABG Development Office, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.

Make a Pledge – Pledges are large gifts made over an extended period of time. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Development Office staff can help you establish a regular gift schedule, call (909) 625-8767 ext. 222

Matching Gifts – Corporate matching gifts provide an opportunity for you to double or even triple your gift to RSABG. If you work for a matching gift company (click here for list), simply request a matching gift form from your company’s personnel office and follow the directions to initiate the match. Mail the form to our office and we will do the rest.

 

Celebrate or Remember a Special Person or Event

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden joins you in honoring a friend, loved one or business associate by offering you a special way to give a gift. You can recognize someone special, commemorate a milestone or celebrate a special occasion, such as an anniversary, retirement, wedding or birthday, when you make a tribute or memorial gift. In doing so you support the mission of RSABG and have the satisfaction of knowing your gift will help to provide a lasting legacy for while supporting the mission of RSABG. Simply put your gift information on the order form.

Gifts in Honor of someone are a meaningful way of recognizing a family member, friend, colleague, teacher, etc., for special occasions such as births, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, retirements or other achievements. We will send the individual a card acknowledging your thoughtfulness; the amount of the contribution will not be revealed.

Gifts in Memory of a spouse, family member, friend or loved one are a special way to celebrate a life. A card will be sent to you acknowledging receipt of your gift and the individual or family recognized will be sent a card to let them know of your thoughtfulness. No gift amount will be revealed.

 

Explore Other Ways of Giving

Planned, Deferred and Life Income Gifts Give You More Options.

We encourage all members and garden lovers to give to The Garden Fund, but there are other ways that you can support and become involved with Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden including Planned, Deferred, and Life Income gifts. Click here for more information about Planned Giving or call (909) 625-8767 ext. 222.

 

Benefits of Giving

Garden Fund donors receive special benefits.  All Garden Fund donors are listed in the Honor Roll of Donors and receive the yearly edition of the Garden Variety newsletter that includes the honor roll listing.  $500 and greater donors have the option of receiving a membership with their donation and $1,000 and greater donors receive Aliso (RSABG's scientific journal), an invitation to the Majestic Oak Leadership Dinner, free entry to the Butterfly Pavilion for donor(s) and immediate family, and reusable RSABG admission guest passes (not applicable for special or ticketed events and number varies on donor level).

Please contact the Development Office for further information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (909) 625-8767 ext. 221.

Walk for the Wild - September 27

Wilderness 50th logoSeptember 27, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Claremont, California

A special event celebrating 50 years of the Wilderness Act! The California Wilderness Coalition, Angeles National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management, Joshua Tree National Park, San Bernardino National Forest, RSABG, and others are partnering for this event to celebrate our amazing wilderness areas.

There are two parts to the celebration: the Wilderness Fair, and Walk for the Wild. You can sign up to participate in the walk or just come enjoy the festival with partner booths, food trucks, Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, and more. It's also National Public Lands Day!

There is a registration fee for the walk that includes Garden admission; if you don't want to walk, the rest of the Wilderness Fair is free. Registration for the Walk for the Wild is $12 per person through Active.com through September 16. Registration increases to $20 on September 17.  

Interested in photography? Submit an entry to our wilderness photo contest! Photos must be your own and taken in a designated wilderness area. See http://hostphotocontest.com/contest/wilderness50 for contest rules and information. 

Check back often as we build this list of participants and activities.


Food trucks:

The Green Truck to Go: http://greentruckonthego.com/

The Grilled Cheese Truck: http://www.thegrilledcheesetruck.com/

The Lobos Truck: http://www.thelobostruck.com/

Recess Ice Cream Truck: http://recesstruck.com/

Beer garden sponsors:

Claremont Craft Ales: http://www.claremontcraftales.com/

Dale Bros.: http://dalebrosbrewery.com/

Sierra Nevada: http://www.sierranevada.com/

Music:

The Trapdoor Social: http://www.trapdoorsocial.com/

Ventucky String Band: http://ventuckystringband.com/

Sugar Mountain Mama Serenade: http://www.sugarmountainmamaserenade.com/

Festival particiapnts & activity booths:

Angeles National Forest

Boy Scouts of America

Bureau of Land Management

California Wilderness Coalition

Conservation Lands Foundation

Joshua Tree National Park

Leave No Trace

The Mojave Desert Land Trust

National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance

Pacific Crest Trail Association

San Bernardino National Forest

San Gabriel Mountains Forever

San Gorgonio Wilderness Association

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter

Sierra Club San Gorgonio Chapter

Southern California Mountains Foundation

Student Conservation Association

Wilderness Photo Contest

The Wilderness Society

 

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Art Exhibition by Pamela Burgess: August 2 - November 2

Hora de OroPamela Burgess:

Cross Sections of a Landscape - a photographic series

Detail shots of native flora transformed into images of otherworldly, macro landscapes. Right: Hora de Oro (Golden Hour of Light) archival pigment print.

Burgess comments, "Intellectually, my work is located at the intersection of art, botany and conservation biology with a focus on drought-tolerant California native flora. Although not overtly political, my work raises questions about habitat conservation and water as the new black gold. I am deeply involved in the California native plant movement."

Exhibition runs August 2 through November 2, 2014

Gallery open to the public daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission to the gallery is included with standard admission or membership. The gallery is located just east of the Gift Shop in the main administration building. Click here to download the artist's statement.

Special opening reception for RSABG members on Friday, August 1, from 5-7 p.m. RSVP requested: please RSVP to the Development Office, (909) 625-8676 ext. 221, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Selected images from the exhibition are below.

Vermilion
Vermilion, archival pigment print

Orange Puff
Orange Puff, archival pigment print

Crystaline
Crystalline, archival pigment print

Autumn Garden Party at Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden - September 20

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Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden

Saturday, September 20

Free and Open the Public from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Exclusive early access for RSABG members at 9:00 a.m.

Join us in celebrating the fall planting season with free workshops, edible native plant tastings, casual music, and our widest selection of rare, hard to find, and edible California native plants!

Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden is a 12-acre garden and nursery, located at 100 Davis Avenue, Los Angeles, 90049 (just north of the Jackie Robinson Stadium). Grow Native Nursery works with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System to maximize veteran's opportunities in the sustainable horticulture industry. We are the not-for-profit nursery of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, supporting conservation work through educational workshops and sales of native plants.


Free Workshops and Speaker lineup (more to come!)

Re-Imagining the California Lawn (10:30 a.m.)

Carol Bornstein wil discuss ideas for replacing your lawn with beautiful, resilient California native plants.

Traditional and Medicinal Uses of Native Plants (noon)

Nicholas Hummingbird will present many uses of native plants, which you can grow in your own garden!

 

Food Trucks & Music (more to come!)

The Hurricane Kitchen

Jill Warhol

 

 

 

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Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden

VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System
100 Davis Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Hours

June - September: Friday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

September - May: stay tuned!

Contact

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phone: (424) 234-0481