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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, the largest botanic garden dedicated exclusively to California native plants, grounds itself with a philosophy of biodiversity and the importance of bringing conservation applications to the public through horticultural education, scientific research, and sales of native plants.
Office of Development: (909) 625-8767 ext. 221
Your donation will help support critical work in conservation, research, horticulture and education.
Did you know that some say Hollywood is named for the native toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), that covers the hills of the world's movie capital? In this exhibition where botany meets the box office, learn how California native plants have shaped movie culture, from Vertigo to Star Wars.
At this special exhibition, discover film stills, posters and other memorabilia from over 30 titles that spotlight California's cast of native floral characters. This exhibit will be showcased in the Art Gallery and in the Garden.
Art Gallery Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Garden Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free with standard admission or membership.
Exclusive Opening Night for Members Only:
August 19, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden offers beautiful, inspired garden settings and experienced, professional support to help you orchestrate an extraordinary event!
The Facility Rental Packet lists venue options and prices, our policies, and catering information. We recommend reading the packet to help you select your particular venue at the Garden.
Should you need insurance for your facility rental, one-day certificates are availble through the Garden's broker, if you do not have your own.
Photography in the Garden
Please read our Photography Policy here.
The Garden's venues offer both indoor and outdoor settings, large or small and the set up options are as unique as your event! Capacity varies from site to site and range from 10 to 500 guests.
Our largest venue is a spacious open-air location, featuring beautiful views of the San Gabriel Mountains. Located adjacent the RSABG Administration Building, the courtyard can accommodate 400 guests in theater-style seating or more than 200 comfortably at tables for a banquet.
California Natives Container Garden
Located on the west side of Indian Hill Mesa this open-air venue features a custom designed pergola with colorful shade sails. Architectural partitions showcase a collection of beautiful container plants. Surrounded by mature trees and mountain views, the Container Garden seats more than 150 theater-style or 100 for a comfortable meal.
California Cultivar Garden
Located in the heart of the Garden, the Cultivar Garden is a beautiful two-acre space that features gazebos, a reflecting pool, fountain and mountain views. Covered by native California grape vines, the large gazebo seats 40 guests. The small gazebo, ideal for an intimate ceremony or gathering, features a contemporary sculpture and can accommodate 10 to 15 people.
Walter and Gracie Lantz Outdoor Classroom
A versatile covered structure, the Lantz Outdoor Classroom can be transformed for any occasion. Brick red canvas walls can be retracted to create an open-sided ramada or pulled down to define a private event space. The space seats up to 120 theater-style or 60 comfortably at tables, and is equipped for audio-visual presentations.
Explore other locations
Explore the many other garden settings RSABG has to offer, including the Thorne Council Ring, Percy Everett Fern Garden Upper Pond or Benjamin Pond.
Classroom Spaces and Conference Rooms: The East Classroom and Lenz Horticultural Classroom, two indoor venues at the Garden, are perfect for corporate retreats, meetings or workshops and accommodate up to 50 people. The Garden’s Administration Building also has two conference rooms available for groups up to 12.
August 28, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Register online here.
September 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Register online here.
October 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Register online here.
November 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Register online here.
December 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Register online here.
Join experienced herbalist William Broen for an interactive garden walk and presentation featuring medicinal and edible plants native to California. Participants will learn both traditional and modern plant uses of approximately 30 species, as well as relevant folklore.
Broen is a bioregionally focused herbalist and natural products educator. He has spent most of his adult life studying medicinal and edible plants that grow in California and the Western United States. Broen relays his knowledge in a format that is enjoyable, easy to understand, and encourages questioning and discussion among participants.
Program is limited to 20 participants. Please bring a hat, sack lunch or snack, and a water bottle.
Instructor: William Broen
Fee: RSABG members $20, public $25