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Garden with a View Online Auction is LIVE!

CLICK HERE to bid now and help our garden grow.

We are pleased to offer an exciting selection of Garden-inspired items in advance of our May 7 Garden with a View fundraiser. Bid now for the opportunity for fabulous experiences, VIP Garden access, Garden-themed art, and artisan-crafted products, books, jewelry, apparel and more.  

If you are not able to attend the event you can still bid. The on-line portion of the auction will close on Thursday, April 30 at 10 p.m. (Pacific Time).

To bid, you will need to create a new account by clicking "Register to Bid" on the top of the login bar of the home page. Enter the required information, including a unique username. This needs to be different than any other username on the website - consider using "rsabg" and your initials or birthday digits as a username such as: "rsabgbkc0347." Once entered you will need to confirm your account by clicking the link on the email that Charity Auctions Today sends you. If you have any trouble registering, please contact the Advancement Office at (909) 625-8767 ext 221.

Registration for Garden with a View is still open. Register on-line at or by phone at (909) 625-8767 ext. 258.  Please RSVP by April 28.

Thank you for supporting Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden!


Wildflower Walks

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Free Wildflower Walks

Weekends, March 25 through April 30.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.

Guided walking tours with Garden nature interpreters featuring beautiful California wildflowers and seasonal highlights. Tours are approximately 60-90 minutes. Free with standard Garden admission. Tours depart from the admissions kiosk.



California Butterfly Pavilion - Season Pass

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Grow with our Butterflies all season long!

Introducing the California Butterfly Pavilion Season Pass

at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

The California Butterfly Pavilion comes alive every year with a dazzling array of over 22 native butterfly species. A ticket to encounter these beautiful creatures, in all their life stages, and the California native plants they depend on is $3/person. Beginning this year, RSABG members may purchase a Season Pass to the California Butterfly Pavilion for just $25/season, available to all who are Garden members. By purchasing this pass, members at all levels will be able to bring the named adult(s) on their membership card plus up to four of their own children or grandchildren under the age of 18 to the California Butterfly Pavilion at any time throughout the season without paying the $3/person entry fee.

The California Butterfly Pavilion will be open 10 am - 4 pm daily, from May 13 - August 6, for the 2017 season


To purchase your new California Butterfly Pavilion 2017 Season Pass, contact our Advancement Office at
(909) 625-8767 ext. 258 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Botanical Maverick in the West: Marcus E. Jones (1852 - 1934) Exhibition



March 11, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Gallery Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with standard admission or membership. 

For the first time, the Garden will highlight the life and career of “botanical maverick” Marcus E. Jones in its newest exhibition in March 2017. Geologist, mining engineer, educator, and prolific writer, Marcus E. Jones (1852-1934) was one of the most prominent botanists of the American West. Active during the late 19th century and into the early parts of the 20th century, Jones traveled extensively throughout the western United States and Mexico, collecting thousands of plants while photographing and recording detailed notes of the regions he traveled in. The archives and plant specimens of Marcus E. Jones are housed at RSABG and are a treasure trove of historical and botanical information.

The Marcus E. Jones Archival Project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, enabled Garden staff and volunteers to curate and digitize his collections.


Special Presentations:

- March 25, Marcus Jones's Big Year: Presentation by Dr. William R. Gray

- April 8, A Botanical Journey through the West with Marcus E. Jones: Presentation by Rachel Poutasse and John Bradley


Exclusive Opening for Members Only:

March 11, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm