Your support helps renowned science, conservation, horticulture and education programs thrive. Our office will be closed Monday, December 26, 2016 and OPEN Saturday, December 31, 2016.
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.
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.
Exclusive Opening for Members Only:
March 11, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Last year, our Garden's library was awarded a Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for an environmental monitoring system and archiving supplies to safeguard our invaluable collections.
We're now featured as part of the NEH's "50 States of Preservation" series! "RSABG’s holdings record the look and feel of the West and California through changes in land use and the rise of industry, preserving irreplaceable images of a natural environment that has been radically altered and making them accessible to the public."
Read the article here.