Dec. *6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21; 6 - 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday nights.
*Friday, December 6 is members-only night.
New, expanded loop trail route! Over a half-mile of luminaria-lit trails featuring the new Gateways to Containers exhibit in the Container Garden
Illuminated evening walks featuring live acoustic music, cookies and hot cider and more than 1000 glowing, candle-lit luminarias lighting a half-mile, accessible loop on Indian Hill Mesa.
February 16, 2014, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free with Garden admission
Grab your binoculars for a fun day in the Garden learning about our feathered friends. An educational celebration of the diversity of birds, the annual event highlights the behaviors and physical traits that enable them to survive and thrive. Birdwatchers of all ages can flock to the Garden for a day filled with activities and information for both beginners and enthusiasts.
The Family Bird Fest features knowledgeable birding exhibitors, Wild Wings with live raptors including hawks and owls, bird life displays and drop-in family activities.
Visitors can help with the “Great Backyard Bird Count,” a national citizen-science project. The annual event engages people across the U.S. and Canada in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are throughout North America.
An estimated 60,000 people helped the Audubon, Cornell Lab and Bird Studies Canada take a snapshot of the whereabouts of many hundreds of bird species across the U.S. and Canada during the "Great Backyard Bird Count." Participants identified 596 species and submitted more than 92,000 checklists, helping scientists track changes in the numbers and movements of birds from year to year. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a joint project of the Cornell Lab, Audubon and Bird Studies Canada. Visit www.birdcount.org to read a summary of the findings.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden provides an ideal setting to spot birds that live here or migrate to the region for warmer winter living. Step softly to see them nestled amid lovely ceanothus blossoms or high above in a cottonwood branch.
See photos from the 2011 Family Bird Fest.
For more information, please call (909) 625-8767.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The outbreak begins at 7 a.m.
For full details and registration visit the full Claremont Zombie Run website.
Run, walk, or crawl; whatever you do, don't get lost in the zombie-infested maze! There has been a breakout of the zombie virus at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and scientists need your help to contain it. Surviving the maze will require a good sense of direction, stamina, and the ability to adapt quickly in a dense jungle of native California plant life.
The Botanic Garden used to be a beautiful place to take a peaceful stroll on a late afternoon; now it's ground zero of the latest zombie outbreak and you'll be lucky to make it out alive!
Whether you survive the maze or lose all your lives and come back from the dead, there is plenty of fun to be had at the post-apocalyptic party for zombies and humans alike.
This isn't just another zombie run. Our zombies have gone to our exclusive Zombie Training Camp and are highly skilled in making sure the run is filled with suspense and excitement.
Make sure to register early to get the discounted rate!
A percentage of the proceeds support Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden to assist in increasing awareness about native plant life and sustainable habitats.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Red Cross are among the other charitable organizations that will be beneficiaries of this event. Please join us in showing support for these great organization and we will make sure you have fun doing it!
"Green Friday" Plant Sale
Friday, November 29, gates open at 10 a.m.
All plants at both locations of RSABG's Grow Native Nursery will be 20% off (25% off for members) on Friday, November 29. (The sale does not include hard goods or non-native edibles.)
Green Giving Plant Sale
Saturday, November 30, through Sunday, December 8
All native plants at both locations of RSABG's Grow Native Nursery will be 15% off (20% off for members) from Saturday, November 30, through Sunday, December 8. (The sale does not include hard goods or non-native edibles.)
Admission is always free to Grow Native Nursery. Open Wednesday through Sunday. For directions, hours, and more information on classes and events, visit Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden or Grow Native Nursery Claremont.