Luminaria Nights - December *5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20

Luminaria 2011 - photo by Marge RohrDec. *5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20; 6 - 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday nights.

*Friday, December 5 is members-only night.

New, expanded loop trail route! Over a half-mile of luminaria-lit trails.

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.

Click here to purchase tickets online

Free Family Bird Walk - September 20

Lesser GoldfinchFree Family Bird Walk, hosted by Wild Birds Unlimited

Saturday, September 20, 8 a.m. (Walk lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours)

Space is limited to 15 guests.

Free Registration Required. CLICK HERE to register.

Join Chris Verma of Claremont's Wild Birds Unlimited for this family-friendly, free bird walk along Garden trails. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guides you have and binoculars if you have them.

This special walk is provided by Wild Birds Unlimited of Claremont. There are no fees required to participate, however a free reservation is required.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. For more information about Wild Birds Unlimited, or to learn how to how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home, visit Wild Birds Unlimited of Claremont.

Guided Tram Tour - Third Sundays

Guided Tram Tours

Third Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.

First come, first served. Seating is limited. 

Advance tickets may be purchased online - CLICK HERE

Tours are 60-90 minutes in length.

See the plant communities of the California coast and Mojave Desert in an hour! The RSABG Guided Tram Tour offers guided exploration of the Garden’s northern 55 acres and highlights the beautiful and amazing diversity of the California Floristic Province.

Tickets are available in person at the admissions kiosk or online. Tickets $5 per person; ticket required in addition to standard Garden admission or membership.


 

Fall Planting Festival at Grow Native Nursery Claremont - October 4, 2014

October 4, 2014, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.fpf-sales-floor-image
Members-only 8 -10 a.m.

Buy beautiful California native plants at Grow Native Nursery’s season opening spectacular.

The Fall Planting Festival at Grow Native Nursery at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will showcase thousands of California native and water efficient plants, many propagated from our own collections and not available anywhere else. Proceeds support Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden programs.

The Fall Planting Festival features:

  • Enormous native plant selection
  • Seeds and bulbs
  • RSABG research plants
  • Decorated Grapevine wreaths (photo album)
    Grapevine Wreaths made for 2013 Fall Planting Festival 13
  • Native plant experts table 
  • Free Garden admission
  • Beer and wine available for purchase
  • Bake sale

Click here to > Download plant list availability (Coming soon!)

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden has been selling California native plants since 1978. Don’t miss this ideal opportunity to purchase hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind natives and to get your gardening questions answered by friendly, experienced botanic garden professionals and volunteers. 


Free lectures & workshops! 

10:00 a.m. Traditional and Medicinal Uses of Native Plants, Nicholas Hummingbird (20 min)

10:30 a.m. Garden Design Principles, Carol Bornstein (30 min)

11:30 a.m. TBA

Noon Life After Lawns, Molly Bogh (30 min)

1 p.m. Traditional and Medicinal Uses of Native Plants, Nicholas Hummingbird (20 min)


Live musical entertainment, artists to be announced

(8 a.m.-12 p.m.) and (12:30-3:30)

Gourmet food trucks including Peaches' Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen

 

 


RSABG Acorn Members may purchase plants a day early! 

A special "personal shopper" evening pre-sale with light refreshments on Friday, October 3, exclusively for Acorn members: stay tuned for your invitation, or become an Acorn member today!