Free Garden Admission for all 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Behind-the-Scenes Open House opportunities
10 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Join Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden for this special day of celebrating the environmental stewardship, conservation, and education efforts put forth by botanical gardens around the nation.
The day will feature open house-style, behind-the-scenes looks at our diverse collections and areas not generally accessible to the public. When you arrive for this free admission day, visit our orientation station to learn how you can take advantage of these opportunities. Follow signs to specific locations and learn first-hand about the work being done at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden experts will highlight the important work done here on a daily basis.
Tentative Schedule - - Actual schedule and opportunities may vary.
Behind-the-scenes Open House Opportunities
10-11:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m.
- Herbarium with Mare Nazaire, Ph.D., Collections Manager, Herbarium [RSA-POM] and curatorial staff
- Molecular Laboratory with Loraine Washburn, Laboratory Manager and Conservation Botanist, assisted by Botany Program Graduate Students
- Library and Archives with Irene Holiman, Library Specialist
- Seed Conservation Program with Evan Meyer, Seed Conservation Program Manager
- Nursery and Greenhouses with Antonio Sanchez and Dolores Ruiz, Grow Native Nursery
Garden Walking Tours
Start at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Join us for 60-minute guided walking tours of the Garden including our Secrets of Sage exhibit in the California Container Garden. Tours depart from the front patio of the Garden Shop. The walking portion of the tour is approximately one mile.
National Public Gardens Day was established by the American Public Gardens Association in 2009 and celebrates the vital role public gardens play in communities and highlights the environmental stewardship, conservation efforts and educational programs undertaken by public gardens across the nation. National Public Gardens Day is sponsored by American Public Gardens Association and Rainbird.
March 14 - June 28, 2015
Gallery open to the public daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Included with standard admission or membership.
This exhibition explains Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden's involvement in California botany and plant conservation through items from our five collections:
- Living Collection
Specially selected items from all five collections--historical photographs, journal entries, illustrations, rare books, herbarium specimens, seeds and seed processing equipment, and significant plants--are on display.
For full details and registration visit the full Garden Run: Zombie Apocalypse website.
Access to the zombie-infested garden. You are free to run through as many times as you like!
Access to the base camp with festivities and the post-apocalypse after party with DJ and beer garden.
Runners packet that includes a free event shirt.
Opportunity to win FREE beer (21 and over) or soft drink of choice for surviving the zombies with your flag belt.
til Dec 31 – $25
Jan 1 to Jan 31 – $35
Feb 1 to May 1 – $45
May 2- $55
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Event Day Schedule:
Grounds open at 7 a.m., first wave leaves at 7:15 a.m.
Waves leave in 15 or 30 minute intervals.
You must select a preferred start time when you register for the run. Show up at least a half hour early to allow time for parking and to find the start line.
This was a very popular run last year and start times are going to sell out fast. Sign up early for best pricing and to insure you get your preferred start time.
Last wave leaves at noon and the celebration continues at the base camp with a post-apocalypse after party. Grab a cold craft brew at the beer garden to celebrate with friends and enjoy the festivities.
Party ends at 3 p.m.
Things to Note:
Survive the running course without a zombie taking your flag belt and win a free craft brew from the beer garden! Those under 21 win a free soft drink of their choice. (Limit one per person and those competing in the team competition are not eligible).
Distance: this course is a full 3-4K of pure zombie mayhem. Do you have what it takes?
Spectators: it is entirely free for spectators to be at the base camp and observe the carnage. Cheer on your friends and have a toast with them in the beer garden at the post-apocalypse after party!
Kids: this is a family friendly event. There will be a kid’s zone at the base camp with activities and attractions for the young zombie survivors to enjoy. There is also a special trail for kids to run where there will be no zombies to frighten them. This trail is entirely sectioned off from the scary adult trail. It will feature an exercise where the kids are tasked with running the course to find bottles of zombie antivirus to stop the spread of the disease.
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!
32nd Annual Claremont Folk Festival
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - Gates open 10 a.m.
Tickets: On Sale NOW!
General Admission and VIP Seating tickets are available. Children 12 and under are admitted free, except in the VIP section. VIP tickets are limited and the price includes prime reserved seating and VIP lanyard. VIP tickets must be purchased for children.
- General Admission: $35
- VIP Tickets: $100
CLICK HERE to Purchase Event Tickets online (online ticketing through Brown Paper Tickets; nominal service charge may apply - Select 'Enter a Password or Discount Code' where indicated to enter your discount code if an RSABG member)
Tickets may also be purchased IN PERSON at the Folk Music Center in the Claremont Village.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is proud to welcome the Claremont Folk Festival back for its 32nd exciting year of live music, an artists’ village, music and art workshops, great food and children’s entertainment. The Claremont Folk Festival is presented by the Folk Music Center and Museum, a Claremont nonprofit organization.
Only event ticket holders will be admitted to the Garden on May 30. Festival attendees can also visit the Butterfly Pavilion at NO CHARGE from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Gourmet food trucks, local microbreweries and area caterers will provide food and drinks. Local artists will be selling art, musical instruments and more.
The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience & Blind Boy Paxton
A one hour mandolin class offered by David Grisman will offered with an additional fee (see online ticket purchasing for additional information)
The David Grisman Blue Grass Experience, Blind Boy Paxton, Dustbowl Revival, Tom Freund, Francisco Gonzalez, Perla Batalla, Claremont Allstar Polka Band, Peter Harper, Ross Altman, River and Rose, Fivacious
Music and Art Teachers:
Kevin Marin, Steve Goode, Leigh Adams, Ray McNamara, Ross Altman, Kent Besocke, Chris Wahl, Bob Hurton, Phoebe Millerwhite, and Sue Bush
Polka Dancing, Israeli Dancing, Folklorico Dancing, Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Mosaic Studio, Drum Circle, Fine Art with the dA Center for the Arts, Children's Rhythms, Harmonica, Protest Songs, Fiddle, and more
Kids Passport Activities:
Song Quilt, Face Painting, Butterfly Pavilion, Sunflower Planting, Community Art and more
Local artists will be selling a variety of art, musical instruments and more. Gourmet food trucks and local micro-breweries (Dale Bros Brewery & Claremont Craft Ales) will provide food service in designated areas during the Festival.
The Garden is a living museum, much different from a park or other recreation area, so personal food and animals (with the exception of identified service animals) are not allowed. We do encourage bringing refillable water bottles for personal hydration.
This is a Rain or Shine Event. Sorry, no refunds.