Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden offers free admission on select days throughout the year.
Spring Open House: generally the second Saturday of March (e.g. March 11, 2017)
Senior Day at the Wildflower Festival: the Monday following Wildflower Festival weekend: April 24, 2016. Free admission for guests 65+ (with ID).
National Public Gardens Day: the Friday before Mother's Day (e.g. May 12, 2017)
Mother's Day: free admission for all mothers on May 14, 2016
Blue Star Museum Days: Free admission for active duty military and for veterans, with ID, from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year
California Admission Day: September 9 each year, to commemorate the admission of California as the 31st state.
Fall Planting Festival: first Saturday of October, free admission to the Garden in conjuction with the season-opening event for Grow Native Nursery Claremont
Veterans Day: Free admission for both veterans and active duty military personnel; November 11 each year, in recognition of those who serve our country.
Green Friday: Friday after Thanksgiving; free admission to the Garden (last entry at 4:30 p.m.); and special sales at Grow Native Nursery.
Admission is always free to Grow Native Nursery and to the Garden Gift Shop.
Many thanks to CareMore for sponsoring Senior Day at the Wildflower Show, Memorial Day, Columbus/Indigenous People's Day (October 12), and Veterans Day in 2015.
Many thanks to Golden State Water Company for sponsoring California Admission Day and free admission for the Fall Planting Festival in 2015.