Where They Grow Wild

Beautiful California Wildflowers!

March 9 – July 8, 2013 (both Where They Grow Wild and When They Were Wild have been extended!)
Gallery open: Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m
Opening reception: Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m.

"Where They Grow Wild" is an exclusive display of original artworks from RSABG’s archival collections complementing the “When They Were Wild” collaborative exhibition with The Huntington, Theodore Payne Foundation and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

Join us at the opening reception for complimentary light refreshments, guided tours of the RSABG library's "Wild in Print" collection and guided tours of the "Where They Grow Wild" exhibit at RSABG.

Special thanks to exhibition sponsors Randall and Janell Lewis.

Read more about the "When They Were Wild" in Bart O'Brien's article.

 

Related Events

Some events listed below are open to Gold Card and Director's Circle members only. Read about RSABG membership levels here.

 Related events at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif.

March 9 – July 8, 2013
“When They Were Wild: Recapturing California’s Wildflower Heritage” at The Huntington
Free with RSABG membership.
A collaborative project of The Huntington, Theodore Payne Foundation and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Special Membership Benefit-RSABG members may visit The Huntington at no charge through the duration of this special exhibition with a valid RSABG membership card.

Friday, March 8, 1 - 4 p.m.
RSABG Members Exhibition Preview
RSABG members can join The Huntington members in special exhibition preview at the Boone Gallery of the "When They Were Wild." Free admission to The Huntington.

Fri., March 8, 6 - 8 p.m.
Gold Card Member Exhibition Preview
RSABG Gold Card members are invited to join The Huntington donors for an exhibition preview and reception. This is an exclusive event for RSABG Gold Card members, reservation are required. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Sun., March 17, 5 - 9 p.m.
When They Were Wild Director’s Circle Dinner and Exhibition Tour
Dinner and behind-the-scenes tour of the “When They Were Wild” art exhibit with Bart O'Brien, co-curator. By invitation only. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Related events at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

March 9 – July 8
“Where They Grow Wild”
Gallery open Friday - Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free with Garden admission or membership.
An exclusive display of original artworks from RSABG’s archival collections.

March 9 – July 8
“Wild in Print”
Library display open Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free with Garden admission or membership.
Reproductions of beautiful book illustrations of California wildflowers from the RSABG library collections.

March 23 – June 9, Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Weekend Wildflower Walks
Free with Garden admission or membership.
Wildflower Walks around Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Guided walking tours with RSABG nature interpreters featuring beautiful California wildflowers and seasonal highlights.

March 30, 31 and April 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wildflower Show
Free with Garden admission or membership.
Free admission for visitors over 65 on Monday, April 1.
Special exhibition of wildflowers from across the region brought indoors for an intimate viewing. Monday, April 1, Wildflower Show Senior Day - free Garden admission and tram tours on April 1 for visitors over 65.

Sun., April 7, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Blooms and Beauty of Bighorn Mountain
RSABG members $65, public $95
This outing will highlight a rare transition zone between the local mountains and the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. This outing has reached enrollment capacity. Please look for similar events in the future.

Saturday, April 20, 1 p.m.
Lorraine Passero: “Clara Mason Fox: Pioneer, Painter, and Poet of Orange County, California”
California Author Series Talk and Book Signing
Free with Garden admission or membership.
Lorraine Passero delves into the life of Clara Mason Fox, whose illustration “Eschscholzia californica, Silverado Canyon,” was selected to represent the “When They Were Wild” exhibition. Register online here.

Sunday, April 21 and Saturday, May 11
Bart O'Brien: “California Wildflowers and Early California Nurseries”
Sun., April 21, 1 p.m., at Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden 100 Davis Ave., Los Angeles
Sat., May 11, 1 p.m., at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Free with Garden admission or membership.
Bart O’Brien discusses the unusual journey that California’s native wildflowers took into our gardens. Register online here.