California Butterfly Pavilion - Season Pass

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Grow with our Butterflies all season long!

Introducing the California Butterfly Pavilion Season Pass

at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden


The California Butterfly Pavilion comes alive every year with a dazzling array of over 22 native butterfly species. A ticket to encounter these beautiful creatures, in all their life stages, and the California native plants they depend on is $3/person. Beginning this year, RSABG members may purchase a Season Pass to the California Butterfly Pavilion for just $25/season, available to all who are Garden members. By purchasing this pass, members at all levels will be able to bring the named adult(s) on their membership card plus up to four of their own children or grandchildren under the age of 18 to the California Butterfly Pavilion at any time throughout the season without paying the $3/person entry fee.

The California Butterfly Pavilion will be open 10 am - 4 pm daily, from May 13 - August 6, for the 2017 season


 

To purchase your new California Butterfly Pavilion 2017 Season Pass, contact our Development Office at
(909) 625-8767 ext. 258 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Garden with a View - Sunday, May 7

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Sunday, May 7, 2017
4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
 
Join us for Garden with a View, our annual garden party fundraiser!
 
Enjoy live music, dinner by Perfect Equation, and silent and live auctions, all to benefit the conservation, horticulture, and educational programs of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. To purchase tickets, please visit our registration page here or call contact the Development Office at (909) 625-8767 ext. 221 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Stay tuned for updates about our Online Auction! 
 

Botanical Maverick in the West: Marcus E. Jones (1852 - 1934) Exhibition

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March 11, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Gallery Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with standard admission or membership. 

For the first time, the Garden will highlight the life and career of “botanical maverick” Marcus E. Jones in its newest exhibition in March 2017. Geologist, mining engineer, educator, and prolific writer, Marcus E. Jones (1852-1934) was one of the most prominent botanists of the American West. Active during the late 19th century and into the early parts of the 20th century, Jones traveled extensively throughout the western United States and Mexico, collecting thousands of plants while photographing and recording detailed notes of the regions he traveled in. The archives and plant specimens of Marcus E. Jones are housed at RSABG and are a treasure trove of historical and botanical information.


The Marcus E. Jones Archival Project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, enabled Garden staff and volunteers to curate and digitize his collections.

 


Special Presentations:

- March 25, Marcus Jones's Big Year: Presentation by Dr. William R. Gray

- April 8, A Botanical Journey through the West with Marcus E. Jones: Presentation by Rachel Poutasse and John Bradley


 

Exclusive Opening for Members Only:

March 11, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Locally Grown: A Future for Native Foods

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Enter into a farmer's market of the future, where California native plants are an integral food source in homes and restaurant kitchens. California flora offers a new paradigm of sustainability, environmental restoration and incredible flavor in future food production. This Container Garden exhibition will explore new agricultural models, tasty cultivars, native recipes, and more. Discover over 50 plants that offer visions for our agricultural future in California, as well as present-day examples to try at home. 

 

Garden Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free with standard admission or membership. 

Exclusive Opening Night for Members Only:

October 21, 5:00 - 7:00 pm