The 30th Annual Claremont Folk Festival
Saturday, June 15
Thanks to all who made it out to the Claremont Folk Festival in the Garden. It was an amazing experience, full of talented people! Check out photos on our Facebook page.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is proud to welcome Claremont Folk Festival. The 30th annual event includes live music, an artists’ village, music and art workshops, food trucks and children’s entertainment. The Claremont Folk Festival is presented by the Folk Music Center and Museum, a Claremont nonprofit organization.
The 86-acre Garden will be open to event ticket holders. Festival attendees can visit the Butterfly Pavilion for the standard admission fee, $2 per visitor, 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.
Musical entertainment line up includes: David Lindley, Henry Rollins, Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, Leon Mobley and Da Lion, Moira Smiley and Voco, Round Mountain, Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, Black Tongued Bells, Tremoloco, Ross Altman, Peter Harper and Phoebe Bridgers.
Workshops will be held throughout the day. The schedule includes: African Drumming, Cajon Drumming, Songwriting, European and American Folk Songs, Gypsy Guitar, Ukulele, Mosaic Making Studio, Drum Circle, Slide Guitar, Print Making, Puppet Theater, Didgeridoo, Harmonica and Protest Songs.
Gates open 10 a.m.
The Black Tongued Bells 11 a.m.
Round Mountain 12 p.m.
The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet 1 p.m.
Moira Smiley and VOCO 2 p.m.
Da Lion 3 p.m.
Henry Rollins 5 p.m.
David Lindley 6 p.m.
Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys 7:30 p.m.
UPPER POND STAGE (some promotion has referred to this space as Lily Pond Stage)
Phoebe Bridgers 10:30 a.m.
Peter Harper 11:30 a.m.
Ellen Chase Verdries and Marguerite Millard 12:30 p.m.
Ross Altman 1:30 p.m.
The Wild Reeds 2:30 p.m.
Tremoloco 3:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.
Relieve stress, boost energy levels, improve health, track progress and enjoy the beautiful scenery of California’s native garden on your own or with the group. Participation is free (Garden admission fees apply); register at the admission kiosk.
"Although I have been visiting the garden for many years, the Saturday walks are the best experiences I've ever had here."
~Ruth Crandall, San Dimas
About the Garden Walking Club
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Walking Club was created to provide members and frequent visitors with the opportunity to participate in a safe, healthy and educational walking experience while enjoying social enrichment, community building, and the wonders of the Garden.
Walking club promotes:
- Physical and mental health
- Enjoyment and appreciation of our natural environment
- Awareness of one's surroundings, as well as ourselves
Walking club is free to join and participate in; register at the admission kiosk. Garden admission fees apply if participants are not RSABG members.
Track your route and distances using the guide and map available at the admission kiosk, as well as trail markers located around the main pathways of the Garden.
The Garden is laid out in three distinct areas:
Indian Hill Mesa Loop Trail: 0.5 mile around
(Or 0.7 mile total roundtrip distance from admission kiosk)
This loop trail highlights Indian Hill Mesa a large flat-topped hill of dense clay soils, heavily planted with mature cultivars and wild species of native plants. Traveling counter-clockwise along the trail you’ll pass the California Cultivar Garden, north mesa restrooms, Walter and Gracie Lantz Outdoor Classroom, California Natives Container Garden, Benjamin Pond and the California Garden Gift Shop and RSABG administration building.
East Alluvial Gardens Trail: 0.9 mile total roundtrip
(or 0.45 mile one direction)
This ‘out and back’ trail travels north from the admission kiosk along the East Alluvial Gardens found at the base of the eastern edge of the Indian Hill Mesa and includes the Desert Garden and the Coastal Dune and California Channel Islands collections. The trail passes the Tongva Village interpretive site and the Majestic Oak before terminating at the Plant Communities Loop Trail.
Plant Communities Loop Trail: 1.0 mile around
(Or 1.7 miles total roundtrip distance from the admission kiosk via the Indian Hill Mesa Loop Trail) (Or 1.9 miles total roundtrip distance from the admission kiosk via the East Alluvial Gardens Trail)
This loop trail is accessible from either the Indian Hill Mesa Loop Trail or the East Alluvial Gardens Trail. The northern 55 acres of the Garden are home to the Plant Communities with displays of some of our most impressive specimens in the entire collection. The large serene grove of Four-needle Pinyon, the spring-blooming California Flannel Bushes and distinctive jmlhua trees are found here.
Eureka! Free Garden admission!
Celebrate California Admission Day with free admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden—California’s native garden!
California Admission Day commemorates the anniversary of California becoming the 31st state on September 9, 1850.
Bring the kids and play all day or find a bench and enjoy a quite moment with a good book overlooking 86 acres of native California beauty.
June 27 - August 8
Enjoy the cool evening air at the Garden with a picnic, great music and good friends.
August 24, 2013, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Free Garden admission for school teachers and administrators and their immediate family.
- Explore school tour and program displays.
- Reserve field trips. Spring reservations fill up quick. Bring your calendar to schedule a fun and educational trip for your students.
- Stay an hour or stay all day.
- Great prizes
- Free refreshments
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden offers walking tours and programs that include activity stations to help educate students about the Golden State. Tours and programs convey the importance of native plants, cultures of indigenous people and natural history of California. RSABG tours and programs align with life science and history/social science content standards for California public schools.
May 11 - July 28, 2013
Tickets: $2 per person in addition to standard Garden admission
Walk among and learn about native butterflies.
See photos on our Facebook page from the Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
The Butterfly Pavilion at RSABG unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home this spring and summer. Visitors can walk among the butterflies and caterpillars.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) is a participant in the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission for active-duty military and their families between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day.
The complimentary admission begin Saturday, May 25, and will continue through Monday, September 2, 2013, and includes all active-duty military personnel and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members). The RSABG is also extending the free Garden admission to veterans (admission fees still apply for veterans' family members). To receive free admission to the Garden, bring your current military identification or family member identification or veteran identification card to the Garden's admission kiosk. The Blue Star Museum free admission offer does not include special summer events at the Garden including admission to the Butterfly Pavillion and Garden Groove summer concerts. Admission to all RSABG summer events is available with purchases of standard ticket pricing.
The Blue Star Museum program recognizes the efforts and commitment by military personnel and includes active-duty National Guard and reserve officers. The nationwide project is coordinated by Blue Star Families, a non-partisan, non-profit that sponsors morale and empowerment programs for military families and raises public awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life. The Blue Star Museums is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and more than 1,300 museums to offer free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.
The complete list of participating Blue Star Museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
For more information about Blue Star Families is available at www.bluestarfam.org.
Third Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.
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 after 8 a.m., at the admission kiosk the day of the tour. Tickets $5 per person; ticket required in addition to standard Garden admission.