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Garden with a View Online Auction is LIVE!

CLICK HERE to bid now and help our garden grow.

We are pleased to offer an exciting selection of Garden-inspired items in advance of our May 7 Garden with a View fundraiser. Bid now for the opportunity for fabulous experiences, VIP Garden access, Garden-themed art, and artisan-crafted products, books, jewelry, apparel and more.  

If you are not able to attend the event you can still bid. The on-line portion of the auction will close on Thursday, April 30 at 10 p.m. (Pacific Time).

HOW TO BID:
To bid, you will need to create a new account by clicking "Register to Bid" on the top of the login bar of the home page. Enter the required information, including a unique username. This needs to be different than any other username on the website - consider using "rsabg" and your initials or birthday digits as a username such as: "rsabgbkc0347." Once entered you will need to confirm your account by clicking the link on the email that Charity Auctions Today sends you. If you have any trouble registering, please contact the Advancement Office at (909) 625-8767 ext 221.

Registration for Garden with a View is still open. Register on-line at www.rsabg.org or by phone at (909) 625-8767 ext. 258.  Please RSVP by April 28.

Thank you for supporting Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden!

 

Bird LA Day - Saturday, May 7

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
8 a.m. to noon
 
Join us for Bird LA Day, a decentralized, multi-site celebration of birds in the greater Los Angeles area with birding and bird-related activities.
 
Included with standard admission or membership. 
 

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

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 Advancement Office at
(909) 625-8767 ext. 258 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Free Family-Friendly Bird Walks

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Over 147 species of birds have been observed here at the Garden in Claremont. Join us for one of our free bird walks to learn more!

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September through June; First Sunday of each month, beginning at 8 a.m.

Family Bird Walks are free to the public courtesy of our sponsor, Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guide books you have and binoculars. Limited loaner binoculars may be available to use during the walk.

Take a leisurely walk through the Garden to see and hear the numerous bird species that migrate through the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Beginning and experienced birders are welcome to help find birds in the Garden. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time!

Family Bird Walks are sponsored by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. There are no admission fees, but a free reservation is encouraged. Visitors need not be an RSABG member to participate!

Also check out our popular Family Bird Festival held in February.

Please call (909) 625-8767 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. The Pomona Valley Audubon Society’s newsletter “Chaparral Naturalist” is available at RSABG’s California Garden Shop.

 

 

 

Lesser Goldfinch

Third Saturdays, beginning at 8 a.m.

Space is limited to 15 guests.

Join Chris Verma of Claremont's Wild Birds Unlimited for this family-friendly, free bird walk along Garden trails. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guides you have and binoculars if you have them.

This special walk is provided by Wild Birds Unlimited of Claremont. There are no fees required to participate, however a free reservation is required.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. For more information about Wild Birds Unlimited, or to learn how to how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home, visit Wild Birds Unlimited of Claremont.

 

For more information about birds and birding visit Pomona Valley Audubon Society and Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology's ebird.org.

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! 
 

Teacher Open House - August 12

Our annual Teacher Open House will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from  9 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

Please RSVP online here

  • Free Garden admission for school teachers and administrators and their immediate family.
  • Explore school tour and program displays; complete your passport to be eligible for great prizes!
  • 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 and giveaways

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 correlate with K - 8 Cross Curricular Common Core Standards for California public schools.

Read more about RSABG School Tours and Programs


  

Wildflower Walks

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Free Wildflower Walks

Weekends, March 25 through April 30.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.

Guided walking tours with Garden nature interpreters featuring beautiful California wildflowers and seasonal highlights. Tours are approximately 60-90 minutes. Free with standard Garden admission. Tours depart from the admissions kiosk.