Bird and Butterfly Garden Grand Opening


Saturday, June 22, 2024
11 AM - 5 PM
Classes, activities, and more 

Sunday, June 23, 2024
4 PM - 8 PM
Celebration with Mariachi concert, food, activities, and more
CalBG's new Bird and Butterfly Garden was created out of the destruction from an enormous windstorm in January 2022. Over the past year, a tangle of damaged vegetation has been transformed into a lush new Garden area dedicated to the intertwined relationships between California's native plants and the animals that live amongst them. With interpretive signage, shady sitting areas, and the flexible Outdoor Classroom space right next door, the Bird and Butterfly Garden will provide year-round opportunities for celebrating plant and animal interactions.

The celebration kicks off with our Grand Opening Weekend!

We'll have bird and butterfly experts, classes, art and craft activities, and much more available in and around the Bird and Butterfly Garden on Saturday, June 22nd between 11 AM and 4 PM. The day will culminate with an artist talk at 4 PM and exhibit opening at 5 PM for the new Floral Fluorescence photography exhibit in the Sage Gallery.

On Sunday, June 23rd, join us for a fabulous mariachi concert with Las Colibrí in the Forest Pavilion (performances at 5 PM and 6:30 PM), plus food, drinks, arts/crafts, and more in the Bird and Butterfly Garden between 4 PM and 8 PM.

All activities, classes, and concerts are free with Garden admission.

Thank you to our sponsor: Golden State Water Company.

Schedule of Classes & Events
SATURDAY, JUNE 22 SCHEDULE

(All classes and activities located in the Bird and Butterfly Garden / Outdoor Classroom unless otherwise noted).
8 AM-8 PM: Floral Fluorescence Exhibit (Sage Gallery) & Bird & Butterfly Garden T-Shirt Contest Art Exhibit (Outdoor Classroom)
11 AM - 4 PM: Arts & Crafts, Expert Booths, Activity Sheet, and more
11 AM: Gardening for the Butterflies Class [REGISTER]
12:30 PM: All About Native Milkweeds Class [REGISTER]
2 PM: Gardening For the Birds Class [REGISTER]
4 PM: Artist Q&A: Craig Burrows on Floral Fluorescence and "What the Bees See"
5 - 6:30 PM: Opening reception / cocktail hour for Floral Fluorescence Photography Exhibit in the Sage Gallery

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 SCHEDULE

(All classes and activities located in/near the Bird and Butterfly Garden/Outdoor Classroom unless otherwise noted).
8 AM-8 PM: Floral Fluorescence Exhibit (Sage Gallery) & Bird & Butterfly Garden T-Shirt Contest Art Exhibit (Outdoor Classroom)
4-8 PM: Arts & Crafts, Activity Sheet, and more
4:30-7:30 PM: Food Truck
5:00 PM: Las Colibrí Mariachi Performance (Forest Pavilion)
6:30 PM: Las Colibrí Mariachi Performance (Forest Pavilion)
Photos by Deb Woo
Artwork by Margaret Gallagher | www.margaret-gallagher.com
Sponsored by: Wild Birds Unlimited Claremont and Pomona Valley Audubon Society