Events & Programs

exhibitions

The Garden produces, hosts and curates exhibitions that explore the intersections of art and nature - celebrating and revealing connections in our larger community and environment.

All exhibitions are free with general admission. Exhibitions in our Container Garden are open during regular Garden hours, 8 am - 5 pm daily. Art Gallery hours are 10 am - 4 pm. Check out our events page for exhibition-related programs, from receptions, artist talks, festivals and more. We also offer workshops and classes centered around our exhibitions. You can see what's coming up on our classes page.

Artist Showcase: Lesley Goren

April 11, 2020

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April 19, 2020

Sycamore Room

Lesley Goren, an artist who beautifully depicts California’s natural environments and plants, will showcase her vivid wildflower prints at this special solo exhibition in companionship with Wildflower Week. Proceeds from artwork sales support the Garden’s California native plant mission.

Open daily from 10 am - 4 pm in the Sycamore Room in the Administration Building.

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Native Designs Flower Show

April 11, 2020

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April 19, 2020

Sycamore Room

Native Designs, the Garden’s volunteer group of floral designers, grows and harvests California native plants for beautiful arrangements and designs. This show highlights these talented designers and their remarkable work.

Open daily from 10 am - 4 pm in the Sycamore Room in the Administration Building.

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Clayfornia

April 4, 2020

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September 6, 2020

Throughout the Garden

Ceramic sculpture in the California sunshine!

Clay and California go together. Clay has been part of California’s history throughout every sun-dappled chapter and continues to find beautiful expressions in the hands of contemporary artists who call the Golden State home. The AMOCA Ceramics Studio (American Museum of Ceramic Art) in Pomona enshrines this important legacy and continues the tradition through studio programs that support ceramic artists and their artistic practice.

Clayfornia will showcase AMOCA Ceramics Studio artists and their work at our Garden. We have invited these artists to explore and express California identity in the quintessential California medium of clay, amidst the native plants that make our home state superlatively special. During the exhibition, all RSABG members will receive free admission to AMOCA - just show your Garden membership card at the front desk of the museum!

Participating Artists: Mary Beierle, Cj Jilek, Beverly Helfer-Grand, David Kiddie, Heidi Kreitchet, Gary Lett, Janell Lewis, Kim Lingo, Brandon Lomax, Mark Muscarello, David Pacheo, Scott Ross, Maureen Wheeler and Jonas Wendelin.

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PCH: Plant Coast Highway

November 16, 2019

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April 18, 2020

Outdoor Gallery

PCH: Plant Coast Highway features the remarkable plant communities and superlative flora of California 1, a major thoroughfare that spans over 650 miles. To drive on this historic route is to journey through California’s incredible landscapes and communities. From towering redwoods to windswept pines, hillsides of golden poppies to majestic oaks, the enchantment of California flora is set against the enthralling stage of the Pacific Ocean. Originally produced for the United States Botanic Garden’s exhibition, Gardens Across America, PCH: Plant Coast Highway is an ode to California’s scenic beauty and incredible plants.

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