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Garden Address: 1500 N. College Ave.
Contact: Ann Joslin
Phone: (909) 625-8767 Ext.251
Fax: (909) 626 -3489
Mail Address: 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711
E-mail Address: Ann.Joslin@cgu.edu
Web Site: http://www.rsabg.org/
Days: daily (not holidays)
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fees: $2 Donation individual, $5 Family
Size: 86 acres
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Directions: From I-10 take the Indian Hill Blvd., exit north (approximately 1.5 miles) to Foothill Blvd. Turn right (east) on Foothill Blvd. and travel 3 blocks to College Ave. Turn left (north on College Ave.) Proceed north to Garden parking lot.
Description: Located at an elevation of 1,350 feet on the outwash plain of the San Gabriel Mts., the 86-acre garden is laid out in three distinct areas. Indian Hill Mesa is heavily planted with mature cultivars and wild species of California native plants. The Plant Communities - the northern 55 acres - are located on rocky soils and home to large Coast Live Oaks, several hundred years old. The East Alluvial Gardens include the Desert Garden, Coastal Dune, and California Channel Islands collections.
Features: Arbor Day Celebrations - first Sunday in March; Wildflower Show - Easter weekend; Wildflower Walks in the Garden - Sat & Sun, March - May; Musical Evenings in the Garden - Thursday evenings in July; Annual Plant Sale - first weekend in November; Holiday Festival - first Saturday in December; Magic Garden for Preschoolers - first Monday in Oct., Nov., Dec., Feb., March, May and June; and the second Monday in April. Other special events scheduled each year.