- California-native plants
- Open year-round
- Stroll in the fresh air
- Children younger than 3 free
About This Deal
Plants, mankind’s greatest enemy, are finally on the ropes thanks to global warming. Teach your children how to hunt the last of these enormous nitrogen junkies by observing them in captivity with today's Groupon to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Choose between two options:
- For $4, you get an adult-admission pass (an $8 value).
- For $12, you get a family-admission pass, good for two adults and two children (a $24 value).
Founded in 1927, the garden is now one of the largest living-museum exhibits of California’s native plants. Open year-round, the garden offers a rotating cast of floral stars depending on the season. The winter collection, ending in early March, features manzanitas, and spring will offer a colorful bouquet of spring wildflowers, perennials, and shrubs. During the summer and fall, the garden will parade an array of native fruits and seeds—in the winter, the garden will ice parade them.
Rancho Santa Ana supplements its seasonal offerings with a busy calendar of events that are educational and inspirational. Some events come free with admission, while others require tickets. On March 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rancho Santa Ana will sell a variety of California-native wildflowers that can turn any home garden into a home garden with California-native wildflowers (admission is free on March 19). On May 23, observe Mafia Day by bringing the corpse of your favorite stoolie to fertilize the wild lilacs.
The Los Angeles Times featured Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Nineteen Yelpers give the garden a 4.5-star average, and three Insider Pagers give Rancho Santa Ana a rating of five stars. It also has more than 850 Facebook fans.
- Prepare for romance. There is nothing that quite compares with the first stroll through Rancho. – Emily Green, Los Angeles Times
- I love this garden! This is the best place to see California native plants in a garden setting. There is a wonderful wildflower garden in the spring, and the entrance goes through a lovely desert garden. – Naomi F., Insider Pages