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Wildflower week at RSABG has almost arrived

RSABG will celebrate Wildflower Week from Saturday, April 13 through Sunday, April 21 with a host of activities. Events include:

Wildflower Happy Hour on Saturday, April 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.: Celebrate the commencement of Wildflower Week and be one of the first to see the Wildflower Show and The Art of the Wildflower exhibition. Free with garden admission. Enjoy inspired cocktails, craft beer and wine for an additional fee.

Wildflower Show on April 13, 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Experience a curated display of hundreds of California wildflowers collected by Garden botanists from sites throughout Southern California. Garden members are granted early access to see the show on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, at 8 a.m.

The Art of the Wildflower: This group exhibition will be on show all week and  include artists Tina Curiel, Sarita Dougherty, Justina Freel, Lesley Goren, Maria Schoettler and Neal Uno. Proceeds of artwork sales benefit RSABG and its California native plant mission.

Wildflower Trails: Discover garden paths and venues transformed with wild color from beautiful California annuals and perennial plants during regular hours.

Tram Tours, all week at 1 p.m.: Delight in a guided tram tour through the garden and learn about the colorful blooms and blossoms native to California. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. $5 per person. Space is limited for tram tours. To register, visit rsabg.org.

Field Trip, Sand to Snow National Monument, on April 20 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Join Garden botanists and staff on a botanical adventure to the Sand to Snow National Monument and discover the beautiful blooming plants that inhabit the incredibly diverse ecosystems of this preserve. Transportation and snacks are included in the cost of the field trip. Attendees are asked to bring a sack lunch, water, comfortable hiking shoes and sun protection. Space is limited. $75 for the general public, $60 for RSABG members.

Visit the Wildflower Week event page at rsabg.org for more information or to register for events.

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