Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens in San Clemente, California is south Orange County’s major cultural institution. We are enhanced by our location in a Spanish Colonial Revival registered historic landmark. Casa Romantica has developed a reputation for wide-ranging cultural programming, including music, art, dance, theater, horticulture, and a lecture series that bring international talent to south Orange County.
Fullerton Arboretum is a 26 acre botanic garden on the campus of California State University. The garden hosts two museums: Heritage House, an 1894 Eastlake Victorian Cottage fully restored with docent guided tours and the Orange County Agricultural & Nikkei Heritage Museum. The arboretum’s living collections include plants from every region of the world displayed in their native topography. Fullerton Arboretum is a Level IV Arboretum, the highest accreditation possibly, one of just 180 Level IV arboreta worldwide.
The Highland Art Center is a cultural arts campus in the heart of downtown historic Weaverville including a main gallery, arts library, formal gardens, large events meadow, and 6 artist’s studios. In the charming 1893 white Victorian farmhouse that houses the main gallery, we host monthly art shows with opening receptions on the first Saturday of every month. The Highland was established in 1968 to showcase and promote local and regional artists and artisans, and has remained a pillar for the arts in Trinity County for 50 years.
California Botanic Garden, 1500 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants, promoting botany, conservation and horticulture to inspire, inform and educate the public and scientific community about California’s native flora. The Garden is a living museum with curated collections of more than 22,000 California native plants, some of which are rare or endangered. Spread across 86 acres in Claremont, California, the Garden is located approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles. The Garden displays about 2000 taxa of California plants and includes those native to the California Floristic Province.
5. The Ruth Bancroft Garden
The Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery, 1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA