California Botanic Garden bursts into bloom in April and we’re celebrating with a month of events dedicated to California’s gorgeous native wildflowers. The party kicks off on Saturday, April 1st with the Garden of Verses Poetry Festival during the day and a Flower Hour happy hour in the evening. Wander the flower-laded paths discovering nature-themed poetry readings and interactive poetry activities throughout the Garden during the Poetry Festival from 11 am to 4 pm (free with Garden admission), and then join us from 5 to 7 pm for our Flower Hour featuring a native-plant inspired cocktail from Evolve Distilling, appetizers from Saca’s Mediterranean Cuisine, music from local band ShamaMamahS, and poetry readings featuring poems by former winners of Claremont Graduate University’s prestigious Tufts Poetry Prize (ticketed event, 21+, advance ticket sales only).

The rest of the month of April will feature events including a wildflower planting and care gardening class, an Earth Day nature drawing class, wildflower tours, and a lecture on the botany of wildflowers featuring CalBG’s Director of Conservation Programs, Dr. Naomi Fraga. Tickets and information for Wildflower Month events will become available over the next two weeks at

Please visit the website to register for events and confirm ticket availability. California Botanic Garden hours during the month of April are 8 am – 7 pm, Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). General Admission to CalBG is $10 Adult | $6 Student w/ ID and Senior (65+) | $4 Child (Ages 3-12); members enter free.

About California Botanic Garden: California 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. More info: