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March 2019

Poppies   A Curated Tour of Florence Bixby’s Gardens at the Rancho
Saturday, March 9, 2019 | Noon – 2:30 pm • $5/person registration fee

Advance reservations required.The guide for your 2½ hour tour will be Rancho Los Alamitos’s own historic gardens expert, Janet Brown Becker. Suitable for adults and interested teens. Space is limited. The $5 registration fee is transferable but not refundable. To reserve your place on the Curated Garden Tour, please call (562) 431-3541 or register here>

April 2019

Rosa   A Curated Tour of Florence Bixby’s Gardens at the Rancho
Saturday, April 13, 2019 | Noon – 2:30 pm • $5/person registration fee

Advance reservations required. The guide for your 2½ hour tour will be Rancho Los Alamitos’s own historic gardens expert, Janet Brown Becker. Suitable for adults and interested teens. Space is limited. To reserve your place on the Curated Garden Tour, please call (562) 431-3541 or register at the Rancho’s website (beginning March 15). The $5 registration fee is transferable but not refundable.

Collage of volunteers   Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Tuesday, April 13, 2019
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Volunteers bring the Rancho to life and contribute to the special feeling and authenticity that is found here. Through their creative efforts our many volunteers support every facet of Ranch activity. Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation will recognize, honor, share stories and enjoy the company of its more than 200 volunteers.

RLA volunteers only.

May 2019

Da Camera Society Logo   Fire & Grace & Ash | The Da Camera Society Concert: Chamber Music in Historic Sites
Edwin Huizinga, violin; Ashley Broder, mandolin; William Coulter, guitar 
Sunday, May 5, 2019 | Performances at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 pm | $80/person
Advance Reservations Required

Step into the California Rancho period at this magnificently restored "Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods", including four acres of nationally significant historic gardens, a ranch house (1790-1948) and barnyard — all of which served as home to three generations of the Bixby family. In this setting, a trio of virtuoso musicians will take you on a one of a kind musical adventure blending Bach, Bluegrass and Celtic guitar — a musical journey featuring unique and compelling arrangements of Baroque music with detours along the path to gentle and foot-stomping American fiddle tunes. 

Rancho Los Alamitos Festival: Arrive early and explore the rancho's extensive grounds, gardens and historic buildings (docents available throughout the afternoon). Then, enjoy a picnic lunch (separate purchase, details available in early-April) beneath a canopy of historic Morton Bay fig trees on the lawn of the ranch house. Details and festival packets mailed in April. 
Make your reservations at DaCamera.org.
Rancho Los Alamitos Ranch House and Moreton Bay Fig

Home-made soaps   Mother’s Day Weekend Spring Workshop
Soap-Making and Culinary Demonstration with Tasting

Saturday May 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM—12:30 PM
$80/person | $60/RLA member | Advance Reservations Required

Spend a morning at beautiful Rancho Los Alamitos. Culinary demos featuring brunch recipes, cocktails and tastings plus soap-making with essential oils, herbs and flowers. Participants will enjoy lively conversation and camaraderie, while making memories in the heart of the Rancho. Take home inspiration, recipes, three hand-made soaps. Price includes all materials. Details & Reservations >


PLEASE NOTE! The Rancho will be closed on Mother's Day,
Sunday, May 12, 2019
The Rancho will be closed on Mother's Day as most of our volunteers want to be with their families.
Mother's Day Happy  

garden tour   A Curated Tour of Florence Bixby’s Gardens at the Rancho
Saturday, May 11, 2019 | Noon – 2:30 pm • $5/person registration fee

Advance reservations required. The guide for your 2½ hour tour will be Rancho Los Alamitos’s own historic gardens expert, Janet Brown Becker. Suitable for adults and interested teens. Space is limited. To reserve your place on the Curated Garden Tour, please call (562) 431-3541 or register at the Rancho’s website (beginning April 15). The $5 registration fee is transferable but not refundable.

Cottnwood leaf   Cottonwood Award Luncheon
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$100/person | $75/RLA member | $1,000/table

Honoring Steve Goodling and recognizing Jean Bixby Smith and Barbara Bixby Blackwell of Rancho Los Cerritos. The Cottonwood Award recognizes individuals and organizations who have shown significant leadership in enhancing, promoting and supporting the cultural communities of the Southern California Region. Tickets and Sponsorships >.

June 2019

Pampas Grass at RLA   A Curated Tour of Florence Bixby’s Gardens at the Rancho
Saturday, June 8, 2019 | Noon – 2:30 pm • $5/person registration fee

Advance reservations required. The guide for your 2½ hour tour will be Rancho Los Alamitos’s own historic gardens expert, Janet Brown Becker. Suitable for adults and interested teens. Space is limited. To reserve your place on the Curated Garden Tour, please call (562) 431-3541 or register at the Rancho’s website (beginning May 15). The $5 registration fee is transferable but not refundable.

July 2019

Rancho Cowbow   Museum Pop-Up Shop of Local Artists
Entire Month of July, 2019 | Wednesday - Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free admission

During the entire month of July (excluding holidays), the Rancho's Museum Shop will be hosting a pop-up shop featuring the work of local artists. Stop in to view and purchase the unique designs of our community's creators including jewelry, glass, specialty foods, home and garden décor and more.

 
... and more to come. Stay tuned (and check back soon)!
 
 
 
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Photography, Film, Painting   Book an Exclusive Tour and Luncheon
Moreton Bay Fig   Luncheon table

Rancho Los Alamitos encourages certain site uses such as painting and photography classes, horticulture tours and other observations. On a limited basis the ranch is available for commercial photography, video and filming. Details >
  " From the minute we turned into your driveway we were treated as special guests. We enjoyed the quality tours of the garden and house, and the delicious lunch. What a wonderful way to spend a day! " - Jasmine Creek Garden Club Details >


 

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