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May 2017


Rancho Los Alamitos will be closed May 1 - May 25, 2015
The Ranch House is undergoing re-roofing, seismic stabilization and other upgrades.

The Rancho will reopen Friday, May 26th with a modified schedule: Beginning May 26 and during construction, the Rancho's open hours will be modified to Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

June 2017

Cottonwood Leaf  

6th Annual Cottonwood Award Luncheon
Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cottonwood Award for Leadership
Recognizes individuals who have shown significant leadership in enhancing, promoting and supporting the cultural communities of the Southern California Region.

HONORING Walker Family of Long Beach, Founders of Farmers & Merchants Bank
RECOGNIZING The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation

Sponsorship opportunities and reservations are available. Details>

Curated Garden Tours  

Curated Tours of Florence Bixby's Gardens at the Rancho
Second Saturdays - June through September, 2017
Two-hour tours begin at 12 Noon and 2:30 p.m.
$5.00 per person | Advance Online Reservations Required

The Rancho is now taking reservations for the Garden Tours on June 10th and July 8th. Join us for a delightful tour of the historic gardens at Rancho Los Alamitos. Tours are led by the Rancho's own historic gardens expert, Janet Brown Becker. Space is limited. Details >

Blacksmith David Carroll  

Rancho Los Alamitos presents Barns in Summer
Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Advance Reservations Required
$7.00 per person

Visit the forge at the Rancho and meet Blacksmith David Carroll. Learn about the tools of the smithy. Recommended ages 7 and up but all are welcome. Details >

July 2017

Story Times in the Barnyard  

StoryTime in the Barnyard
Friday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - Noon (Check in at 9:30 a.m.)
July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28
$7.00 per person | Advance reservations required.

Summer story-telling for children aged 5 - 8 years. The identical program will be offered four times on the dates noted. Choose one date to attend. Kids will learn from first-person barnyard interpretation by actors portraying Fred H. Bixby (ranch owner), Mrs. Lydia Shinkle (the cook), Dutch Wilson (ranch hand) and Nick Mahr (ranch hand). Online reservations coming soon.

August 2017

Farm to Table Dinner at the Rancho  

Farm to Table - Dinner at the Old Bixby Ranch
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Locally sourced farm-to-table feast in the style of California’s ranching traditions. Featuring a specialty menu from Chef Paul Buchanan and Primal Alchemy. Honorary Chair and Culinary Advisor – Russ Parsons, cookbook author and long-time food writer for the Los Angeles Times.

Barnyard cocktail reception, casual family-style dinner in the Rancho’s sprawling barns area, farm-to-table meal featuring local produce as part of a ranch style menu, moonlight coffee, chocolates and aperitif. Live cabaret-style entertainment under the stars. Details coming soon.

Other Site Uses

Photography, Film, Painting   Book a Luncheon Tour
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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