Yorba Linda History

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close this bookRancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Collection
View the documentBotanic Garden and Herbarium Being Created in Santa Ana Canyon
Yorba Linda Star April 5 1929 page 1
View the documentMrs. Bryant Again Entertains Lemon Men's Club at Field Day Meeting
The California Citrograph June 1933
View the documentLocal Ranch is Sanctuary for Flora of State
Yorba Linda Star April 20 1934 page 1
View the documentPasture Fire on Bryant Ranch Burns 9 Hours, 160 Acres
Yorba Linda Star June 17 1938 page 1
View the documentRancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Developing into Institution for Serious Scientific Research
Yorba Linda Star April 28 1939 page 5
View the documentCounty Home Makers Today Make Tour of Botanic Gardens
Yorba Linda Star May 5 1939 page 1
View the documentBig Grass Fire Covers 400 Acres of Bryant Ranch
Yorba Linda Star September 20 1940 page 1
View the documentFire Sweeps S.A. Canyon and Hills; North Edge Y.L. Singed
Yorba Linda Star November 12 1943
View the documentA Short History of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
by Philip A. Munz,
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden of the Native Plants of California May 1947
View the documentRancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens to be Open to Public
Yorba Linda Star March 26 1948 page 1
View the documentBotanical Garden Opens to Public
Yorba Linda Star March 25 1949 page 1
View the documentBotanic Garden to Open to Visitors
Yorba Linda Star March 17 1950 page 1
View the documentBryant Ranch Tentative Tract Map Approved Following Council Discussion on Area Roads
Yorba Linda Star October 7 1978 page 1
View the documentControversial Bryant Ranch as Yet Remains Untouched
Yorba Linda Star March 23 1979 page 3
View the documentHistoric Home Subject of City Excursion
Yorba Linda Star February 29 1984 page 1
View the documentBryant Ranch Property: A Look at Its Past
Yorba Linda Star March 7 1984 page 3
View the documentSusanna Bryant Leaves Botanic Legacy
Yorba Linda Star March 14 1984 page 6
View the documentBryant Ranch Project Enters First Phase
Yorba Linda Star January 30 1985 page 5
View the documentBryant Ranch Slated to be Museum
Yorba Linda Star January 7 1987 page 1
View the documentYorba Ranch Building to be Salvaged
Yorba Linda Star February 4 1987 page 1
View the documentBryant Ranch House Museum Opens
Yorba Linda Star February 26 1988 page 3
View the documentRanch House has a History
Yorba Linda Star December 14 1995 page 8
View the documentBryant Ranch House to Vie for National Registry
Yorba Linda Star October 17 1996 page 1

Botanical Garden Opens to Public

Yorba Linda Star March 25 1949 page 1   Open this page in a new window

The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden of the Native Plants of California, located in the Santa Ana Canyon, Orange County, announces the opening of the Botanic Garden to visitors for the spring season of 1949 on Friday, April 1, and on every Friday and Saturday thereafter during the months of April and May.

Visitors are admitted to the Botanic Garden by card only, obtainable by writing to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Route 3, 23831 Esperanza Road, Anaheim, California, with a self-addressed, stamped envelope enclosed. The number of cars and people in each party should be clearly stated with each request. As the Garden is some distance from the nearest town and no restaurant is maintained there, picnic tables placed under shade trees are provided for those desiring to spend the day at the Garden. Because of the nature of this Botanic Garden, it is recommended that sport shoes be worn. The Garden is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge for admission. Weekly flower shows will be on display, and a short non-technical talk will be given in the Assembly Hall at 2 p.m.

Prolonged cold weather and the welcome rains of the past three months will bring an abundance of flowers. Thousands of plants have been added to our collections during the past season, and visitors should find much to interest them. All parts of the Garden are open to visitors, and it is urged that at least three or four hours be spent in the Garden. Additional small gardens have been added during the past year which provide conditions that make it possible to grow a wider variety plants. Also of special interest will be visits to the Nursery, Wild Flower Propagation Field, and Cactus Garden and to wander along the trails where many thousands of native plants will be on display.

Visitors to the Garden should remember that it is primarily devoted to the study of California native plants for their botanical, horticultural and useful features. Every effort has been made during the years since the Garden was founded to bring together and grow as large a percentage of the native flora as possible. However, the plantings in no sense of the word comprise a park for recreational purposes, but are maintained in order that botanists, horticulturists and the interested public may familiarize themselves with the native flora of California gathered from remote as well as nearby areas of the state.

A pamphlet giving more detailed information of the Garden and showing the best routes by which to reach it is available upon request.

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