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May 2019

Green Cottonwood Leaf   Cottonwood Award Luncheon
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$75 per RLA Member | $100 per Future Member | $1,000 per 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 • $10 per 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. Reservations are not refundable but may be transferred to another person (but not to another date) when notice is given to the Rancho at (562) 431-3541. Details and reservations>

Jar of Pickled Vegetables   Pickling Workshop with Chef Debbi Dubbs
Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 
$75 Future member | $65 per RLA member | Advance Reservations Required

Join Chef Debbi Dubbs at Rancho Los Alamitos for a fun and informative hands-on class on the basics of pickling and fermenting vegetables from your garden or the farmers’ market. In this class, you will make two kinds of pickled vegetables and a jar of sauerkraut.  Details and reservations>

summer sun   Cool Craft Roundup at the Rancho: Summer Solstice
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Free admission

Sunshine is important for plants and livestock on a ranch. Celebrate summer while making sun visors and sun catchers and be sure to check out the sun dial in the Rose Garden. Designed for elementary school-aged children who must be accompanied by an adult.   

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.

Birdhouse   Cool Craft Roundup at the Rancho: Everyone Has a Home
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Free admission

Birds love visiting and living on the Rancho. Children will learn about where to look for birds, hints on bird identification and the different styles of nests they build. Each child will decorate and take home their very own miniature birdhouse. Designed for elementary school-aged children who must be accompanied by an adult.

August 2019

Sheep   Cool Craft Roundup at the Rancho: Baa Baa Black Sheep
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Free admission

Children will learn about the care, feeding and sheering of the Rancho’s sheep, Sister and Bo, and create a craft to take home using their wool. Designed for elementary school-aged children who must be accompanied by an adult.

Farm Dinner at the Ranch   Farm Dinner at the Ranch
Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
$125 per RLA Member / $150 per Future Member

At the Farm Dinner at Ranch, you will enjoy a gracious garden party reception with a down-home “ranch” flair, then dine amid the corrals, barns and farm animals for a delightful evening of remarkable food, lively entertainment and good friends. Your farm-to-table feast will be prepared by Chef Paul Buchanan, voted the Best Chef year-after-year by the Long Beach Press Telegram Reader’s Choice Awards. Proceeds will support the educational mission of Rancho Los Alamitos. For information, sponsorships and reservations, call (562) 431.3541. Preview

... and more to come. Stay tuned (and check back soon)!
Other Site Uses


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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