Gardens

May Garden News

Plant of the Moment: Romneya (Matilija Poppy). They are scattered throughout the California native garden, the flowers of this perennial started to pop up ...

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A Missing Part of History

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI): How Chinese women were erased from history. For Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, we want ...

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In Honor of Julia Bogany

Rancho Los Cerritos mourns the passing of Julia Bogany. We had the privilege of collaborating with Ms. Bogany on our most recent exhibit, Tevaaxa’nga ...

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The 1930s in Long Beach, California

The period of the 1930s in America was a tumultuous one. The nationwide economic crisis that resulted from the stock market crash in 1929 ...

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Gardens, Visitor Information

April Garden Updates

Plant of the Moment: the Wisteria sinensis. The Wisteria, which is native to the eastern half of China, is blooming and just about at ...

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history

Rafaela Cota de Temple: Hija del Pais (Daughter of the Land) 

In honor of International Women’s Day, we are highlighting the life story of Rafaela Cota de Temple. She was the wife of John Temple, ...

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March Garden News

Plant of the Moment: Ceanothus ‘Concha.’ It is Ceanothus season at RLC! One of California’s most beloved native shrubs, RLC’s Ceanothus are a hybrid ...

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The Great Backyard Bird Count

Each February 12-15, the world comes together for the love of birds. We invite you to visit RLC and count as many birds as ...

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February Garden News

Plant of the Moment: Viola odorata (Sweet Violet). Native to Europe, Africa, and Asia, this violet’s bright and delicate flowers helped ensure its popularity ...

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history, Long Beach

African-American History at Rancho Los Cerritos and Southern California

Black people contributed to shaping the region we now know as Southern California. Their history has often been erased due to a lack of ...

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