Lectures and Performances

Lectures and Performances

Dancing in Old California, Sept. 9- We will invoke a 19th-century style fandango in celebration of California statehood with dancing lessons and a live band.


Native_AustralianPlantsStories of the Garden – Garden experts speak talk about gardening, history, and environmental issues in this lecture series. This year’s lectures are as follows:

tongva5Speaking of History – Notable experts speak to a range of historic topics in RLC’s annual lecture series around a theme. Stay tuned for details about the theme and dates for 2018.

hypertufa pots planted with succulents

Art at the Rancho

Hypertufa Workshop, November 18
Create one-of-a-kind planters at our Hypertufa pot workshop led by Steven Gerischer. Hypertufa is composite material that your plants will love to live in — it has many of the same benefits of stone pottery but is much less heavy.

Summer Concerts at the Rancho – Free concerts in the garden take place on selected Sunday evenings, June through August. Bring a picnic dinner and low chairs or blankets. No reservations are needed.

The 2017 line-up includes:



History Comes Alive

The courtyard at Rancho Los Cerritos is transformed into an outdoor playhouse for spring and summer living history theater. Stay tuned for details and dates for the 2018 season.