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Back to Natives Nursery at Santiago Park

The Nursery is open every Saturday from 10AM to 3PM.

Closed in inclement weather! If in doubt, call 949-509-4787.

Please leave your dogs or other pets at home when visiting the BTN Nursery. We are connected to the Santa Ana Police Wheeler Canine Training Facility, and we are growing these plants for habitat restoration. Your dog could compromise Police training if it is occurring and our efforts of habitat restoration by marking the plants and preventing their use in habitat.

The Back to Natives Nursery in Santiago Park features a 30’x36’ greenhouse structure where volunteers propagate plants for habitat restoration and for sale to the public to raise funds for environmentasl educuation programs.

The nursery is also open for educational programs and volunteer events, or by appointment.

Check a current plant availability list HERE.

Nursery questions? btnNurserySantiago@backtonatives.org

Fall Native Plant Sale & Open House
November 22, 10AM – 3PM

Join us at the Back to Natives Nursery at Santiago Park to celebrate the completion of our new propagation shade structure and plant tables! Knowledgeable staff members and volunteers will be ready to assist with plant selection. Everyone is welcome! BTN supporting members receive a 10% discount on purchases.  Renew or become a member at the sale! Relax under our shade structure for one of the free mini-workshops offered throughout the day.

10:30   Native Butterfly Host and Nectar Plants
11:30   Irrigating Natives: Basics for Beginners
1:00     Designing a Native Garden
2:00     Maintaining your Native Garden

Directions:  PLEASE obtain directions before getting in your car!  If you use your GPS and go to this address, you WILL get lost!

This is the closest address to the nursery:

600 E Memory Lane
Santa Ana Ca, 92705

The Google links are more precise.  https://goo.gl/maps/rdjIC

Google Link (from the 5 fwy): https://goo.gl/maps/9MIzC

Google Link (from the 22 fwy): https://goo.gl/maps/M0Shb

Parking:  After you turn in at the Santiago Nature Reserve Sign, drive past the Nature Center and park. Carpooling is recommended. Parking is extremely limited. Here is a map.

Santiago Park Nature Reserve Sign

Where to meet us: 

1. Walk east down the road, away from the street and the Nature Center, past two metal slides on a steep hill.

2. Turn left at the gate just before the railroad bridge. If you make it to the Archery field you have gone too far!

This is the gate:

No donation is too small, and any support that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Donate to the Back to Natives' Nursery at Santiago Park.

For volunteer opportnities,click HERE.

Thank you to these Donors for helping the BTN Greenhouse become a reality!

Rachel Ameser
Alice Apkarian
Ara Apkarian
William Ayer
Lisa Bravo
Deborah Brin
Scott Burau
Christine Carrier
Don Cribb
Virginia Dodge
Stephen Ehrenberg
Roberta Fox
Naomi Gruenthal

Rosemary Hackett
Curtis Hildt
Becky Hinton
Carol Hinton
The Hoffman/Jastermsky Family
Sarah B Jayne
Eden Kennan
Debbie Koken
Sharona Keshrim
Kevin Lam
Doug McCaulley
Jennifer McElfresh
Steven Morton
Leon Nash
Julianne Nichols
Tricia Nichols
Jeannie Pascuzzi
Heather Pritchard
Susan Rodriguez
Mitchell Shatzen
Melissa Teeling
Eileen Tsai
Margaret Weir
Lori Whalen
June Yamada
Deloitte
City of Santa Ana, Parks & Recreation Department
Mothers Market & Kitchen, Santa Ana

BTN is a California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation and is a Non Profit Public Charity under section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to BTN are deductible under section 170 of the IR Code as of February 13, 2007. We are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the IR Code.