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.
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!
The Hoffman/Jastermsky Family
Sarah B Jayne
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.