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Maloof Discovery Garden

Click on the "enter the Garden" link below to explore the extensive Maloof Discovery Garden

The Maloof Discovery Garden is open to the public on Friday and Saturday.

Hours: 10:00 - 4:00pm

Admission if free - no reservations needed.

Upcoming Garden Events




Call to K - 12 Students for Birdscapes in the Garden

February - May

(President's Weekend to Memorial Day Weekend)

For a printable version of this information, please click here


Purpose: An exhibit of birdhouses, Solitary bee houses and butterfly houses designed and created by K-12 students.

For  information contact Seth at


Field Trips to the Historic Home can be scheduled by contacting Heidi Burnett at


Guidelines for birdscapes:



  • No bigger than 1 cubic foot.
  • No heavier than 20 pounds.
  • All birdhouses must be designed for a family-friendly environment.
  • No nails or drilling in trees.
  • Individuals & team efforts are welcomed.
  • The Maloof Foundation is unable to provide building materials.
  • Birdhouses will be installed only in the Discovery Garden.

  • Birdhouses need to withstand a garden season (wind and rain).

  • Pick a bird from the included list of local birds, research the needs of the bird, and design your birdhouse to accommodate that bird.

Click here for more information on how to build a bird house.


Guidelines for Solitary bee houses:

Use bamboo or reeds with openings approx. 5/16" diameter, bundle together and tie with twine. 

Size approx. 6" x 6" x 6".  Seal one end off with wax.

Or you can drill several 5/16" holes in a block of wood, not drilling it all the way through.

Click here for more information on how to build a Solitary bee house.

Guidelines for butterfly houses:

Similar to bird houses, but smaller, narrower and has long narrow slits for openings.

Click here for more information on how to build a butterfly house.

Schedule: Deliver/Install – 

Please email  for dates


Take Down/Pick Up – 

Please email  for dates


Birds in the area around The Maloof Foundation (taken from eBird Field Checklist)

Pick a bird to research and design the appropriate bird house.




Pigeons and Doves

  • Rock Pigeon

  • Band-tailed Pigeon

  • Eurasian Collared-Dove

  • Mourning Dove


  • Common Poorwill


  • Vaux's Swift

  • White-throated Swift



  • Black-chinned Hummingbird

  • Anna's Hummingbird

  • Costa's Hummingbird

  • Rufous Hummingbird

  • Allen's Hummingbird

  • Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird

  • hummingbird sp.



  • Killdeer



  • Red-naped Sapsucker

  • Acorn Woodpecker

  • Downy Woodpecker

  • Nuttall's Woodpecker

  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker

  • Hairy Woodpecker

  • Northern Flicker

Tyrant Flycatchers: Pewees, Kingbirds, and Allies

  • Olive-sided Flycatcher

  • Western Wood-Pewee

  • Willow Flycatcher

  • Hammond's Flycatcher

  • Gray Flycatcher

  • Pacific-slope Flycatcher

  • Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher)

  • Black Phoebe

  • Say's Phoebe

  • Ash-throated Flycatcher

  • Cassin's Kingbird

  • Western Kingbird

  • flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.)



  • Bell's Vireo

  • Hutton's Vireo

  • Warbling Vireo

Jays, Magpies, Crows, and Ravens

  • Steller's Jay

  • California Scrub-Jay

  • American Crow

  • Common Raven


Martins and Swallows

  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow

  • Tree Swallow

  • Violet-green Swallow

  • Barn Swallow

  • Cliff Swallow

  • swallow sp.

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice

  • Mountain Chickadee

  • Oak Titmouse

Penduline-Tits and Long-tailed Tits

  • Bushtit



  • Rock Wren

  • Canyon Wren

  • House Wren

  • Bewick's Wren


  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

  • California Gnatcatcher



  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Parrotbills, Wrentit, and Allies

  • Wrentit


  • Western Bluebird

  • Hermit Thrush

  • American Robin

Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers

  • California Thrasher

  • Northern Mockingbird


  • Cedar Waxwing


  • Phainopepla

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies

  • House Finch

  • Cassin's Finch

  • Lesser Goldfinch

  • Lawrence's Goldfinch

  • American Goldfinch

  • Spinus sp. (goldfinch sp.)

New World Sparrows

  • Chipping Sparrow

  • Black-chinned Sparrow

  • Brewer's Sparrow

  • Spizella sp.

  • Black-throated Sparrow

  • Lark Sparrow

  • Fox Sparrow

  • Dark-eyed Junco

  • White-crowned Sparrow

  • Golden-crowned Sparrow

  • Bell's Sparrow

  • Sagebrush/Bell's Sparrow (Sage Sparrow)

  • Vesper Sparrow

  • Savannah Sparrow

  • Song Sparrow

  • Lincoln's Sparrow

  • California Towhee

  • Rufous-crowned Sparrow

  • Spotted Towhee

  • sparrow sp.

Yellow-breasted Chat

  • Yellow-breasted Chat


  • Yellow-headed Blackbird

  • Western Meadowlark

  • Hooded Oriole

  • Bullock's Oriole

  • Brewer's Blackbird

  • Great-tailed Grackle


  • Orange-crowned Warbler

  • Nashville Warbler

  • Common Yellowthroat

  • Yellow Warbler

  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

  • Black-throated Gray Warbler

  • Townsend's Warbler

  • Hermit Warbler

  • Wilson's Warbler

Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Allies

  • Western Tanager

  • Black-headed Grosbeak

  • Blue Grosbeak

  • Lazuli Bunting

Disclaimer: Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts (SAMFAC) reserves the right to reject submissions that do not meet criteria, remove an installation if it becomes a problem (falls apart or becomes damaged in the wind, etc.) Furthermore, SAMFAC cannot guarantee the condition of the birdhouses upon conclusion of the project due to natural outdoor conditions.

Pruning and Planting 2020

Saturday, March 21 - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 9 - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 10 - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Tentative

Saturday, November - TBD


Gardeners of all experience levels are invited to assist with planting and pruning and to take advantage of hands-on learning opportunities at the Foundation’s water-wise Discovery Garden.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools (such as clippers, trowels, loppers, and/or shovels).


For information contact 909.980.0412 or

Sculptures in the Garden

June 2021 - April 2023

Matters of Gravity:

Art by Tanya Kovaleski & Martha Moran

Links to Sculpture in Garden 2016 Catalog

Opening Reception Cookie Recipes

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