Mission: To serve the community by providing a unique horticultural and wildlife habitat experience, and to represent a model of excellence for land reclamation and sustainability.

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Garden Announcements

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May is an active time in the garden with lots of color, wildlife, classes and events to enjoy.  Be sure to make several trips this month to explore the garden in all its splendor.  Our expert crews are working overtime to tame the spring flush of growth and keep the beds and gardens weed free... a job I'm sure all of you can appreciate because your home garden needs the same tender loving care.  

We invite you to visit us on May 9th for National Public Gardens Day where we will have exclusive small-group tours and demonstrations. You won't want to miss the many plant shows and sales this month including the South Bay Epiphyllum Society. South Coast Rose Society "Celebration of Roses and Clematis" and the South Bay Geranium Society.  You can learn about these wonderful varieties and stock up for your summer garden.

2: Tai Chi in the Garden (drop-in class) – 8:00 am

2: Yoga in the Garden (drop-in class) – 9:30 am

3: South Coast Epiphyllum Society Show and Sale – 9:00 am

7: NEW! Ooh.La.Love - Le Jardin Romantique – 6:00 pm

8: Meet the Artist – Suzanne Kuuskamae – 12:00 pm

9: NEW! National Public Gardens Day: Discover South Coast Botanic Garden – 10:00 am

9: Yoga in the Garden (drop-in class) – 9:30 am

9: South Coast Rose Society Show and Sale – 10:00 am

10: Audubon Bird Walk – 8:00 am

10: Palos Verdes Symphonic Band Mother’s Day Concert – 5:00 pm

16: South Bay Geranium Society Show and Sale – 9:00 am

17: Surfrider Foundation: Ocean-friendly Garden Program – 10:30 am

20: Audubon Bird Walk – 8:00 am

21: Garden Walk: Grove and Tree Collections – 5:00 pm

23: NEW! Herbal Care for Companion Animals – 10:00 am

23: NEW! Aloha Sunset Land – 5:30 pm

24: Shop and Learn – Landscaping for a Butterfly-friendly Garden – 12:00 pm

24: Kids Club – Butterflies – 1:30 pm

24: Garden Lecture: The History of South Coast Botanic Garden – 3:00 pm

31: NEW! Colorful Summer Flowers in a Vase – 1:00 pm


 

 

1 month 1 day ago

April is such a beautiful time in the Garden with an abundance of plant and wildlife activity.  We could talk about the unusually warm weather, but truth be told, it has been downright hot.  We hope all of you come out this month to enjoy the Garden at its finest.

 
If you can only fit in one trip, make it to our annual Spring Plant Sale.  Remember to take advantage of your membership benefits and come early to the Members-Only Preview Sale.  The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society's 43rd Annual Show and Sale will also be happening this month so your containers and garden can be flush with new life and varieties. 

 

Mar. 30, Apr. 1, 3: NEW! Junior Farmers Program – Series 1 (Drop-in Class) – 10:30 am

4, 18, 25: Tai Chi in the Garden (Drop-in Class) – 8:00 am

4, 18, 25: Yoga in the Garden (Drop-in Class) – 9:30 am

6, 8, 10: NEW! Junior Farmers Program – Series 2 – 10:30 am

7, 14, 21, 28: Line Dancing in the Garden (Drop-in Class) – 11:00 am

8: Eco Gardener Series (Drop-in Class) – 3:30 pm

11, 12: South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale – 9:00 am

11: NEW! Natural Remedies – Taking Charge of Your Own Healthcare – 10:30 am

11: NEW! Meet the Artist – Alexandra Hofmeister-Daly – 12:00 pm

12, 15: Audubon Bird Walk – 8:00 am

12: Kids Club: Learn About Bees and Wasps – 1:30 pm

18: Spring Plant Sale – 7:00 am (members), 9:00 am (public)

19: NEW! Surfrider Foundation: Ocean-friendly Garden Program (Drop-in Class) – 10:30 am

25: NEW! Introduction to Herbal Health – 10:00 am


 

 

2 months 1 day ago

March is the month that kicks off spring in the Garden and we invite you, your family, neighbors and friends to join us for a wide array of events and programs to celebrate this prolific season.  So much is happening in the Garden!  The Cherry Blossoms, and the Festival that commemorates their beauty, are both in full swing this month.  Members of the South Coast African Violet Society are busy preparing for a wonderful show and sale and our classrooms are filling up with eco-friendly and health conscious classes. Registration is now open. Join us this spring and nurture your body, mind and soul as you stroll the Garden.

02/28, 03/01, 07, 08: Cherry Blossom Festival - 9:00am

02/28, 03/01, 07, 08: Family Picnic Day: Cherry Blossom Festival - 9:00am

01: Music in the Garden Showcasing Young Musicians of the Peninsula and South Bay - 12:00pm

03, 17, 24, 31: Line Dancing in the Garden - 11:00am

03, 10, 17, 24, 31: Ikebana Floral Design - 1:00pm

04, 11, 18, 25: Eco Gardener Series - 3:30pm

05, 19, 26: One Stroke Painting - 10:00am

06, 13, 20, 27: Oriental Impressionistic Watercolor - 9:00am

6, 13, 20, 27: Botanical Beauty- 10:00am

07, 08: Kids Club - Cherry Blossom Festival - 11:00am

07, 14, 21, 28: Tai Chi in the Garden - 8:00am

08: Surfrider Foundation: Ocean-friendly Garden Program - 10:30am

08, 18:  Audubon Bird Walks - 8:00am

14: South Coast African Violet Society Show and Sale - 11:00am

14, 21, 28:  Yoga in the Garden - 9:30am

14:  Meet the Artist: Carrie Mueller - 12:00pm

15: What is Naturopathic Medicine? - 10:30am

15: Springtime Floral Design Featuring Ranunculus - 1:00pm

29: Shop and Learn - Unusual World of Kalanchoe - 12:00pm

29: Garden Lecture - Heirloom Tomatoes: Past, Present and Future - 2:30pm

30:  Junior Farmers Program - Series 1 - 10:30am


 

 

 

2 months 2 weeks ago

 

Schedule: 

Stroll and Picnic in the Garden –  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Live Harp Performances  – 

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wine Tasting and Engraving – 

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a romantic day in the intimate setting of the Garden. The Gift Shop will be offering complimentary hot chocolate and Beckers Bakery cookies (while supplies last). End your stroll on the Amphitheater Lawn to meet Cuatro Dias Winery for complimentary wine tasting. Be sure to bring a lunch or light snacks for a picnic on the Amphitheater Lawn while Kristina Branes serenades you with live harp performances. 

 

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2 months 3 weeks ago

Spring is rapidly approaching, but the winter garden still offers botanical interest and lively events and classes to its visitors.  We welcome you for a stroll with your special Valentine and a picnic under the Cherry Blossom Trees.  We hope to see you many times this month as the Garden prepares for a bountiful spring.

1: Wings ‘n Things – 1:00 pm

2: NEW! Designing your California Native Garden – 1:30 pm

7: NEW! Hand-painted Valentine Workshop – 2:00 pm

8: Shop and Learn: Orchids – 12:00 pm

14: NEW! Sweetheart’s Stroll in the Garden – 9:00 am (events start at 12:00 pm)

14: Parenting Workshop: Growth, Mind Set, Praise with Mini Spa Session – 10:00 am

18: NEW! Native Wildflowers of the Palos Verdes Peninsula – 10:30 am

21: NEW! Organic Seeds: Selecting, Starting and Sowing for Spring – 1:30 pm

28: Basic Nature Photography – 9:00 am

28: Cherry Blossom Festival – 9:00 am

Please register for events and classes through the Guest Services Center (310) 544-1948.