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Events: Art

Fri, 5/8 12:00pm

Cost: Included with paid Garden admission

Suzanne’s passion is painting and drawing botanical subjects. You can see much of her work at PV Art Center and during most of the warmer months at Malaga Cove Art Shows. Join Suzanne in the Gift Shop to hear more about her botanical art.


Sat, 5/9 10:00am

Included with paid Garden admission

In being more than just another pretty place, South Coast Botanic Garden is a dynamic space with many hidden trails and a playful curiosity that may just stir something inside of both children and adults. Traditionally National Public Gardens Day raises awareness of America’s public gardens and the various roles they play in communities nationwide. We are excited to open our gates for a day spent exploring the vast 87 acres of the Garden, but more importantly, diving into the layers of memories and nostalgia that make the Garden, “Your Garden”. We have partnered with our friends at Palos Verdes Library District in presenting their Pop-up Library to our youngest members. Our most unique and stunning plant collections will showcase small-group tours with insider knowledge on the intriguing stories of how they came to be and the Garden’s locally-world-famous instructors will be conducting hands-on demonstrations to teach you their tricks of their trade. In a great day to introduce friends and family to your special place, we truly thank you for your support.

There will be a Members-Only and VIP area in the Koi Pond from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm with refreshments and cookies. Please feel free to meet other members and recharge on a wonderful Spring day!

Activity Location Time Schedule Expert Guide
VIP and Members-Only Area Koi Pond 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation
Children Activities Children's Garden 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Urban Sitter - Community Partner
Pop-up Library Upper Meadow 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Palos Verdes Library District - Community Partner
El Rincon Native Plant Garden Tour El Rincon del Paraiso 10:00 AM Griselda Sasayama - Volunteer
Banyan Grove Tour Banyan Grove 10:30 AM Tanya Finney - Garden Superintendent
Yoga Demonstration Upper Meadow 11:00 AM Nicole Fagone - Yoga in the Garden
Desert Garden Tour Desert Garden 11:00 AM Laurel Woodley - Foundation Trustee
Propagation Tour Propagation Workshop 11:30 AM Jim Gardner - Foundation Vice President
Tai Chi Demonstration Upper Meadow 11:30 AM Angie Sierra - Tai Chi in the Garden Instructor
Volunteer/Children's Garden Tour Volunteer Garden 12:00 PM Robin Kirk - Docent and Foundation Trustee
Suzanne Gatlin - Docent
Yoga Demonstration Upper Meadow 12:00 PM Nicole Fagone - Yoga in the Garden Instructor
Fuchsia Garden Tour Fuchsia Garden 12:30 PM Marsha Hopwood - South Coast Fuchsia Society President
Gardening Demonstration Volunteer Garden 1:00 AM Farmer Andy  Vaughan - Junior Farmers Program
Future of the Garden Presentation Rose Garden 1:30 AM Peter Olpe - Foundation President

Fri, 5/15 9:00am

Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, (Skip 10), (Skip 17), 24, May 1, (Skip 8), 15

Series: $70 members / $85 non-members        

Class is limited to 15 students maximum on a first come, first serve basis.

Hisako Asano: M.F.A. in 2-D Design from University of Southern California (USC), Professor at University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 45+ years of teaching experience.

Instructor Hisako Asano will teach you how to capture paintings of nature that capture the soft-colored art form that is expressed in her teachings and techniques. You will learn to mix and blend colors and manipulate 3-D values with a single stroke.

MATERIALS LIST: 1.5” Hake brush, 11” x 15” Strathmore Series Watercolor Paper, water container, Viva brand paper towels, watercolor palette, transparent watercolor in tube: Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Lemon Yellow, Indio, Prussian Blue, Yellow Ochre. Materials can be purchased at Lyon Art Supplies: 441 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90802, (562) 435-5383


Sat, 5/23 5:30pm

Doors Open 5:30pm

Performance 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Frances Young Hall

$20 per person at the door

$18 per person presale

Contact Randy Chang at (310) 628-1547 to purchase tickets

E komo mai, come and hear our island stories through music and dance. Relax on the beach, enjoying your tropical drink, watching our beautiful sunsets and feeling our warm breezes of Aloha.


Sun, 5/24 1:30pm

Cost: Included with paid Garden admission

Learn about the lifecycle of the butterfly. Take a picture with a butterfly! Make a butterfly craft. We will also do a book reading and have a snack. Kids Club limited to first 20 children who sign up on the day of class.