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Events: Family And Kids

Sat, 5/9 9:00am

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 with refreshments and cookies. Please feel free to meet other members and recharge on a wonderful Spring day!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

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

 

Sun, 5/10 5:00pm

$9 per person at the door, Children 12 and under are free

Bring Mom to the Garden to hear the band as they perform this very popular Mother’s Day Concert. This 60-person symphonic band is under the direction of David Stanton and consists of local musicians who wish to bring you the best of concert band music. Their repertoire includes original concert band music, jazz, show tunes, marches and folk favorites from America and around the world.


 

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 12:00pm

Cost: Included with paid Garden admission

Andrew Anderson: Owner and Operator of The Urban Farmer landscape design company

Andrew will take guests through creating and adding butterfly-friendly plants to your garden. Plants used to help several varieties of butterflies flourish along with specific plants caterpillars need to grow will be available for sale and incorporation to your own garden from Ricardo’s Nursery. In a time when butterfly populations are dwindling, their ability to pollinate our food sources and flowers depends on their available food sources. You can help butterflies thrive while enjoying a butterfly sanctuary in your own backyard.


 

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.


 

Fri, 6/26 10:00am

Fridays, Jun. 26, Jul. 17, Aug. 14

Cost: $70 members/$95 nonmembers    

Materials Fee: $10/class        

Drop-in Cost: $30 members/$40 nonmembers    

Farmer Andy and Farmer Allison will take young ones (Grades K - 2) through the fragrant and interesting world of herb gardening. This hands-on program will encourage growth and exploration with 3 interactive days centered around soil, seeds and ‘senses’. Children will get a special take-home starter kit after each class. Parent supervision is requested.

Farmer Andy Vaughan: Owner and Director of CaliFarmer, UCCE Master Gardener, Edible Landscaper and School Garden Educator. Farmer Allison Fitzhugh:  Certified California Nursery Professional (CCNP), Urban Farmer with Farmscape, School Garden Educator.


 

Fri, 6/26 1:00pm

Fridays, Jun. 26, Jul. 17, Aug. 14

Cost: $80 members/$105 nonmembers    

Materials Fee: $15/class        

Drop-in Cost: $35 members/$40 nonmembers    

Farmer Andy and Farmer Allison will take young ones (Grades 3 - 5) through the fragrant and interesting world of herb gardening. This hands-on program will encourage growth and exploration with 3 interactive days centered around soil, seeds and ‘senses’ with a more in-depth approach. Children will get a special take-home starter kit after each class. Parent supervision is requested.

Farmer Andy Vaughan: Owner and Director of CaliFarmer, UCCE Master Gardener, Edible Landscaper and School Garden Educator. Farmer Allison Fitzhugh:  Certified California Nursery Professional (CCNP), Urban Farmer with Farmscape, School Garden Educator.


 

Fri, 7/17 10:00am

Fridays, Jun. 26, Jul. 17, Aug. 14

Cost: $70 members/$95 nonmembers    

Materials Fee: $10/class        

Drop-in Cost: $30 members/$40 nonmembers    

Farmer Andy and Farmer Allison will take young ones (Grades K - 2) through the fragrant and interesting world of herb gardening. This hands-on program will encourage growth and exploration with 3 interactive days centered around soil, seeds and ‘senses’. Children will get a special take-home starter kit after each class. Parent supervision is requested.

Farmer Andy Vaughan: Owner and Director of CaliFarmer, UCCE Master Gardener, Edible Landscaper and School Garden Educator. Farmer Allison Fitzhugh:  Certified California Nursery Professional (CCNP), Urban Farmer with Farmscape, School Garden Educator.


 

Fri, 7/17 1:00pm

Fridays, Jun. 26, Jul. 17, Aug. 14

Cost: $80 members/$105 nonmembers    

Materials Fee: $15/class        

Drop-in Cost: $35 members/$40 nonmembers    

Farmer Andy and Farmer Allison will take young ones (Grades 3 - 5) through the fragrant and interesting world of herb gardening. This hands-on program will encourage growth and exploration with 3 interactive days centered around soil, seeds and ‘senses’ with a more in-depth approach. Children will get a special take-home starter kit after each class. Parent supervision is requested.

Farmer Andy Vaughan: Owner and Director of CaliFarmer, UCCE Master Gardener, Edible Landscaper and School Garden Educator. Farmer Allison Fitzhugh:  Certified California Nursery Professional (CCNP), Urban Farmer with Farmscape, School Garden Educator.


 

Fri, 8/14 10:00am

Fridays, Jun. 26, Jul. 17, Aug. 14

Cost: $70 members/$95 nonmembers    

Materials Fee: $10/class        

Drop-in Cost: $30 members/$40 nonmembers    

Farmer Andy and Farmer Allison will take young ones (Grades K - 2) through the fragrant and interesting world of herb gardening. This hands-on program will encourage growth and exploration with 3 interactive days centered around soil, seeds and ‘senses’. Children will get a special take-home starter kit after each class. Parent supervision is requested.

Farmer Andy Vaughan: Owner and Director of CaliFarmer, UCCE Master Gardener, Edible Landscaper and School Garden Educator. Farmer Allison Fitzhugh:  Certified California Nursery Professional (CCNP), Urban Farmer with Farmscape, School Garden Educator.


 

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