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Events: Floral

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!


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, 5/31 1:00pm

Cost: $75 members / $85 non-members                       

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

Registration for this class is required 48 hours in advance of class start date.

Kit Wertz and Casey Schwartz: Custom Wedding/Event Florists and Floral Design Instructors, Kit and Casey are a sister team. They own and operate Flower Duet with over 20 years of professional experience.

Learn how to create a fabulous composition of fresh flowers using a collection of hot shades including fuchsia, red, orange and cool blue in a vase. Flower Duet will show students how to design in a vase using the tricks of the floral trade. All supplies included. Students will take home their designs.