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Events: Special Interest

Mon, 3/2 9:30am

The South Coast Floral Arrangers meets the first Monday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of July and August.

For additional information contact Gudy Kimmel at (310) 530-2382 or Judy Unrine at (310) 378-0227


Mon, 3/2 6:00pm

The California Native Plant Society meets the first Monday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of July and October.

For additional information contact David Berman at (310) 833-4377


Mon, 3/2 7:00pm

The Palos Verdes Begonia Society meets the first Monday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of August and September.

For additional information contact Carol Knight at (310) 833-3466


Wed, 3/4 8:00am

Sundays and Wednesdays

No fees associated with this class

Martin Byhower and Stephanie Bryan: 40+ years of combined birding experience in conducting and documenting sightings.

Are you interested in birds? Join Stephanie Bryan and Martin Byhower of the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society as they tour the Garden in search of birds. Bird walks are a great way to learn to identify birds. No experience is required, but binoculars are recommended. The group meets in the Courtyard and then heads out into the Garden. Please arrive punctually should you wish to join the group. Binoculars recommended. Binoculars can be purchased at Wild Birds Unlimited in Torrance.


Wed, 3/4 9:00am

Volunteer group that meets every Wednesday and makes crafts for our Gift Shop.

To join please contact Darlene  at (310) 544-6818 or


Wed, 3/4 10:00am

For more information, please call Kitty Guzman at (562) 428-6552 or visit their website at


Wed, 3/4 3:30pm

Wednesdays, March, 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8

Included with paid Garden admission

The Water Replenishment District of Southern California has been providing this program for the public since 2010 dedicated to various tried and true conservation strategies.

The Water Replenishment District of Southern California will show students the importance of implementing a design program when installing or renovating their garden. The class focuses on design concepts and ideas for creating a water-efficient garden, including selection of plants and materials.


Fri, 3/6 10:00am

Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, 27

Series: $100 members / $115 non-members     

Materials Fee: $25 (payable to instructor, one-time fee)

Julie James: Owner and Director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, UCCE Master Gardener and Certified Herbalist

Learn about the benefits of using herbs and natural products on your skin and hair. This workshop will include information on how to use these ingredients to make your own herbal skin care and beauty products while offering an introduction to botanical beauty. This four-part course will offer a tutorial on how to choose ingredients for skin types, skin first aid and desired effects. Students will dive into processes for making a range of beauty products, including creams, facial masks, sprays, toners, scrubs and bath salts, creating a relaxing spa experience with our homemade products.


Sat, 3/7 9:00am

Saturdays and Sundays, February 28, March 1, 7, 8

Locations: Sakura Meadow, Amphitheater Lawn, Upper and Lower Meadows

Included with paid Garden admission


Feel free to bring some food, blankets and/or chairs and have your picnic under the Cherry Blossoms on the Sakura Meadow and Amphitheater Lawn, or on the Upper and Lower Meadows. A self-guided tour and information sheet will be available. Please visit the Gift Shop for more information.

On Saturday, March 7, we will be partnering with the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI) to provide a number of cultural performances and activities. Following is the current schedule of events. Sound for the event will be generously provided by VOX DJs.


Upper Meadow

GVJCI presents Kyuudo Renmei (Archery) 11:00 am

GVJCI presents Southern California Naginata Federation 12:00 pm

GVJCI Tomo no Kai Chika’s Ukulele and Harriet’s Hula 1:00 pm

GVJCI Taiko 2:00 pm

GVJCI Mel’s Ukulele Class Performance 3:00 pm


Lower Meadow

SCBG Yoga Demonstrations by Nicole Fagone 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SCBG Tai Chi Demonstrations by Angie Sierra 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

GVJCI Tomo no Kai – Gentle Yoga: 3:30 pm



GVJCI Tomo no Kai’s Karaoke Club – Evelyn Maewaki (Singing Enka) 12:30 pm

GVJCI SSJAM – Michael Murata (Guitar) 1:30 pm

GVJCI Tanoshii Tanka – Genie Nakano (Tanka) 2:30 pm


Upper Meadow Pergola

SCBG Kids Club 11:00 am – 2:00 pm


Hall (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

GVJCI Japanese Language School Work

GVJCI Sansei Stories

GVJCI presents Meito Calligraphy


Okinawa Association of America

Roots Community Supported Agriculture

SCBG Ikebana Display

SCBG Oriental Impressionistic Watercolor Art Display

South Coast Bonsai Association Bonsai Display


Sat, 3/7 10:00am

$35 members / $40 non-members

Elaine Skaggs: Owner, CLC, CLE, CPD is a nationally Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), a certified Doula with DONA and a UCLA Certified Lactation Educator. Megan Brown, with a Degree in Education, was a fourth grade teacher in Manhattan Beach. She will share what she observed in the classroom and how to help your toddler become the best learner possible.

Preschool Ready or Not – The Tools for School

When looking at a preschool we need to evaluate our goals specific to our child. These are special years that can form how our little one views school. "What type of learner will my child become with this style of teaching?" Many more questions should be asked when sending our little ones off to their first school. We will have treats for you to enjoy as you learn about this important tool.