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Sat, 4/25 10:00am


Cost: $25 members / $35 non-members           

Materials Fee: $5 (payable to instructor) 

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

 Herbs and medicinal foods are traditional medicines that form the basis of our own traditional healthcare system. Herbs are still used throughout the world as a primary source of healthcare in many countries. In this fun, aromatic and flavorful class, students will learn about traditional herbs for healing, nourishment, health maintenance and first aid.

Students will have the opportunity to try different forms of herbal medicines and medicinal foods. Students will also take home a number of different handmade products including teas, tinctures and salves with recipes to make your own herbal medicines at home and a solid introduction to herbs/foods for healing.


Sun, 4/26 10:00am

The South Coast Bosai Association meets the fourth Sunday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of December.

For additional information contact Ken Ueda at (310) 987-6345.


Mon, 5/4 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, 5/4 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, 5/4 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


Thu, 5/7 6:00pm

Engaged couples are invited to enjoy a romantic evening in the Garden for our third series of the Ooh.La.Love Soiree. Sip and savor champagne and small-bite appetizers while you hand-pick elements to incorporate into your special day. For more information about this event please visit For wedding professionals and vendor inquiries, please email for additional information. 


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 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.

Schedule of Tours and Demonstrations will be posted here soon!


Sat, 5/9 10:00am

The South Bay California Rare Fruit Growers meet the Second Saturday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.

For additional information contact John Baskett at (310) 707-3903


Sun, 5/10 8:00am

No fees associated with this class

40+ years of combined birding experience in conducting and documenting sightings.

Are you interested in birds? Join 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, water and sunscreen are  recommended. Binoculars can be purchased at Wild Birds Unlimited in Torrance.