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Events: Special Interest

Mon, 8/4 7:30pm

The California Native Plant Society - South Coast Chapter meets on the1st Monday of month of the month. For info call David Berman @ (310) 833-4377. 


Wed, 8/6 9:00am

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

To join please contact Vicky at (310) 544-1508 or


Wed, 8/6 3:00pm


Location: Classroom B
Cost: Class is FREE with paid Garden admission
Instructor: Water Replenishment District of Southern California

June 11. 2014 - Facebook Event: Eco Gardening Concepts

This class will show participants 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.

June 25, 2014 - Facebook Event: Edible Gardening for Beginners

This class is designed to teach homeowners the importance of a sustainable living. Participants learn about seasonal crops and nutrition. Promote a healthy living while beautifying the garden.  

July 9, 2014 - Facebook Event: Garden Design Features

This class will teach participants how to conduct a thorough site analysis, develop accurate plot plans, and effectively use overlays and construction details. These topics are essential when designing a
green and healthy garden.

July 23, 2014 - Facebook Event: Drought Tolerant Plants

This class is designed to teach homeowners the importance of using less water and drought tolerant plant materials in their gardens. Homeowners will become familiar with various trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that are readily available and well suited for water efficient gardens.

August 6, 2014 - Facebook Event: Drip & Sprinkler Care

This class is designed to introduce residents to new technology that allows for more accurate control of irrigation schedules. With the advent of Smart Controllers, residents have the ability to follow weather patterns that affect their gardens and landscapes. Different products are shown including ways to retrofit including drip system.

August 20, 2014 - Facebook Event: Eco Garden Care

It will provide the participants with an understanding of plant care and maintenance that they can use in their garden to make it more water efficient. Over 50 plants are id from California Natives to Drought Tolerant Plants. Eco friendly fertilizing is emphasized.


Sat, 8/9 10:00am

The California Rare Fruit Growers meets the second Satruday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.

The following meeting swill be held in the Koi Pond: April 12th, June 14th and Sept 13th. 

For additional information contact John Baskett at (310) 707-3903 or Carolyn Buchman (310) 370-7894.


Sun, 8/10 12:30pm
Facebook Event: Here
Location: Upper Meadow
Cost: $25 for Adults, $15 for Children (Ages 5-17)

Kick-off the Football Season and join with other USC Trojan supporters at the inaugural TrojanFest, a collaboration between the Trojan Club of San Pedro-Peninsula, Marshall Partners, the Alumni Club of the L.A. Beach Cities, Trojan League of South Bay, Young Alumni Council, and many more. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day with the Trojan Marching Band, Traveler, student athletes, and Trojans from across the South Bay. Kids will have a blast with games and activities while you connect with fellow alumni and friends. 

Take advantage of your entrance ticket and explore the South Coast Botanic Garden at your leisure. There will be plenty of free parking and food, wine, and beer will be available for purchase. Family-friendly pricing for a Trojan Family-friendly day.


Sun, 8/10 1:30pm

The Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Sunday of the month.

Brian Kemble will present “Treasures of the Sierra Madre: A Trip through Mexico’s Sierra Madre Oriental.” Kemble is Curator of the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA, and has grown succulents since the 70’s.  He has made more than 20 trips to Mexico, and will share photos of cacti, agaves, echeverias, yuccas, and other wonderful plants that he has found in habitat.

Lecture is at 1:30 PM,

For additional information contact society president Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886 and visit


Mon, 8/11 9:30am

The South Coast Fuchsia Society meets the second Monday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.

For additional information contact Marsha Hopwood at (310) 374-3255


Tue, 8/12 7:30pm

The South Bay Epiphyllum Society meets on the 2nd Tuesday of month.
For info call Dick Kohlschreiber @ (310) 833-6823

Wed, 8/13 9:00am

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

To join please contact Vicky at (310) 544-1508 or


Wed, 8/13 4:00pm
Don't miss our biggest Members-Only event of the year. To properly showcase the work accomplished last year and the exciting trajectory from here, we've prepared an elegant affair in a reinvention of our traditional meetings in the past. 
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4:00 pm - Reception
6:00 pm - Meeting and Dinner
The reception will be held in the iconic Rose Garden with hors d'oeuvres, wine and demonstrations by Chef Derek Brandon Walker, Flower Duet and a Meet and Greet with Deborah Richie-Bray, designer of the new Rose Garden!
The meeting and Dinner will occur on the Upper Meadow with Dinner catered by Misto Caffe & Bakery, with deserts by Two's a Party and BabyCakes Baking Company
Tickets required for reception and dinner for $35.00 per person
Please RSVP by August 1st.
Please contact Guest Services for tickets - 

(310) 544-1948