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Wed, 3/25 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, 3/25 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 dlackey@parks.lacounty.gov


 

Wed, 3/25 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.


 

Thu, 3/26 7:15pm

The South Bay Geranium Society meets the fourth Thursday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of May, August, November, and December.

For additional information contact Donna Leslie-Dennis at (562) 428-0611


 

Fri, 3/27 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.


 

Fri, 3/27 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.


 

Sun, 3/29 12:00pm

Included with paid Garden admission

Laurel Woodley: M.A. Biology (UCLA), Zoology and Entymology, Minor in Botany. Former Biology Chair of LA Harbor College, Former Department Head of Biology for LA Southwestern College and Foundation Trustee

Laurel Woodley will cover the unique succulent, Kalanchoe, and how they might be incorporated into one’s landscape. With approximately 150 species to choose from, Laurel will discuss which ones are best used in a Southern California garden. Laurel will also teach students about how to grow these specialty plants. There will be ample opportunity and encouragement for participation during the presentation.


 

Sun, 3/29 2:30pm

Included with paid Garden admission

Peter Olpe will talk about the history, care and culture of heirloom tomatoes. What makes a tomato an heirloom? Why do home grown tomatoes taste so much better that store bought? When should you really plant tomatoes? These questions and much more will be answered in this interesting lecture. Heirloom tomatoes specifically chosen to grow well in the South Bay will be available for sale at the end of the lecture.


 

Mon, 3/30 10:30am

March 30, April 1, 3

Classroom B and Garden Grounds

Series: $30 members / $40 non-members          

Drop-in: $12 members / $15 non-members        

Materials Fee: $5 (payable to instructor, one-time fee)

Andy Vaughan: Owner and Director of CaliFarmer, UCCE Master Gardener, Edible Landscaper and School Garden Educator.

Farmer Andy will take your young ones (ages 5 – 12 years old) through the exciting world of farming and gardening. This hands-on program will encourage growth and exploration by taking Junior Farmers, parents and grandparents on a journey from farm-to-table including the germination process of seeds and how our worm friends help seeds grow into food.


 

Wed, 4/1 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.


 

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