Mission: To serve the community by providing a unique horticultural and wildlife habitat experience, and to represent a model of excellence for land reclamation and sustainability.

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Garden Announcements

22 hours 3 min ago

SCBG: Past Present and Future
Saturday, January 31 at 2 pm 
Classroom A
Peter Olpe, volunteer and SCBGF president, will talk about the history of Palos Verdes, the people and the geology that helped create the South Coast Botanic Garden, followed by an overview of the Garden's Vision Plan for the future.  Come and enjoy a very interesting lecture as part of your day at the Garden!

Sunday, February 1 at 1 pm 
Frances Young Hall 
Join Colleen MacKay, Regional Park Superintendent at the Whittier Nature Center to learn more about our winged friends. There will be a short presentation followed by a question and answer period. A great horned owl and hawk are just some of the friends visiting the Garden that day. 



1 week 1 day ago

Don't miss out on these great programs at the Garden this weekend! 

Saturday, January 24

Sunday, January 25

Please call (310) 544-1948 or click on the links above for more information. 



2 weeks 6 days ago

Family Open House

Did you know that the Garden has programs for children and families?  
Did you know that there are plans for a brand new children's garden? 

Come see what SCBG has to offer you and your family by coming to our family-friendly Open House.  You can learn about our programs and the new children's garden.  Snacks, refreshments and family friendly activities planned.  Bring the whole family!

5:00 - 7:00 PM 

Demos and activities by SCBG Foundation, South Bay Breastfeeding and Infant Development Center, Redondo Beach and Torrance Macaroni Kid, Urban Sitter, Farmer Andy of CaliFarmer, the Art Experience Studio and Cultural Care Au Pair.

Call (310) 544-1948 for more information. 



1 month 3 days ago

Join us in welcoming a new year by visiting us at the Garden and participating in some of the many classes and events listed below. What a great way to kick-start those resolutions, learn something new and have some fun! 

3: Tai Chi in the Garden – 8:00 am

3: Introduction to Yoga Workshop – 9:30 am

4: Rose Pruning Demonstration – 12:00 pm

6: Ikebana Floral Design – 1:00 pm

7: One Stroke Painting – 10:00 am

9: Oriental Impressionistic Watercolor – 9:00 am

10: Yoga in the Garden – 9:30 am

10: Parenting Workshops: the Terrific Twos – 10:00 am

11: Audubon Bird Walk – 8:00 am

12: NEW! Beginning Botanical Drawing – 10:00 am

13: Line Dancing in the Garden – 10:45 am

14: Palette of Art for Kids – 4:00 pm

14: Family-Friendly Open House - 5:00 pm 

15: Animation/Cartooning for Kids – 4:00 pm

17: NEW! Basic Nature Photography – 9:00 am

17: NEW! Introduction to Ikebana Floral Design – 10:00 am

17: NEW! Organic Vegetable Gardening for Winter – 1:30 pm

18: Fuchsia Pruning and Propagation Demonstration – 2:00 pm

20: Mommy and Me Yoga – 9:30 am

21: Audubon Bird Walks – 8:00 am

24: Basic Nature Photography – 9:00 am

25: Shop and Learn: Blooming Aloes – 12:00 pm

25: Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration – 1:00 pm

25: NEW! Beach Floral Design in Compote Container – 1:00 pm

31: NEW! Pine Needle Basket Weaving – 10:00 am

31: History of South Coast Botanic Garden – 2:00 pm

Please register for events and classes through the Guest Services Center (310) 544-1948.



2 months 6 days ago
Let the Holiday festivities begin!  A lot is happening this December at the Garden.  Visit us for music, art, shopping and a little bit of "The Islands" here in So Cal.  Click on the links below for more information. Register in advance to ensure a place in class! 
06:  SCBGF's Holiday Boutique -  10:00 am
13:  Meet the Artists at The Gift Shop - 9 am to 5 pm
13:  2nd Annual Holiday In Hawaii - 6:00 pm 
14:  Audubon Bird Walk - 8:00 am 
24: Last Minute Shoppers Special at The Gift Shop - 9 am to 5 pm
Please register for events and classes through the  Guest Services Center (310) 544-1948