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  • Garden Lecture: The History of Palos Verdes and the South Coast Botanic Garden

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    Lecture included with paid Garden admission

    Speaker: Peter Olpe

     

    Peter Olpe will talk about the history of Palos Verdes, and the people and geology that helped create the South Coast Botanic Garden.

     

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  • Bird Lectures - Winter 2013 (Series Begins Jan. 16)

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    Wednesdays

    January 16, 23, February 13, March 6

    $23 members / $33 non-members

    Instructors: Eric and Ann Brooks

     

    Have fun studying and identifying many of the species of birds found in Southern California. Class uses slides, videos, and printed materials. Discussions revolve around birding books, binoculars, and periodicals.

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  • Use Feng Shui to Bring Good Luck to Your Garden

    Location: 
    classrooma

    $30 members / $40 non-members

    Instructor: Shelley Sparks

     

    Your garden can be more than a haven for you and the wildlife around you. It can actually bring good luck to your life. How is this possible? Join Shelley Sparks, author of Secrets of the Land, as she discusses practical, easy, and beautiful additions to your garden and how they can help the luck in your life. Through the practices of Feng Shui and Landscape Design, she creates harmony, healing, and beneficial qualities to her client’s home, business, and garden environments. She believes that as we bring our environments into balance we live happier and healthier lives, benefit all that we relate to, and help heal the earth.

     

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  • Tai Chi in the Garden - Winter 2013 (Series Begins Jan. 5)

    Location: 
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    Saturdays

    January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23

    $50 members / $60 non-members

    Instructor: Master Wang Hui

     

    An ancient Chinese Technique emphasizing relaxation, balance, coordination, and agility, Tai Chi is a total system of exercises promoting circulation, flexibility, and inner strength, as well as mental and physical discipline. Living in California, Master Wang is an authentic Monk from The Shaolin Temple in China challenging the principles he was taught throughout his life. Practice Tai Chi to improve your health and rejuvenate your life! **Drop-ins at the day of the class are allowed and are $10 per class.  Please register in the Gift Shop.

     

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  • Yoga in the Garden - Winter 2013 (Series Begins Jan. 5)

    Location: 
    patio

    Saturdays

    January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23

    $80 members / $90 non-members

    Instructor: Renee Yazdi

     

    When we have the opportunity to take yoga out of the studio and into a natural setting, we can experience the true beauty in the practice. In these eight weeks, feel the peace and energy of the garden become one with you. The pace and difficulty of this class is appropriate for most individuals. Each class will begin with joint opening, progress to deeper stretches and flows, and ultimately be guided into meditation. Please bring a mat and dress for the outside. In the event of rain, we will still have class, but we may need to move it inside.

    **Drop-ins are allowed and are $12 per class for members and $15 per class for non-members. Please register in the Gift Shop.

     

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  • Tram Tour

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    Docent guided Tram Tour.  Tour lasts about 45 minutes and travels the Tram Road which is about a one-mile loop around the garden.  Various points of interest are discussed. You will not disembark the tram.  

    Cost is $5 per person, payable at the admission window, on a first come, first served basis.


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  • Heirloom Tomatoes in the South Bay

    Location: 
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    Lecture included with paid Garden admission
    Speaker: Peter Olpe

    Peter Olpe will talk about history, care, and culture of heirloom tomatoes, in a lecture that is sure to appeal to both beginners and experienced growers. What makes a tomato an heirloom? Why do home grown tomatoes taste so much better than store bought? When should you really plant tomatoes? These questions and much more will be answered in this interesting lecture. Heirloom tomatoes will be available for sale at the end of the lecture.

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  • Financial Planning Seminars: Get Financially Fit!

    Location: 
    classrooma

    Seminars included with paid Garden admission

    Speaker: Dean Billman, First Vice President – Wealth Management Fund Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

    These seminars are all firm approved with a slide show and handouts, and completely compliance approved. Let Dean answer all your financial questions for future planning.

    April 6: Secure Your Legacy

    This seminar presentation provides an overview of wealth planning topics: including estate tax law changes, estate planning tools, and trusts. 

    April 27: Preparing Your Child for College – The 529 Savings Plan

    Dean will discuss various 529 savings plans and how to distribute it to your child and any immediate family member.

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  • Financial Planning Seminars: Get Financially Fit!

    Location: 
    classrooma

    Seminars included with paid Garden admission

    Speaker: Dean Billman, First Vice President – Wealth Management Fund Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

    These seminars are all firm approved with a slide show and handouts, and completely compliance approved. Let Dean answer all your financial questions for future planning.

    April 6: Secure Your Legacy

    This seminar presentation provides an overview of wealth planning topics: including estate tax law changes, estate planning tools, and trusts. 

    April 27: Preparing Your Child for College – The 529 Savings Plan

    Dean will discuss various 529 savings plans and how to distribute it to your child and any immediate family member.

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  • Tai Chi in the Garden - Spring 2013 Series 1 (Series Begins Mar. 2)

    Location: 
    patio

    Series 1

    Saturdays

    March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20

    Note: On March 16, 23, and 30, class will be from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

    $60 members / $70 non-members

    Instructor: Master Wang Hui

    An ancient Chinese Technique emphasizing relaxation, balance, coordination, and agility, Tai Chi is a total system of exercises promoting circulation, flexibility, and inner strength, as well as mental and physical discipline. Living in California, Master Wang is an authentic Monk from The Shaolin Temple in China challenging the principles he was taught throughout his life. Practice Tai Chi to improve your health and rejuvenate your life! **Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $10 per class. Please register in the Gift Shop.

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