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December 2016
December 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Garden Grounds, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Saturdays, Dec. 17, 24, 31 Cost: Included with Garden admission Location: Garden Grounds As winter sets in around the South Bay and families begin their holiday breaks, serene mornings in the Garden set a calm stage for the bustling holiday season. Grab the family or a sweetheart and join the birds for a crisp morning. Enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate (compliments of the Gift Shop) to warm your body and belly. No registration required.

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December 31, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Garden Grounds, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Saturdays, Dec. 17, 24, 31 Cost: Included with Garden admission Location: Garden Grounds As winter sets in around the South Bay and families begin their holiday breaks, serene mornings in the Garden set a calm stage for the bustling holiday season. Grab the family or a sweetheart and join the birds for a crisp morning. Enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate (compliments of the Gift Shop) to warm your body and belly. No registration required.

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January 2017
January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Koi Pond Patio, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

We apologize, but this event has been canceled. For questions, please contact Guest Services at (310) 544-1948.

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February 2017
February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Koi Pond Patio, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

We apologize, but this event has been canceled.  For questions, please call the Guest Services Center at (310) 544-1948.

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February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Upper Meadow, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

**This event is sold out.  Please reserve your tickets for WILD: WOLVES – AN ECOLOGICAL KEYSTONE on Sunday, May 7th by clicking here. **     ‘The World of Wolves’ is an exciting presentation allowing up close and personal interactions with ambassador wolves like Damu and his friends. Project Wildsong presenters will give an overview about wolves and discuss topics such as wolf habitat, diet, physical characteristics, pack structure and the ways in which wolves communicate. Feel free to bring…

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March 2017
March 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 5, 2017

South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 4 and 5 9:00am – 5:00pm Included with Garden admission Picnic Location: Upper, Lower and Sakura Meadows  Join us at the Garden as the showy, ornamental cherry trees bring forth their spectacular blooms in drifts of soft pink. In Japanese culture, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and beauty of life. Visit Guest Services or the Gift Shop for additional information about the Cherry Blossom Festival. Enjoy your visit. Picnics are not provided; however feel free…

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March 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Upper Meadow, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Included with Garden admission Location: Upper Meadow Cherry blossoms are the richly symbolic national flower of Japan. With a short blooming season, many believe Cherry Blossoms symbolize the fleeting beauty of life. Join us for a “hanami” or Cherry Blossom viewing as you stroll through the Garden, and stop by the Upper Meadow for live performances by Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI) Tomo no Kai Chika’s Ukulele and Harriet’s Hula, Bando Hidesomi, Michael Murata, Prota Taiko,…

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March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN: SHOWCASING YOUNG MUSICIANS OF THE PENINSULA AND SOUTH BAY Included with Garden admission Location: Frances Young Hall Presented by the Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic. Young musicians from the Peninsula and other South Bay schools will be performing in the Hall, Koi Pond Patio and Garden Grounds. Visit www.pclaphil.org for more information and to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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March 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Meadow, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with Garden admission Picnic Location: Lower Meadow The veggie and herb beds are bursting with abundance! Our volunteers tend and care for several ‘demonstration’ beds of vegetables and herbs. This will give you a good idea of what will thrive in your veggie beds! Visit Guest Services or the Gift Shop for additional information about the veggie and herb beds for your self-guided tour and enjoy your visit. Picnics are not provided; however feel free to bring your own.

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April 2017
April 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Meadow, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with Garden admission Picnic Location: Lower Meadow El Rincon, located near the maintenance yard at the back of the Garden, can be found at the halfway mark around the main Tram Road. It offers a shady spot to stop and check out the various California native plants which provide nectar, seeds and fruits for the many birds, bees and butterflies that call the Garden home.   Visit Guest Services or the Gift Shop for additional information about El Rincon…

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May 2017
May 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Meadow, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with Garden admission Picnic Location: Lower Meadow Come spring, the Garden is at its showiest! Prepare to be delighted as you wander the Garden during this bountiful time!   Visit Guest Services or the Gift Shop for additional information about the perennials and annuals for your self-guided tour and enjoy your visit.   Picnics are not provided; however feel free to bring your own.

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May 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Upper Meadow, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

This is a rain or shine event.  In case of rain, we will continue to hold the event outdoors on the Upper Meadow.      ‘Wolves – An Ecological Keystone’ will educate guests on predator-prey relationships, define what a keystone species is and examine the dynamics of trophic cascade with this exciting second installment of Project Wildsong’s interactive presentation. Yellowstone National Park is an unrivaled example which demonstrates how an ecosystem’s vitality and inhabitants become imperiled due to the loss…

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May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Upper Meadow, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

This is a rain or shine event.  In case of rain, we will continue to hold the event outdoors on the Upper Meadow.      ‘Wolves – An Ecological Keystone’ will educate guests on predator-prey relationships, define what a keystone species is and examine the dynamics of trophic cascade with this exciting second installment of Project Wildsong’s interactive presentation. Yellowstone National Park is an unrivaled example which demonstrates how an ecosystem’s vitality and inhabitants become imperiled due to the loss…

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May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Amphitheater, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Location: Amphitheater Included with Garden Admission Join us for a casual afternoon adventure this Mother’s Day!  The whole family is encouraged to bring a blanket and join us on the Lower Meadow for this colorful program, where our leader will read “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt. Afterwards participants can take inspiration from the story by crafting a group mural of our colorful garden, and families can join forces on a color swatch scavenger hunt. No reservations required.

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May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Garden Grounds, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with Garden admission Location: Garden Grounds Time: 12pm – 4pm Our Kids Club program is getting a little make-over with new drop in activities that will provide flexibility for busy families. Drop in between noon and 4 pm, and stop at our activity stations that will enhance your visit to the Garden. This month we will focus on “The Colorful Garden” with projects that encourage imagination, creativity and observation. Collect leaf litter, pine cones and stones to make your…

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May 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Meadow, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with Garden admission Picnic Location: Lower Meadow Come spring, the Garden is at its showiest! Prepare to be delighted as you wander the Garden during this bountiful time!   Visit Guest Services or the Gift Shop for additional information about the perennials and annuals for your self-guided tour and enjoy your visit.   Picnics are not provided; however feel free to bring your own.

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June 2017
June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States
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June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Materials Fee: $10 members / $12 non-members Celebrate International Fairy Day on the Gift Shop Patio. We’ll show you make your own fairy headdress and send you searching for the elusive South Coast Botanic Garden fairy. Dress as a fairy and receive a special surprise. No reservations required. Payment will be accepted at the Gift Shop.

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July 2017
July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States
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July 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 18, 2017

South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Destination Science Camp June/July/August Monday – Friday Kids in Kindergarten through 6th Grade are invited to design and create forts and contraptions, make a space movie, motorize and construct a roller coaster, build a Bot-Team, launch a rocket and see in virtual reality at four new STEM focused camps at the Garden. Members are invited to enroll at a discount before May 31 with code GARDEN 17 at www.destinationscience.org.

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