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October 2016
October 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 9, 2016

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

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9 9:00am – 2:00pm Included with Garden admission Location: Cornish Courtyard Stop by anytime between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm for a special personal shopping experience from our Propagation volunteers in the Courtyard. We will make shopping for the perfect Fall plants simple and fun for you. Enjoy perusing through some unusual plants not generally offered for sale. Fabulous discounted horticultural books will also be available. Members receive a 10% discount on plants from…

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October 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS: THE BIG PICTURE Included with Garden admission Speaker: Lisa Novick, Theodore Payne Foundation Each season, the Garden Lecture Series will welcome an accomplished speaker to the Garden to help us explore the natural world. Kicking off the series is a highly illustrated lecture showcasing the beauty and ecological importance of California native plants and how their use in the garden conserves water and energy. Learn about gardening for support of plant-animal relationships, biodiversity, ecosystem services and our…

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October 21, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Cost: $15 members / $25 non-members Instructor: Liza Go, UC Master Gardener With the rise of urban homesteading, knowledge of how to keep a thriving urban garden is becoming increasingly important. This workshop will build upon knowledge from prior classes, including the “GROW Series”, to give you an in-depth look at a ‘systems-based’ approach to gardening. Registration required. Tickets may be purchased above or by calling the Guest Services Center at (310) 544-1948.

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November 2016
November 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, Jun. 6, Jul. 11, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, December 5 The Palos Verdes Begonia Society meet the first Monday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of August and September.  For additional information contact Carol Knight at (310) 508-3801. No registration required for this meeting.  Meetings are open to the public. 

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$10.00 – $20

COMPOSTING 101

November 11, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Cost: $10 members / $20 non-members Instructor: Liza Go, UC Master Gardener For those looking to dive deep into the world of gardening, composting is often an essential but difficult to grasp topic. Liza will simplify basic composting techniques with this hands-on workshop to ensure your garden has a steady flow of nutrient-rich soil year round. Registration required. Tickets may be purchased above or by calling the Guest Services Center at (310) 544-1948.

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November 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cornish Courtyard, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Included with Garden admission Stop by anytime between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm for a personal shopping experience from our Propagation volunteers in the Courtyard. We will make shopping for the perfect plants simple and fun for you. Proceeds from all plant sales directly fund the Garden. No registration required.

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$10.00 – $20.00

COMPOSTING 201

November 18, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Cost: $10 members / $20 non-members Instructor: Liza Go, UC Master Gardener Composting can be a complicated process but can be catered specifically to your gardening needs. Building on knowledge from “Composting 101” Liza will demonstrate advanced composting techniques during this hands-on workshop and will help troubleshoot any composting issues. Registration required. Tickets may be purchased above or by calling the Guest Services Center at (310) 544-1948.

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December 2016
December 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2017

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

The Palos Verdes Begonia Society meet the first Monday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of August and September.  For additional information contact Carol Knight at (310) 508-3801. No registration required for this meeting.  Meetings are open to the public. 

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January 2017
January 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cornish Courtyard, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Cost: Included with Garden admission Location: Meets in the Courtyard Join our Garden staff as we cover a broad-based approach to proper pruning techniques; why and when to prune various trees, shrubs and other plants; demonstrate pruning cuts and proper tool use in the field and pruning’s effect on wildlife. Please be prepared for an outdoor demonstration and dress for the weather. This general demonstration will give beginners a great foundation to learn more about specialty pruning. Join us for…

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January 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Cost: Included with Garden admission Location: Frances Young Hall The South Coast Rose Society will feature pruning demonstrations of hybrid tea, floribundas, climbing, miniature and old garden roses. You are invited to participate in a hands-on workshop after the initial lecture. Additionally, our demonstrators will cover proper pruning tools and preparing the rose garden for a fabulous spring bloom. Our famous rose cocktail will be available along with an assortment of clippers and gloves. No registration required.

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January 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Classroom B, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, 90274

Cost: Included with Garden admission Location: Classroom B South Coast Fuchsia Society members Jackie Coppin, Marsha Hopwood and David Morse will discuss fuchsia care and culture, including soils to use, fertilizers, watering, transplanting and encouraging blossoms. They will demonstrate how to propagate fuchsias from cuttings, how to train fuchsias to different forms including baskets, trees and trellises and how to prune fuchsias to improve appearance and maximize blossoms. Handouts will be available. No registration required.

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January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Cost: Included with Garden admission Location: Frances Young Hall/Garden Grounds Rick Wheeler of Island Mountain Tree Company will take guests through the 31st Annual Care of Fruit Trees demonstration, including trimming, fertilizing and insect and disease control. The lecture portion will take place in our Frances Young Hall, while the hands-on demonstrations will be conducted in the orchard with a raffle for fruit trees, tools and organic products. No registration required.

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February 2017
February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Cost: Included with Garden admission Speaker: Lili Singer, Theodore Payne Foundation A healthy garden includes a miniature menagerie of tiny insects and other creatures that keep pest populations in check. This richly illustrated lecture highlights helpful bugs you are likely to find in home landscapes, with tips on how to attract and conserve them. Lili will host a question and answer period after her lecture. No registration required. About the Speaker: Lili Singer is the Director of Special Projects and…

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March 2017
March 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States

Class: 10:30am Sales: 11:00am – 4:00pm Show: 11:30am – 4:00pm Included with Garden admission Location: Frances Young Hall Leonard Re will give the culture session at 10:30 am with a presentation and demonstration on the care and culture of the African Violet. Learn how to put down a leaf, repot a mature plant, rejuvenate a plant with a long neck and remove a sucker. At 11:00 am the sales area will open with many beautiful African Violets for sale. At…

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March 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until April 21, 2017

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

Fridays, Mar. 24, 31, Apr. 14, 21 9:30am – 11:00am Cost: $35 members / $50 non-members Drop-in: $12 members / $15 non-members The ‘rules’ of gardening are changing fast, forcing many gardeners back to the basics. It is the perfect time to start your gardening journey or to brush up on the gardening breakthroughs in recent years. Certified UC Master Gardener, Liza Go, will take beginners and seasoned gardeners alike through a comprehensive four-part series to give you the greenest…

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April 2017
April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Classroom B, 26300 Crenshaw blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, 90274

Cost: $10 members / $20 non-members Location: Classroom B/Garden Grounds As a former landfill, the Garden is a wonderful example of the importance of reducing waste in our daily lives. While eliminating waste may not be very easy for many of us, using food waste is a sustainable way to help our plants thrive and is easy enough for anyone. Join UC Master Gardener, Liza Go, for an introductory look at composting and the impact it can make on your…

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May 2017
May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Cost: $10 members / $20 non-members Location: Classroom B/Garden Grounds California’s drought is not going anywhere, anytime soon. After a season of a few great showers of rain, we often forget about the need to conserve one of our most precious commodities in southern California. Learn the best tips and tricks to harvest rain and conserve water from UC Master Gardener, Liza Go. Students will tour the Garden and take an in-depth look at inventive methods employed here at the…

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June 2017
June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Materials Fee: $9 members / $12 non-members Learn the basics of planting and caring for your succulents while crafting your very own masterpiece in this workshop on the Gift Shop Patio. Materials fee includes a pot, soil, succulent cuttings and top dressing. No reservations required. Payment will be accepted at the Gift Shop.

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July 2017
July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members Join us on the Cornish Courtyard for a hands-on miniature garden workshop. Materials fee includes planting container, soil, small plants, top dressing and one decorative piece. No reservations required. Payment will be accepted at the Gift Shop.

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August 2017
August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes, CA 90247 United States

Cost: $10 Members / $15 non-members Join us at this hands-on workshop on the Garden Patio and learn to make your own drift wood decoration. No reservations required. Payment will be accepted at the Gift Shop.

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