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  • Guest Speaker: Bart O'Brien - "Springtime Blues and Fiery Falls - Gardening with California Native Plants Through the Seasons"

    Location: 
    hall

    Get ready for our Fall Plant Sale by coming out to hear Bart O' Brien's presentation on Springtime Blues and Fiery Falls - Gardening with California Native Plants Through the Seasons

     

    While most gardeners are familiar with the abundance of spring-blooming California native plants that are seen in gardens and landscapes, many are not aware that they can have beautiful gardens of native plants year round in southern California. This talk with focus on some of the best native plants for bringing color and interest to your garden throughout the year: Fall color, berries, and the first flowers brought on by the beginning of the rainy season; winter blooming manzanitas, currants, gooseberries, and mahonias; the exuberance of spring with too many plants to enumerate; the desert willows, milkweeds, and a plethora of daisies of summer; to the buckwheats and California fuchsias that close out the gardening year before the rainy season. These, and many more possibilities will be discussed. Fall is the best time to be planting these great additions to your garden, so now is the time to be choosing what you want to look for at the upcoming sale!

     

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  • Kids Club and More! Make an Ornament!

    Location: 
    hall

    Kids Club members: FREE

    All others: $2

     

    Join us at the Holiday Boutique and make a holiday ornament! We will be decorating pinecones with glitter to hang on your holiday tree. Each child will decorate two pinecones: one for the Garden’s tree and one to take home. This will be a modified Kids Club, and there will not be a story time, but we welcome you to come and see the boutique as well.

     

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  • South Bay Geranium Society Show and Sale

    Location: 
    hall

    Included with paid Garden admission.

    While true geranium are cold hardy, not so their close cousin, pelargonium, which are readily found in home garden centers. True geranium (also known as cranesbills) enjoy cool and mild summer climates and are good for rock gardens. Knowledgeable society members will be on hand to answer your questions. Plants will be available to purchase. Sponsored by the South Bay Geranium Society.


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  • Las Candalistas Presents—A Day in the Garden “Fashion in Bloom”

    Location: 
    uppermeadow

    Upper and Lower Meadows

    $50 per person (20% of the fee will be donated to the South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation)

    Las Candalistas, a South Bay non-profit philanthropic organization, invites you to their 44th annual spring event benefiting South Bay charities. Come enjoy a gourmet lunch in the beautiful South Coast Botanic Garden. Listen to guest speakers and Las Candalistas docents enlighten you about gardening and entertaining. Shop from our unique vendors, in addition to Las Candalistas shops featuring baked goods, garden, and specialty items. Be inspired by creative tabletop designs.

    Advance reservations requested. For information or reservations call (310) 798-7499 or visit www.lascandalistas.org.

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  • National Public Gardens Day

    Location: 
    gardengrounds

    Docent and Self-guided Walking Tours included with paid Garden admission

    National Public Gardens Day was created to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and the various roles they play in our lives: promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide. Docent and self-guided walking tours will be available.

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  • Family Picnic Day: Rare Fruit Orchard

    Location: 
    uppermeadow

    Upper and Lower Meadows

    Picnic with paid Garden admission

    Bring your family for a picnic at the Garden and visit the Rare Fruit Orchard, which displays over 50 different varieties of fruiting trees, shrubs, and vines. This new display orchard focuses on fruits that are great for the local home landscape with a focus on fruits that aren’t readily available in your local supermarket. You can see Dragon Fruit vines, Banana Shrubs, and stone fruits trees suitable to our mild climate. A self-guided tour and information sheet will be available. Please visit the Gift Shop for more information. Picnics are not provided, but feel free to bring your own. The Upper and Lower Meadows will be open for picnicking.

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  • A Faery Hunt Presents Fairy Time in the Enchanted Garden

    Location: 
    gardengrounds

    Tours begin at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, and 12:00 pm

    $12 for adults and children, members and non-members – Includes one tour

    Join Faery Fauni and Faery Godmother Careen up close in an interactive walkabout in the enchanted gardens of South Coast Botanic Garden. The faeries will bring you stories of faery magic and flowers, with dancing, singing and fun. Starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at noon.

    Groups and parties are welcome. Picnicking will be available on the lawn adjacent to the Amphitheater during the Event hours. Children are invited to come in costume. Fairy merchandise and face painting will be available for purchase.

    Call (310) 544-1948 for advance tickets. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.

    We would like to thank Judy of Mars Events (714-655-1012, marsevents@juno.com) for providing face painting services at the event.

    Girl Scouts can earn the Magical Faery Adventure Patch by attending the event. The program can be downloaded from their website at http://www.afaeryhunt.com/education.htm. Please click on “The Girl Scout Fun Patch Program” for more information.

    Please click here for Event Ticket Policy.

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  • A Faery Hunt Presents Fairy Time in the Enchanted Garden

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    gardengrounds

    Saturdays

    April 27

    May 25

    Tours begin at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, and 12:00 pm

    $12 for adults and children, members and non-members – Includes one tour

    Join Faery Fauni and Faery Godmother Careen up close in an interactive walkabout in the enchanted gardens of South Coast Botanic Garden. The faeries will bring you stories of faery magic and flowers, with dancing, singing and fun. Starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at noon.

    Groups and parties are welcome. Picnicking will be available on the lawn adjacent to the Amphitheater during the Event hours. Children are invited to come in costume. Fairy merchandise and face painting will be available for purchase.

    Call (310) 544-1948 for advance tickets. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.

    We would like to thank Judy of Mars Events (714-655-1012, marsevents@juno.com) for providing face painting services at the event.

    Girl Scouts can earn the Magical Faery Adventure Patch by attending the event. The program can be downloaded from their website at http://www.afaeryhunt.com/education.htm. Please click on “The Girl Scout Fun Patch Program” for more information.

    Please click here for Event Ticket Policy.

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  • NEW! Art To Grow On Easter Cottage Workshops

    Location: 
    classrooma

    11:00 am or 2:00 pm

    Classrooms A and B

    $60 per Cottage – add an Easter Bunny Cookie for $5!

    Hosted by: Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center, Inc. (www.art2growon.com)

    Easter Cottages

    A family celebration for all ages! Come decorate and design your very own Easter Cookie Cottage! Chocolate bunnies, Easter candies, M&M's, and of course unlimited frosting and more! Handmade "gingerbread style" houses with all new Easter colors, candies, bunnies, and more!

    Easter Bunny Cookies!

    What a perfect treat! Design and decorate your very own Cookie!

    Reservations are required:

    Art To Grow On Children's Art Center, Inc.

    (310) 625-6028 or art2growon1@aol.com

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  • NEW! Art To Grow On Easter Cottage Workshops

    Location: 
    classrooma

    11:00 am or 2:00 pm

    Classrooms A and B

    $60 per Cottage – add an Easter Bunny Cookie for $5!

    Hosted by: Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center, Inc. (www.art2growon.com)

    Easter Cottages

    A family celebration for all ages! Come decorate and design your very own Easter Cookie Cottage! Chocolate bunnies, Easter candies, M&M's, and of course unlimited frosting and more! Handmade "gingerbread style" houses with all new Easter colors, candies, bunnies, and more!

    Easter Bunny Cookies!

    What a perfect treat! Design and decorate your very own Cookie!

    Reservations are required:

    Art To Grow On Children's Art Center, Inc.

    (310) 625-6028 or art2growon1@aol.com

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