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Thu, 5/15 7:00pm

The South Coast Rose Society meets the third Thursday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of July and August.

for additional information contact Gloria Leinbach at (310) 867-0967


Fri, 5/16 7:00pm

The South Bay Orchid Society meets the thrid Friday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.

For additional information call Marla Corey at (310) 833-1918


Sat, 5/17 9:00am

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$25 members / $35 non-members

$10 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Judith Gerber, Master Gardener

Please register through Guest Services: (310) 544-1948.

One way to enjoy the nice warm weather of spring is to throw a spring garden tea party or luncheon. From elegant to casual, the tea party possibilities are endless. Come and learn how to host a fun tea party while taking the stress out of planning.  We will discuss food and tea menus, tea party themes, décor for your tea party, proper tea ware and accessories and where to find them, and other tea party tips. You’ll also learn how to plan for the spring elements by adapting your parties to the weather.

Sat, 5/17 9:30am

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March 22, April 26, May 17

Tours begin at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am,

11:00 am, 11:30 am, and 12:00 pm

Garden Grounds

$15 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 am and ending at noon. Groups and parties are welcome. Picnicking will be available on the Amphitheater Lawn during the Event hours. Children are invited to come in costume. One face painting is included in the fee. Fairy merchandise will be available for purchase in the Gift Shop. Call (310) 544-1948 for advance tickets. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.

Girl Scouts can earn the Magical Faery Adventure Patch by attending the event. The program can be downloaded from their website at

Please click on “The Girl Scout Fun Patch Program” for more information.

Sun, 5/18 12:00pm

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Speaker: Jorge Ochoa

The Lecture will take place in the Courtyard among the Passionflowers.

Journey into the fascinating world of passionflowers (members of the genus Passiflora): their intricate blossoms, delicious fruit, beautiful vines and amazing insect interactions. Learn about their incredible diversity, the plant's biology and how to enjoy them in your Southern California garden, whether it is large or small. Jorge has a long history of chasing passionflowers and has journeyed throughout Central and South America in search of this unique group of plants. He tends one of the largest collections of passionflowers in the world residing in Long Beach.

Jorge and his students will be available to answer questions about this particularly unique plant. This event also includes an optional tour of our generously donated Passionflowers from Jorge and blooming plants in the Greenhouse. Passionflowers will be available for purchase through the Gift Shop.”


Mon, 5/19 9:30am

Volunteer Docents meets on the third monday of the month. For more information please contact Vicky Huynh (310)544-1508 or

Wed, 5/21 8:00am

1st Sunday and 3rd Wednesday of the month

Local Audubon members guide this walk through the Garden looking for unusual and resident birds of the Garden.

The group meets in the Courtyard and then heads out into the Garden.


Wed, 5/21 9:00am

Volunteer group that meets every Wednesday and makes crafts for our Gift Shop.

To join please contact Vicky at (310) 544-1508 or


Wed, 5/21 10:00am

The Diggers Gardening club will meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month in Classroom B. 

The following dates will meet in the Parking lot to rally off-site: Mar. 19, Apr. 16 and May 21. 

For more information, contact Peggy Wormington at (310) 548-4344. 


Wed, 5/21 2:30pm

Every Wednesday

$7 per class for all participants

Instructor: Mark Anthony Sinagra

Level: Intermediate

Enjoy an afternoon at the Garden playing Bridge. You will play hands then turn them face up to discuss bidding, leads, declarer play, and defense. Light snacks and refreshments provided.