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Fri, 5/9 9:00am

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Location: Garden Grounds

Docent led Walking Tours at 1:00 pm - included with paid Garden admission
Tram Tour at 2:00 pm (additional $5 per person)

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. Tram tour and docent led walking tour will be available.

Sun, 5/11 1:30pm

The Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Sunday of the month.

For additional information contact society president Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886 and visit


Mon, 5/12 9:30am

The South Coast Fuchsia Society meets the second Monday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.

For additional information contact Marsha Hopwood at (310) 374-3255


Tue, 5/13 7:30pm

The South Bay Epiphyllum Society meets on the 2nd Tuesday of month.
For info call Dick Kohlschreiber @ (310) 833-6823

Wed, 5/14 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, 5/14 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.


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

Facebook Event: Here


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.