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Events: Special Interest

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

Tue, 5/20 7:30pm

The South Coast Dahlia Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at South Coast Botanic Garden.

For additional information call Dick Kohlschreiber (310) 833-6823


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.


Sat, 5/24 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.

Fairies have always been popular with children. Now, with the popularity of fairy gardens, they make a great theme for adult parties too. Come and learn all you need to throw a fun fairy-themed birthday party, baby shower, or garden party for all ages. We will discuss menus, decorations, fairy party themes, party activities, and where to buy your fairy party supplies. You’ll also learn how to plan for the spring elements by adapting your parties to the weather.

Sat, 5/24 2:00pm

Lecture free with paid Garden admisison. No reservations required. 

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Peter Olpe will talk about the history of Palos Verdes, the people and the geology that helped create the South Coast Botanic Garden.Peter Olpe will talk about the history of Palos Verdes, the people and the geology that helped create the South Coast Botanic Garden.


Sun, 5/25 10:00am

The South Coast Bonsai Association meets the 4th Sunday of each month, with the exception of December.

For additional information contact society president Jack Upston at (310) 346-1915