National Public Gardens Week, an annual celebration of the important role America’s public gardens play in promoting the resilience of people and their communities, is taking place this year from May 8-17. This year it’s more important than ever for us to come together to promote the value public gardens have. All of us have taken a financial hit due to current events, but we will band together to make it through so we can continue to bring communities together.

In honor of this year’s event, we’ve put together 10 reasons you should visit South Coast Botanic Garden during National Public Gardens Week. Come show your support, it’s needed (and appreciated) more than you can imagine! 

10 Reasons to Visit South Coast Botanic Garden During National Public Gardens Week:

1) To see the latest spring blooms that are making the Garden pop with color and that are changing daily 
2) To show support during these uncertain times. Combined, public gardens are losing $3 million in revenue every day, according to APGA.
3) Nature is good for your health! Sunshine and fresh air can help boost your immune system.
4) It’s our 60th anniversary, help us celebrate!
5) Our Blossom Hunt program ends this month
6) With museums closed, you can still see world-class art with our Hide and Seek exhibit featuring sculptures on loan from LACMA
7) Our Rose Garden is in full bloom with more than 1,000 bushes and 100 varieties
8) It’s safe – we’ve made many temporary changes to ensure the safety of all visitors
9) Although we’ll be closed on Sunday, May 10, it’s a great outing to celebrate Mom. And if you need something to do on Mother’s Day, we suggest checking out our Seeds of Fun activities.
10) Reconnect with nature and enjoy 87 acres of lush landscape

The Garden has remained open to serve the community by being a place to encourage wellness and health through nature and open space. Please help keep us open by considering a gift to the Garden. You can do so here.