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All Things Wicked & Wonderful is included with General Admission, but some of its offerings may be an additional fee, including the Spider Pavilion and Classes

GENERAL GARDEN ADMISSION
Spider Pavilion Tickets

The Garden is preparing for “All Things Wicked & Wonderful” to take over this fall, beginning October 1

From looking into the skeleton pasts of Diabolical and Misunderstood plantings in the Garden Graveyard to hundreds of creepy crawlers taking over our first-ever Spider Pavilion, there’s something for everyone, and every scare level. Head off on our Witch Hunt that may just have you believing in sorcery as you search throughout our 87 acres for one wicked witch, or bring your four-legged friend to our Howl-o-ween Costume Contest on October 30. All Things Wicked & Wonderful will be sprinkled throughout the Garden and into our regular happenings as well, including classes. This may not be your traditional Halloween outing, but it will be both wicked and wonderful… what more could you ask for?

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All Things Wicked & Wonderful Schedule of Events
Please check back as additional events will be added as October nears.

Diabolical and Misunderstood Plantings in the Garden Graveyard
October 1-November 30
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

While the Garden is usually known for its beautiful pops of color, we’re going to the dark side for our Diabolical and Misunderstood plantings! Our Garden Graveyard will be located in garden beds across from the Spider Pavilion and will include plants that are not only dark in color, but have dark reputations as well. While many of these plants are maligned for being toxic or deadly, it’s not always the case. Come learn about these Diabolical and Misunderstood plants and be wowed as you truly see the Garden in a whole new way. Included with General Garden Tickets, which are free for Members and up to $15 for non-members.

Member General Garden Tickets
Non-Member General Garden Tickets

Spider Pavilion
October 1-November 30
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

While hundreds of butterflies have been fluttering about our pavilion for the past few years, a new arthropod will be calling the area home as hundreds of spiders take over the pavilion from October 1 through November 30. Much like SOAR, guests can purchase an additional timed ticket to enter the pavilion for 30 minutes to be surrounded by orb-weaving spiders like Trichonephila clavipes (golden silk orb-weaver), Argiope aurantia (yellow garden spider), Gasteracantha (spiny orb-weaver), Leucauge (orchard spider) and Araneus (Angulate orbweavers). While these spiders will be living freely in the pavilion, there will be some additional tarantulas inside glass cases. The Emergence Chamber will be turned into our Spider Wall that will educate guests about the brown widow, which was “discovered” in Torrance in 2003 as an invasive species on the West Coast. Tickets to the Spider Pavilion are an additional $5/Member and $7/non-member.

Spider Pavilion Tickets

Witch Hunt
October 1-31
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Head out on an adventure in search of a wicked witch who’s been lurking around our 87 acres! Grab a map at the Garden’s entrance and you’ll be led on a hunt to various spooky areas of the Garden where we think she may be hiding. Be on the lookout for signs of the witch, and maybe even the witch herself! Included with General Garden Tickets, which are free for Members and up to $15 for non-members.

Member General Garden Tickets
Non-Member General Garden Tickets

Howl-o-ween Costume Contest
October 30
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October’s Dog Walking Hours are happening so close to Halloween, we’ve decided to up the ante. We invite you AND your four-legged friend(s) to come to the Garden dressed in costume for our Howl-o-ween Costume Contest. Take a picture of you and/or your pup dressed in costume in the Garden on October 30 and post it on Instagram using hashtag #SCBGCostumeContest and be entered to win 2 tickets to our upcoming light exhibit (more info on that to come soon!). Tickets for dog walking hours are same as General Admission (free for Members and up to $15 for non-members), plus $5 per dog.