South Coast Botanic Garden has become a hot-spot for photographers, and we’re not just talking about nature photographers. Family photos, engagement photos, school pictures, selfies — you name it and there are great backdrops throughout the Garden for any aesthetic you may be looking for. We’ve rounded up some of the best photo backdrops so the next time you’re at the Garden you’ll be ready to say “cheese!” And, let’s be honest, everywhere in the Garden makes for a great photo! 

1. The Living Wall

2. Upper Meadow Gazebo

3. Trace Sculpture

4. Banyan Grove

5. Lake Road

6. Rose Garden

7. Amphitheater



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