Credit: Laurie Rennie
Current Garden Area Restrictions and Closures
Occasional garden area closures occur during the year for scheduled area maintenance or reserved events. Please check this page regularly for all garden area updates.
UPDATE FROM SOUTH COAST BOTANIC GARDEN, IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Last updated: April 21, 2020
We are continuing to make improvements to the Garden and our procedures to ensure the safety and health of all visitors during this time. In the coming days, visitors will notice temporary changes, listed out below. Rangers and staff will be on-site to ensure the implementation of these improvements and that all visitors are complying for the sake of everyone’s health and safety. In order to remain open, your compliance with the rules and guidelines are essential. Visitors should check the website regularly for updates and closures to garden areas.
Admission: All guests (both members and general admission) will need to reserve the date and time they’d like to come to the Garden online and in advance. We are no longer taking in-person transactions for Garden admission.
Masks: All guests (unless they are 2 or younger) are required to wear a cloth face covering while they are in the Garden.
Entrance/Exit: All guests will now enter through the main gate and exit out of the white side gate, allowing visitors to remain a safe distance from one another. Please observe the signage directing you as you exit the Garden to ensure you’re leaving out of the correct gate.
Restrooms: Restrooms near the entrance will remain open. Porta-potties throughout the facility may be intermittently closed depending on our ability to keep up with supplies and cleanliness.
Benches: Seating throughout the Garden will be limited and/or closed off in order to prevent gatherings and spreading of germs. If you need to sit down, the meadows offer a grassy refuge.
Picnics: Picnic areas will no longer be designated as such to prevent gathering and ensure the safety of all our guests.
Closed Garden Areas: Certain areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained may be closed off in order to help enforce the distancing mandates. These are temporary closures and these areas will be back open once it’s safe to do so.
CURRENT GARDEN AREA CLOSURES
- Creek Area is closed through the end of July 2020.
- Children’s Garden is closed through the end of July 2020.