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The South Coast Botanic Garden, “The Jewel of the Peninsula”, is located on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula, located 10 miles south of the Los Angeles Airport in California. Conveniently located to many South Bay communities, this 87-acre Botanic Garden has more than 2,500 different species of plants from as far away as Australia, the Mediterranean, and southern Africa.

The Garden is situated in Sunset’s Zone 23, one of the most favored growing areas in the world. About 100 trees and shrubs are rare mature specimens, infrequently seen elsewhere. The wide variety of plant life provides food and shelter to an abundant wildlife and bird population, and over 200 species of birds are sighted annually.

Popular features include a small lake, Mediterranean Garden, AARS Rose Garden, Water-Wise Garden, Garden for the Senses, Cactus Garden, Children’s Garden, Fuchsia Garden, Dahlia Garden, Herb Garden, and Japanese Garden. There is an attractive Wedding Lawn and two Gazebos, Events Meadow, and Frances Young Auditorium available for events. There is a picnic area located outside of the Garden gates.

Free abundant parking available.

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GARDEN HOURS  Open every day: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last entrance allowed at 4:30 PM) 


FOUNDATION OFFICE HOURS Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday-Sunday: By Appointment

VISITING DAYS The Garden is open to the public 364 days a year and closed Christmas Day.

ADDRESS 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula, California 90274

PHONE (424) 452-0920

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ADMISSION: Foundation Members: FREE Adults: $15 Seniors (62 and over): $11 Students (with ID): $11 Children (5 – 12): $5 Children (4 and under): FREE Third Tuesday of each month: FREE >> * Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Credit: Linda Hadnott