The Garden is open…

The South Coast Botanic Garden, “The Jewel of the Peninsula”, is located 10 miles south of the Los Angeles Airport in California on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula. Conveniently accessible 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 The Dorothy and John Bohannon Rose Garden, Living Wall, Dorothy and Allen Lay Staghorn Fern Collection, Garden for the Senses, Desert Garden, Fuchsia Garden, and Japanese Garden. As well as Dottie’s, the Garden’s concession station, and the picnic area near the Living Wall. Upper Meadow, Lower Meadow and Frances Young Auditorium are available for events.

Free parking is available.

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

ADMISSION: Garden 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