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 Mediterranean Garden, The Dorothy and John Bohannon Rose Garden, Living Wall, Garden for the Senses, Desert Garden, Children’s 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)
GUEST SERVICES (ADMISSION/MEMBERSHIP) 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM DAILY
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: 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.