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Music x Flowers activities are included with your General Garden ticket

Amplifying the voices of African Americans in floriculture

Happening September 10, 2022

Music x Flowers at South Coast Botanic Garden will highlight African Americans in floriculture through a series of immersive experiences, including classes, music, fashion, and food and beverage. All are welcome to enjoy the activities, which includes two Wellness x Flowers programs (at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) featuring gentle yoga, guided meditations and floral arranging. Both of these programs have limited availability and require advance registration to reserve your spot, which you can do below. Throughout the day, there will also be local artists working on seven major floriculture installations inspired by LA music and culture that visitors can watch being created in real-time. The event truly merges Southern California music, fashion and floriculture in a way that’s never been done before. This is a Garden first you won’t want to miss!

Event Schedule

Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Free with paid admission or membership
Location:  Lower Meadow and Rose Garden
Schedule of events: 
10 a.m. – Wellness x Flowers (gentle yoga, meditation, and flower arranging). Limited availability. SOLD OUT. Call 424-452-0920 to join the wait list.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Local artists, inspired by the LA music scene, will install seven separate floral installations located in the Dorothy and Allen Lay Staghorn Fern Collection,  Lower Meadow and Rose Garden; guests can interact with the artists and learn about their craft while watching the art come to life!
1 p.m. – Second Wellness x Flowers class. Limited availability. SOLD OUT. Call 424-452-0920 to join the wait list.
Noon- 7 p.m. – Vurger Guyz and Savage Tacos food trucks will be onsite with food to purchase and wine bar 1010 Wine & Events will offer a curated selection of wine & beer
3 – 7 p.m. – Live DJ

About the Event Creators

Talia Boone

Talia Boone is the founder and CEO of Postal Petals®, a self-care and wellness company that uses fresh cut flowers and do-it-yourself flower arranging to promote creative expression and mindfulness. Postal Petals® ships flowers with each box of blooms arriving so clients can design them in a way that best suits them. Talia also hosts wellness and floral arranging classes through her company. A Los Angeles native, Talia is an advocate of civic engagement and collective social change as well as a lover of facts, experiences, art, culture and, of course, flowers.

Abra Lee

Abra Lee

Abra Lee is the founder of Conquer the Soil, which is also the title of her first book which is due to be published later this year. She is an American public horticulturalist, historian and writer, who researches Black garden history and raises awareness of the subject on social media.