Palos Verdes South Coast Botanic Gardens 2017 Begonia & Orchid Shows

Palos Verdes South Coast Botanic Gardens 2017 Begonia & Orchid Shows

Palos Verdes homes owners have many reasons to visit the South Coast Botanic Garden.  During the months of August and September there are wonderful flower shows, bird walks and hands on workshops for residents to enjoy.

On Saturday, August 13, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.,  you can participate in the Audubon Birdwalk with Steve Dexter, Ed Griffin and Manuel Duran of the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society and tour the Garden in search of birds.  No experience is required, but binoculars are recommended.  The group meets in the Courtyard and then heads out into the Garden.  No registration required.

Also on Saturday, August 13, 2017, there will be a make and take workshop called Decorative Drift Wood Planting which will take place from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.  You can take part in a hands on workshop on the Garden Patio and learn how to make your own drift wood decoration.  There are no reservations required, and payment will be accepted at the Gift Shop.  The cost is $10 member/$15 non-members.

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the Begonia Society will be holding their annual Begonia Show here at the Gardens from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is free with Garden admission (the location is the Frances Young Hall).  Begonias are among a favorite among gardeners and horticulturalists.  They are found in rain forests and prefer a semi-shady location.  Begonias do very well in Southern California.  They are especially attractive in pots but also thrive planted in the garden.  No registration required.  You will be able to see the many beautiful and unusual Begonias exhibited by members.  There are always plants on sale to take home for your own garden.

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Orchid Society will be having their show and sale.  Sales areas open at 9:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday.  The “Orchids-R-Easy” demonstration will be held both days beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Show areas open at 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information on these and other activities at the Garden, go to, or call (310) 544-1948.

The parking is free, and the cost of admission is only $9-adults, $6-seniors & students with I.D. and $4- children 5-12.  The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Photo courtesy of South Coast Botanic Garden