Palos Verdes homes owners are fortunate to live near the South Coast Botanic Garden where they can watch the Cherry Blossoms start to bloom. This is the closest location for us to see the beauty and color of these trees. This yearly event reminds us that Spring is just around the corner. On Saturday, March 2, 2013, from 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. bring a picnic and enjoy Cherry Blossom season at the Garden. Cherry Blossoms are said to be an omen of good fortune, and also an emblem of love and affection. The upper and lower meadows will be open for picnicking on this special day. There will also be an arts display at the Frances Young Hall, a living lettuce bowl demonstration, an origami demonstration and other workshops throughout the day. The tram tours will be running at 11:30, and 1:30 at the cost of $4 per person.
I am told that the Cherry Blossoms are just starting to bloom now but are not in full bloom yet. They are only in full bloom for about a week and you can keep checking with the Garden to monitor their progress.
The price for admission to the South Coast Botanic Gardens is: adults $8, seniors $6, students with I.D. $6, children 5-13 $3, and children 4 and under are free. At this time they are accepting cash only. The South Coast Botanic Garden is. located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information call (310) 544-1948.
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