Visit South Coast Botanic Garden Free February Admission Day!
The South Coast Botanic Garden which is sometimes called “The Jewel of the Peninsula,” has “free admission day” coming up which is a special gift for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy. On the third Tuesday of every month, visitors are allowed to walk these gorgeous gardens to enjoy the blooming trees, shrubs and flowers as they transition from their spring blooms into early summer with plenty of color. The 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 located in Sunset’s “Zone 23,” which is considered to be one of the most favored growing areas in the world. This variety of plant life provides food and shelter to an abundant wildlife and bird population and hundreds of bird species have been seen at the garden annually. There is something for everyone including a small lake, Mediterranean Garden, Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Fuchsia Garden, Dahlia Garden, Japanese Garden, Herb Garden, and of course for our local residents – a Water-Wise Garden. In addition to all the garden areas, there is an attractive Wedding Lawn and two Gazebos, Events Meadow, and Frances Young Auditorium which is available for events. Outside of the Garden gates there is also a picnic area. Don’t worry about parking; it is free and there is an abundance of it.
With all the rain we have had this season, the gardens are showing their full blooms a little early. This month’s free day at the Garden is on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Also on the activity list this month is the Diggers Garden Club, on February 20, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Paper Poppies Workshop will be held on February 20, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. At this workshop you will spend time in the Garden to admire the real poppies in bloom at this time of the year, and then you can create your own California Icelandic varieties from crepe paper, book pages and sheet music. Participants will enjoy a botanical discussion, see how poppies are represented in fine art, and there will be demonstrations on illustrating flower parts. For the class you will need to bring needle nose wire cutters, plus items from around the house. A short supply list will be provided upon registration. Please call Visitor Services at (424) 452-0920 Ext. 3.
The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information, go to http://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/, or call (310) 544-1948.
To read my prior article on South Coast Botanic Garden’s free admission day click here.
Photo courtesy of South Coast Botanic Garden.