South Coast Botanic Garden will be presenting WASHED ASHORE Art to Save the Sea starting April 1, 2023. This new exhibit will feature 16 beautiful large sculptures made from beach waste. Washed Ashore – Art to Save the Sea, is a non profit organization committed to combating plastic pollution through art and education. These sculptures, which consist primarily of sea creatures, were built by the organization and its volunteers to inspire and spark positive changes in consumer habits. The Garden, having been built stop a sanitary landfill, has been proof throughout the past 60 plus years that beautiful things can come from trashy pasts. The exhibit will explore the concept as well as the education behind what we can all do to limit waste particularly our single plastic use.
This will be a fun tour where you can take your friends and family and hop aboard the Washed Ashore Adventure Tour! This non-stop shuttle tour is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced in the Garden. You’ll meet either the defender of the Garden, Sage, or the spirited and mischievous Blossom. Both characters take turns hosting the tour and it’s a unique experience with both! Sage is a lover of puns, quick with a “dad joke” and knows the Garden’s history unlike anyone else – perhaps because he’s been on this land for decades! Blossom, well, she’s a bit flighty. Her best friends are the flowers and pollinators in the Garden but thanks to her gossiping ways, she knows a LOT about the Garden as well. Either character is with you throughout the tour providing humor and fun along the way.
The whole experience will be about 45 minutes, including an exclusive photo opportunity with either Sage or Blossom at one of the Washed Ashore sculptures. Lastly, you’ll get to take home a reusable SCBG water bottle to help reduce your carbon footprint! This is definitely an exclusive experience for the park. The shuttle only has a 20-person capacity for each time slot. The experience is available on the hour every hour from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.
The Washed Ashore Adventure Tour is $29 for both Members and non-members. Non-members will also need to purchase their General Garden Admission ticket, making their total cost up to $44 for adults. The price for admission to the South Coast Botanic Garden is: adults $15, seniors $11, students with I.D. $11, children 5 to 12 $5, and children 4 and under are free. For more information go to or to purchase admission tickets click here. 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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