Known as “The Jewel of the Peninsula” The South Coast Botanic Garden is an 87-acre Botanic Garden, the home to 2,500 varieties of plant life that originate from countries from afar. There are rare species of trees and shrubs that cannot be found elsewhere in the gardens. The gardens also provide shelter to over 200 species of birds and other animals.
SOUTH COAST BOTANICAL GARDEN
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
Hours: M-F: 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sat/Sun: 10am – 5:00pm
Admission: Adults- $8, Seniors $6, Students (with ID) $6, Children (5-12) $3, 4 and under FREE
On every THIRD TUESDAY of each month, the Botanical Garden is FREE to the public
Being on a tight budget, we can only go to the garden on the free day. I mark it on my calendar every month to visit. The garden is HUGE, so you have to pack a little bag with water and a snack if you planning on being there. The two favorite spots for my toddler are; one the Goldilocks 3 Bears Cottage area where there are mini houses, bridge, coy pond and fun nursery rhymes, and second the lake area with the ducks and turtles.
As you hike toward the lake, you’ll notice that a transition from themed gardens to something that likes like a wilderness park. The little trails have signs pointing to you the right direction. It’s quite an adventure to get to the lake. Along the way, you must take note of the bugs, birds and animals that are watching you pass by!
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UPCOMING EVENTS 2012
There are concerts, art, summer science camps, holiday special events that are hosted by the garden. If you are looking for a wedding venue, they also rent out the lawn space for weddings. It’s a beautiful place to have your wedding.
Check out their calendar of events at www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/calendar