No Host Event- Every 3rd Tuesday The South Coast Botanic Garden is free. "The Jewel of the Peninsula" is located on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula, located 10 miles south of the Los Angeles Airport in California. Conveniently located to many South Bay communities, this 87-acre 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 situated in Sunset's Zone 23, one of the most favored growing areas in the world. About 100 trees and shrubs are rare mature specimens, infrequently seen elsewhere. The wide variety of plant life provides food and shelter to an abundant wildlife and bird population, and over 200 species of birds are sighted annually. Popular features include a small lake, Mediterranean Garden, AARS Rose Garden, Water-Wise Garden, Garden for the Senses, Cactus Garden, Children's Garden, Fuchsia Garden, Dahlia Garden, Herb Garden, and Japanese Garden. There is an attractive Wedding Lawn and two Gazebos, Events Meadow, and Frances Young Auditorium available for events. There is a picnic area located outside of the Garden gates. Free abundant parking available.
Hours 9a-5p. Admission is free this day, otherwise CASH ONLY. Adults $8/$6- senior 62+ or student.
For more information visit http://www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/
Please note- only "small snacks and drinks" are available for purchase at the garden. A picnic area is available just outside for those who bring food. No eating allowed in the gardens.
Members can set up carpool groups and their own schedule.
If desired we can meet at picnic area at 12:30-1p or email me for my cell if you want to try and meetup earlier.
Additional photo ops for afternoon light not far from here-
in Palos Verdes- Wayfarer's Chapel, Pt. Vicente Lighthouse
in Angel's Gate Park San Pedro: Pt. Fermin Lighthouse, Korean Friendship Bell (as well as illegal access to Sunken City). My vehicle will be leaving the gardens by 3p to head down the coast for these sites. You can follow if desired.