South Coast Botanic Garden

Palos Verdes Peninsula

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In a Nutshell

Botanical garden's 87 acres support more than 2,500 species of plants, as well as live, family-friendly musical performances

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Promotional value expires Jan 10, 2013. Amount paid never expires. For Membership Option: Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. For Concert Series option: Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Membership expires 1 year from activation date. Membership option valid toward renewals and upgrades. Guest passes not valid on classes, workshops, or special events. Gift shop credit not valid for food or beverages. Concerts are valid for 7/15, 8/12, or 9/9; Seating subject to availability for concerts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $15 for a one-year individual membership (up to a $30 value)
  • $40 for a one-year individual membership with four guest passes and $25 toward gift-shop purchases (up to an $87 value)
  • $50 for a one-year family membership with four guest passes and $25 toward gift-shop purchases (up to a $107 value)

Members gain year-round access to the 87-acre garden, discounts on plant purchases at local nurseries, and advance notice of special events including concerts, shows, and classes.

  • $18 for Family Summer Concert Series tickets for two adults and two kids (up to a $44 value)

Razzle Bam Boom on July 15, Faery Hunt Theater on August 12, and Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band on September 9 fill ears with family-friendly, upbeat musical stylings in the park's outdoor venue.

South Coast Botanic Garden

In 1956, a mining company sold some unproductive facilities to the County of Los Angeles, thinking it had taken everything worth taking from the land. The county wanted to reclaim the site as a natural habitat, but civic demands at the time dictated that it become a sanitary landfill. Then, in 1961, a group of private citizens headed by Frances Young convinced the Board of Supervisors to reclaim the site as a botanic garden. By April of that year, the one-time mine and former landfill bloomed with more than 40,000 donated trees, shrubs, and other plants, officially completing its rebirth as the South Coast Botanic Garden.

Today, the garden's 87 acres of land support more than 200,000 plants representing more than 2,500 different species, including 100 extremely rare mature plant specimens and globe-spanning plants from Australia and Africa. The robust growth sprawls across several theme gardens, including a dry-soil cactus garden, a traditional Japanese garden sculpted around centuries-old stone lanterns, and a Mediterranean garden inspired by the sultanates of antiquity. The diverse plant life provides shelter for an equally diverse population of birds and bugs, with 200 avian species spotted each year, matching the 200 yearly squeals from grown men who encounter a particularly large beetle.

Customer Reviews

864 Ratings

A nice value for a Beautiful day in the So Bay
Ann B. · January 30, 2016
Beautiful grounds
Robin P. · December 23, 2015
Great place! Will recommend to my friends
Tatiana E. · November 28, 2015
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    Palos Verdes Peninsula

    26300 Crenshaw Boulevard

    Palos Verdes Peninsula, California 90274

    310-544-1948

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