South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation

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 family-friendly musical performances

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must activate by expiration date on Groupon, membership expires 1-year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Guest passes not valid on classes, workshops, or special events. Gift shop credit not valid for food or beverages. 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.

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

Very lovely - particularly when there is music.
Marjorie S. · June 13, 2013
A true hidden gem in the South Bay!
Kathy A. · May 8, 2013
It is one of the most beautiful places in the South Bay to visit. We love taking a picnic lunch there and sitting in one of the meadows to eat while our little guy runs around. The South Coast Botanic Garden has become one of our favorite places to visit. Thank you Groupon!
Jennifer N. · February 20, 2013

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