In a flawed attempt at garden maintenance, amateurs often construct a scarebee to deter pesky pollinators from cross-contaminating precious thoroughbred plants. Experience an expertly cultivated garden with today's Groupon to South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a one-year individual membership (up to a $30 value).
- For $25, you get a one-year family membership (up to a $50 value)
Nicknamed "the jewel of the peninsula,” South Coast Botanic Garden whisks visitors to a flowery fantasy land housing thousands of species of plants and supporting an eclectic population of wildlife. Stroll through South Coast’s 87 acres and marvel at approximately 100 species of trees and shrubs aesthetically displayed in South Coast Botanic Garden’s themed gardens.
The Cactus Garden displays foreign cacti and succulent verdure found in arid areas all over the world, and the Japanese Garden boasts exotic Japanese vegetation, some antique stone décor, and an approximately 3,700-gallon stocked pond. The enchanting 3 Bears' House: Children’s Garden welcomes children to revel in the nursery rhyme-themed displays by skipping on a yellow brick road, searching for porridge in a cottage, and recreating epic scenes from Rocky IV: Goldilocks' Revenge.
Each membership provides a wealth of horticulture-friendly benefits to garden center customers. Delight in admission to more than 250 reciprocal gardens worldwide and exclusive access to members-only classes and events throughout the year. Customers will also get a subscription to South Coast Botanic Garden’s newsletter and email updates, discounted fees for general educational classes, and access to monthly Audubon Society bird walks.
More than 20 Yelpers give the South Coast Botanic Garden a four-star average:
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.
Palos Verdes Peninsula
26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California 90274Get Directions