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All Things Wicked & Wonderful at South Coast Botanic Garden

DATES: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - Wednesday, November 30, 2022


Searching for your next family Halloween outing? This season, South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula has something for everyone and every scare level with All Things Wicked & Wonderful.

Look into the skeleton pasts of Diabolical and Misunderstood plantings in the Garden Graveyard, or discover hundreds of creepy crawlers taking over their first-ever Spider Pavilion.

All Things Wicked & Wonderful will be sprinkled throughout the Garden and into South Coast Botanic Garden’s regular happenings as well, including classes. This may not be your traditional Halloween outing, but it will be both wicked and wonderful — what more could you ask for?





Diabolical and Misunderstood Plantings in the Garden Graveyard
Oct. 1 – Nov. 30
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

While the Garden is usually known for its beautiful pops of color, we’re going to the dark side for our Diabolical and Misunderstood plantings! Our Garden Graveyard will be located in garden beds across from the Spider Pavilion and will include plants that are not only dark in color, but have dark reputations as well. While many of these plants are maligned for being toxic or deadly, it’s not always the case. Come learn about these Diabolical and Misunderstood plants and be wowed as you truly see the Garden in a whole new way.



Spider Pavilion
Oct. 1 – Nov. 30
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

While hundreds of butterflies have been fluttering about our pavilion for the past few years, a new arthropod will be calling the area home, as hundreds of spiders take over the pavilion from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. Much like SOAR, guests can purchase an additional timed ticket to enter the pavilion for 30 minutes to be surrounded by orb-weaving spiders like Trichonephila clavipes (golden silk orb-weaver), Argiope aurantia (yellow garden spider), Gasteracantha (spiny orb-weaver), Leucauge (orchard spider) and Araneus (Angulate orb-weavers). While these spiders will be living freely in the pavilion, there will be some additional tarantulas inside glass cases. The Emergence Chamber will be turned into our Spider Wall. Here guests can learn about the brown widow, which was “discovered” in Torrance in 2003 as an invasive species on the West Coast. Tickets to the Spider Pavilion are an additional $5/Member and $7/non-member.



Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
$7 – $22
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26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,

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