Put on your Cheshire grin and imagination cap (or top hat) for an adventure through the Garden’s wonderland of trails and hidden treasures.
Celebrate the mothers in your life with a delightful afternoon on the Upper Meadow with a special performance of the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band.
The magical competition is brewing once again at South Coast Botanic Garden — who will win, Team Fairies or Team Trolls? This time our magical Garden residents are throwing a Jamboree in honor of the games! You are invited to attend, that is, if you can find the super-secret location.
Celebrate the family in your life with an afternoon of sipping, socializing, picnicking and having some good family fun in the Turnip Patch at the Garden. Bring your blanket and family to enjoy the Turnip Patch for games, music, food, beer, and wine in this exclusive Garden area.
Join us on the meadow for this unique outdoor summer experience: movie night in the Garden! For this special evening, dress the part of your favorite superhero! Bring your blankets, chairs, and picnic to sit among the flowers and under the stars to watch the main attraction: Incredibles 2!
Join Music Director Christine Hayes and the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band for an afternoon of adventure and triumph as they perform their “Heroes and Villains” program. The 50-piece ensemble will bring to life the music of heroes and their adversaries from film, television, and literature, including Superman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings and more!
Calling all stargazers! Join us for a one-of-a-kind starry night exploration after hours in the Garden complete with telescopes and astronomers as we learn about the night sky.
Celebrate autumn with this perfect fall excursion in the Garden! Search for pumpkins while enjoying the Garden’s 87 acres.
Join the Los Angeles Division of the National Model Railroad Association at the Halloween-themed Model Train Show at the Garden! The train show is for all ages and all interest levels. All aboard!
Wear your costume and enjoy a trunk or treat inspired afternoon at tree trunk stations in the Garden!
Grab your binoculars and head over to the South Coast Botanic Garden for this morning walk through the Garden's 87 acres in search of wild birds.
March 1: The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic invites you to Music in the Garden, which showcases young musicians of Peninsula and South Bay schools.
THIRD THURSDAY - MONTHLY: Visit the South Coast Botanic Garden for free every third Thursday of the month. This 87-acres garden features a small lake, Children’s Garden and Children’s Discovery Garden.
NOVEMBER 21 - JANUARY 10: South Coast Botanic Garden is proud to present GLOW, a visually stunning art installation that will transform their lush botanic oasis into an oceanic experience for their Garden Lights & Ocean Waters theme. Enjoy music and this unforgettable after-dark walk through the Garden.
EVERY THIRD SUNDAY: Grab your leash and your fur babies and head to the Garden! During special dog walking hours, you’re invited to bring your four-legged friends to the 87 acres of the Garden.
APRIL 1 - JULY 31: Visit South Coast Botanic Garden for this new exhibit featuring an immersive butterfly pavilion, an emergence chamber with caterpillars and pupae, and new garden plantings of tulips, pollinators, and other butterfly-attracting flowers.
JUNE 18-20: Show the dads in your life that you love them gnome-body else! Gnomes will be hidden throughout the Garden for a fun scavenger hunt—you'll need to roam to find the gnomes! Craft beer, cocktails, and charcuterie boards available for purchase.
JULY 16 - SEPTEMBER 6: The DiscOasis is a theatrical walk-through journey of music, art, dancing, live performances, roller skating, and good times. The main attraction will be roller skating in the middle of the Garden's 87 acres.
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