April is such a beautiful time in the Garden with an abundance of plant and wildlife activity. We could talk about the unusually warm weather, but truth be told, it has been downright hot. We hope all of you come out this month to enjoy the Garden at its finest.
Mar. 30, Apr. 1, 3: NEW! Junior Farmers Program – Series 1 (Drop-in Class) – 10:30 am
4, 18, 25: Tai Chi in the Garden (Drop-in Class) – 8:00 am
4, 18, 25: Yoga in the Garden (Drop-in Class) – 9:30 am
6, 8, 10: NEW! Junior Farmers Program – Series 2 – 10:30 am
7, 14, 21, 28: Line Dancing in the Garden (Drop-in Class) – 11:00 am
8: Eco Gardener Series (Drop-in Class) – 3:30 pm
11, 12: South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale – 9:00 am
11: NEW! Natural Remedies – Taking Charge of Your Own Healthcare – 10:30 am
11: NEW! Meet the Artist – Alexandra Hofmeister-Daly – 12:00 pm
12, 15: Audubon Bird Walk – 8:00 am
12: Kids Club: Learn About Bees and Wasps – 1:30 pm
18: Spring Plant Sale – 7:00 am (members), 9:00 am (public)
19: NEW! Surfrider Foundation: Ocean-friendly Garden Program (Drop-in Class) – 10:30 am
25: NEW! Introduction to Herbal Health – 10:00 am
March is the month that kicks off spring in the Garden and we invite you, your family, neighbors and friends to join us for a wide array of events and programs to celebrate this prolific season. So much is happening in the Garden! The Cherry Blossoms, and the Festival that commemorates their beauty, are both in full swing this month. Members of the South Coast African Violet Society are busy preparing for a wonderful show and sale and our classrooms are filling up with eco-friendly and health conscious classes. Registration is now open. Join us this spring and nurture your body, mind and soul as you stroll the Garden.
02/28, 03/01, 07, 08: Cherry Blossom Festival - 9:00am
02/28, 03/01, 07, 08: Family Picnic Day: Cherry Blossom Festival - 9:00am
03, 17, 24, 31: Line Dancing in the Garden - 11:00am
03, 10, 17, 24, 31: Ikebana Floral Design - 1:00pm
04, 11, 18, 25: Eco Gardener Series - 3:30pm
05, 19, 26: One Stroke Painting - 10:00am
06, 13, 20, 27: Oriental Impressionistic Watercolor - 9:00am
6, 13, 20, 27: Botanical Beauty- 10:00am
07, 08: Kids Club - Cherry Blossom Festival - 11:00am
07, 14, 21, 28: Tai Chi in the Garden - 8:00am
08: Surfrider Foundation: Ocean-friendly Garden Program - 10:30am
08, 18: Audubon Bird Walks - 8:00am
14: South Coast African Violet Society Show and Sale - 11:00am
14, 21, 28: Yoga in the Garden - 9:30am
14: Meet the Artist: Carrie Mueller - 12:00pm
15: What is Naturopathic Medicine? - 10:30am
15: Springtime Floral Design Featuring Ranunculus - 1:00pm
29: Shop and Learn - Unusual World of Kalanchoe - 12:00pm
30: Junior Farmers Program - Series 1 - 10:30am
Stroll and Picnic in the Garden – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Live Harp Performances –
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wine Tasting and Engraving –
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a romantic day in the intimate setting of the Garden. The Gift Shop will be offering complimentary hot chocolate and Beckers Bakery cookies (while supplies last). End your stroll on the Amphitheater Lawn to meet Cuatro Dias Winery for complimentary wine tasting. Be sure to bring a lunch or light snacks for a picnic on the Amphitheater Lawn while Kristina Branes serenades you with live harp performances.
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Spring is rapidly approaching, but the winter garden still offers botanical interest and lively events and classes to its visitors. We welcome you for a stroll with your special Valentine and a picnic under the Cherry Blossom Trees. We hope to see you many times this month as the Garden prepares for a bountiful spring.
1: Wings ‘n Things – 1:00 pm
2: NEW! Designing your California Native Garden – 1:30 pm
7: NEW! Hand-painted Valentine Workshop – 2:00 pm
8: Shop and Learn: Orchids – 12:00 pm
14: NEW! Sweetheart’s Stroll in the Garden – 9:00 am (events start at 12:00 pm)
18: NEW! Native Wildflowers of the Palos Verdes Peninsula – 10:30 am
21: NEW! Organic Seeds: Selecting, Starting and Sowing for Spring – 1:30 pm
28: Basic Nature Photography – 9:00 am
28: Cherry Blossom Festival – 9:00 am
Please register for events and classes through the Guest Services Center (310) 544-1948.
SCBG: Past Present and Future
Saturday, January 31 at 2 pm
Peter Olpe, volunteer and SCBGF president, will talk about the history of Palos Verdes, the people and the geology that helped create the South Coast Botanic Garden, followed by an overview of the Garden's Vision Plan for the future. Come and enjoy a very interesting lecture as part of your day at the Garden!