WhenSat, 3/16 9:00am - 5:00pm
Upper and Lower Meadows
Picnic with paid Garden admission
Bring your family for a picnic at the Garden and visit the Rare Fruit Orchard, which displays over 50 different varieties of fruiting trees, shrubs, and vines. This new display orchard focuses on fruits that are great for the local home landscape with a focus on fruits that aren’t readily available in your local supermarket. You can see Dragon Fruit vines, Banana Shrubs, and stone fruits trees suitable to our mild climate. A self-guided tour and information sheet will be available. Please visit the Gift Shop for more information. Picnics are not provided, but feel free to bring your own. The Upper and Lower Meadows will be open for picnicking.
WhenSat, 3/16 9:00am - 10:00am
March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4
$80 members / $90 non-members
Instructor: Renee Yazdi
When we have the opportunity to take yoga out of the studio and into a natural setting, we can experience the true beauty in the practice. In these eight weeks, feel the peace and energy of the garden become one with you. The pace and difficulty of this class is appropriate for most individuals. Each class will begin with joint opening, progress to deeper stretches and flows, and ultimately be guided into meditation. This gentle therapeutic approach can be done in a chair or without a chair. Yet, even an advanced practitioner can benefit from this energy-based, meditative practice. Please bring a mat and dress for the outside. In the event of rain, we will still have class, but we may need to move it inside. **Drop-ins are allowed and are $12 per class for members and $15 per class for non-members. Please register in the Gift Shop.
WhenSat, 3/16 9:30am - 12:30pm
Tours begin at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, and 12:00 pm
$12 for adults and children, members and non-members – Includes one tour
Join Faery Fauni and Faery Godmother Careen up close in an interactive walkabout in the enchanted gardens of South Coast Botanic Garden. The faeries will bring you stories of faery magic and flowers, with dancing, singing and fun. Starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at noon.
Groups and parties are welcome. Picnicking will be available on the lawn adjacent to the Amphitheater during the Event hours. Children are invited to come in costume. Fairy merchandise and face painting will be available for purchase.
Call (310) 544-1948 for advance tickets. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.
We would like to thank Judy of Mars Events (714-655-1012, email@example.com) for providing face painting services at the event.
Girl Scouts can earn the Magical Faery Adventure Patch by attending the event. The program can be downloaded from their website at http://www.afaeryhunt.com/education.htm. Please click on “The Girl Scout Fun Patch Program” for more information.
WhenSat, 3/16 10:00am - 12:00pm
March 2 and 16
$40 members / $50 non-members
$5 materials fee (payable to instructor)
Instructor: Jackie Johnson
Learn how to create a unique succulent container garden from an instructor who has won numerous awards for her artistic designs with all kinds of plants.
The first session will cover the basics such as the selection of containers, plants, and accessories, and how to maintain your garden so you can enjoy it for many years.
In the second session, the instructor will guide you through the process of making your own creative succulent garden. Class is limited to 25 participants. Preregistration is required.
WhenSat, 3/16 10:30am - 11:30am
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20
Note: On March 16, 23, and 30, class will be from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
$60 members / $70 non-members
Instructor: Master Wang Hui
An ancient Chinese Technique emphasizing relaxation, balance, coordination, and agility, Tai Chi is a total system of exercises promoting circulation, flexibility, and inner strength, as well as mental and physical discipline. Living in California, Master Wang is an authentic Monk from The Shaolin Temple in China challenging the principles he was taught throughout his life. Practice Tai Chi to improve your health and rejuvenate your life! **Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $10 per class. Please register in the Gift Shop.
WhenSat, 3/16 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Docent guided Tram Tour. Tour lasts about 45 minutes and travels the Tram Road which is about a one-mile loop around the garden. Various points of interest are discussed. You will not disembark the tram.
Current Tram Tour schedule is only at 1:00pm on Saturdays. Please call the admission window at (310) 544-6815 to ensure that the tram is running as scheduled.
Cost is $4 per person, payable at the admission window, on a first come, first served basis. Admission window accepts cash only for entrance and tram tour.
WhenSat, 3/16 3:00pm - 4:30pm
March 9, 16, April 6
$90 members / $100 non-members
$15 materials fee (payable to instructor)
Instructor: Rishi Kumar, UCCE Master Gardener, Permaculturalist
This wonderful, eye-opening, three week course will give you all the tools to create a beautiful, abundant, natural food garden. Learn how to grow food organically without the standard backbreaking garden work of weeding, fertilizing, and tilling, and create a work-free garden that can grow and develop with little guidance. This class will teach basic techniques from permaculture includingwater catchment, sheet mulching, work-free composting, mixed cropping, and more. Don't miss this chance to transform your vegetable garden into a self-sustaining paradise!
Phone: (310) 544-1948
The Garden is open to the public 364 days a year and closed Christmas Day.
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last ticket sale at 4:30 PM)
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
GIFT SHOP HOURS:
Monday-Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
|Seniors - 62 and over:||$6|
|Students (with ID):||$6|
|Children (5 - 12):||$3|
|4 and under:||FREE|
|Third Tuesday of each month:||FREE|
(Please note that admission is currently cash only)