The South Bay Orchid Society meets the thrid Friday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.
For additional information call Marla Corey at (310) 833-1918
The South Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society meets the the first Monday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.
For additional information, contact David Berman at (310) 650-9289
The Palos Verdes Begonia Society meets the first Monday of the month, at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of July and September. They will meet on the second Monday.
For additional information contact society president Carol Knight at (310) 833-3466.
The California Rare Fruit Growers meets the second Satruday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.
For additional information contact John Baskett at (310) 707-3903 or Carolyn Buchman (310) 370-7894
The Cactus & Succulent Society meets in the Hall, with the exception of May, June, and December. Due to other events they will meet in the classrooms. Second Sunday of the month.
For additional information contact society president Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886
Sunday, March 10
The South Bay Epiphyllum Society meets the second Tuesday of the month at South coast Botanic Garden. No meeting in January.
For additional information contact Dick Kohlschreiber at (310) 833-6823
Included with paid Garden admission
Hosted by Los Angeles County, Countywide Smart Gardening Program
Beginning workshops provide hands-on instruction on composting, worm composting, grasscycling, and water-wise and fire-wise gardening. Residents can purchase a backyard or worm composting bins at a discount.
The South Coast Dahlia Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at South Coast Botanic Garden.
For additional information call Dick Kohlschreiber (310) 833-6823
The South Coast Rose Society meets the third Thursday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of July and August.
for additional information contact Gloria Leinbach at (310) 867-0967
Lecture included with paid Garden admission
Speaker: Debra Lee Baldwin
The South Coast Botanic Garden is proud to be the first Los Angeles-area venue to host Debra Lee Baldwin on tour with her new book, Succulents Simplified. Debra will share what's new and exciting with these architectural, geometric and stylish "plants that drink responsibly" and explain how a few photogenic Southern California gardens launched a worldwide phenomenon. “We have a near-perfect climate for succulents, so our botanical gardens, nurseries and landscape professionals have had a head start on the plants’ cultivation and uses,” she says. “The international gardening community is eager to see what Southern California hybridizers, growers and designers come up with next.” Debra also will show gorgeous new cultivars and how top garden and floral designers are using succulents in bouquets, topiaries and even wearable art.
Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens, both bestsellers. Her new book, Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties is a Timber Press summer, 2013 release. Debra is a regular contributor to Sunset and other publications, and her own half-acre garden near San Diego has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens. She specializes in showing how to use architectural, water-wise and easy-care succulents in a variety of appealing and creative applications. Debra will sign books before and after her presentation.