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  • Tai Chi in the Garden - Spring 2013 Series 2 (Series Begins May 4)

    Location: 
    patio

    Series 2

    Saturdays

    May 4, 11, 18, 25

    $25 members / $35 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.

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  • NEW! Essential Things Feng Shui Can Do to Maintain and Improve Your Health

    Location: 
    classrooma

    $30 members / $40 non-members

    Instructor: Shelley Sparks

    Your house holds an essential key for you to maintain your health for as long as you live here. Understanding specific things that you can do in your home will support not only your physical health but also your emotional and mental well-being. 

    Join Feng Shui expert Shelley Sparks in learning how to health proof your house. 

    Shelley Sparks has been a Feng Shui expert for more than 20 years. Through the practice of Feng Shui she creates harmony, healing, and beneficial qualities to her clients’ homes and business and garden environments. She believes that as we bring our environments into balance we live happier and healthier lives. She is the author of the award winning book “Secrets of the Land.”

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  • Las Candalistas Presents—A Day in the Garden “Fashion in Bloom”

    Location: 
    uppermeadow

    Upper and Lower Meadows

    $50 per person (20% of the fee will be donated to the South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation)

    Las Candalistas, a South Bay non-profit philanthropic organization, invites you to their 44th annual spring event benefiting South Bay charities. Come enjoy a gourmet lunch in the beautiful South Coast Botanic Garden. Listen to guest speakers and Las Candalistas docents enlighten you about gardening and entertaining. Shop from our unique vendors, in addition to Las Candalistas shops featuring baked goods, garden, and specialty items. Be inspired by creative tabletop designs.

    Advance reservations requested. For information or reservations call (310) 798-7499 or visit www.lascandalistas.org.

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  • National Public Gardens Day

    Location: 
    gardengrounds

    Docent and Self-guided Walking Tours included with paid Garden admission

    National Public Gardens Day was created to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and the various roles they play in our lives: promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide. Docent and self-guided walking tours will be available.

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  • Volunteer Information Session

    Location: 
    classroomb

    Presenter: Carol Howden, Volunteer Coordinator at SCBGF

    Learn what it takes to become a volunteer at South Coast Botanic Garden. If you have friends interested in volunteering, encourage them to attend this Information Session. This is offered on our Garden Free Admission Day. It will be FREE and EASY to attend!

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  • Bird Lectures - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Apr. 3)

    Location: 
    classrooma

    Wednesdays

    April 3, 17, May 8, 29

    $23 members / $33 non-members

    Instructors: Eric and Ann Brooks

    Have fun studying and identifying many of the species of birds found in Southern California. Class uses slides, videos, and printed materials. Discussions revolve around birding books, binoculars, and periodicals.

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  • Yoga in the Garden - Spring 2013 (Series Begins Mar. 16)

    Location: 
    patio

    Saturdays

    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.

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  • California Rare Fruit Growers Meeting

    Location: 
    patio

    March 9 speaker:  Mark Cooper re:  Passion fruit and flowers.


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  • Tram Tour

    Location: 
    patio

    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.  

    Special Hours for Cherry Blossom Festival on March 2, 2013: 11:30 am OR 1:30 pm

    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.

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  • Tram Tour

    Location: 
    patio

    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.  

    Special Hours for Cherry Blossom Festival on March 2, 2013: 11:30 am OR 1:30 pm

    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.

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