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Sat, 8/9 10:00am

The California Rare Fruit Growers meets the second Satruday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.

The following meeting swill be held in the Koi Pond: April 12th, June 14th and Sept 13th. 

For additional information contact John Baskett at (310) 707-3903 or Carolyn Buchman (310) 370-7894.


Sun, 8/10 12:30pm
Facebook Event: Here
Location: Upper Meadow
Cost: $25 for Adults, $15 for Children (Ages 5-17)

Kick-off the Football Season and join with other USC Trojan supporters at the inaugural TrojanFest, a collaboration between the Trojan Club of San Pedro-Peninsula, Marshall Partners, the Alumni Club of the L.A. Beach Cities, Trojan League of South Bay, Young Alumni Council, and many more. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day with the Trojan Marching Band, Traveler, student athletes, and Trojans from across the South Bay. Kids will have a blast with games and activities while you connect with fellow alumni and friends. 

Take advantage of your entrance ticket and explore the South Coast Botanic Garden at your leisure. There will be plenty of free parking and food, wine, and beer will be available for purchase. Family-friendly pricing for a Trojan Family-friendly day.


Sun, 8/10 1:30pm

The Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Sunday of the month.

Brian Kemble will present “Treasures of the Sierra Madre: A Trip through Mexico’s Sierra Madre Oriental.” Kemble is Curator of the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA, and has grown succulents since the 70’s.  He has made more than 20 trips to Mexico, and will share photos of cacti, agaves, echeverias, yuccas, and other wonderful plants that he has found in habitat.

Lecture is at 1:30 PM,

For additional information contact society president Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886 and visit


Mon, 8/11 9:30am

The South Coast Fuchsia Society meets the second Monday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.

For additional information contact Marsha Hopwood at (310) 374-3255


Tue, 8/12 7:30pm

The South Bay Epiphyllum Society meets on the 2nd Tuesday of month.
For info call Dick Kohlschreiber @ (310) 833-6823

Wed, 8/13 9:00am

Volunteer group that meets every Wednesday and makes crafts for our Gift Shop.

To join please contact Vicky at (310) 544-1508 or


Wed, 8/13 4:00pm
Don't miss our biggest Members-Only event of the year. To properly showcase the work accomplished last year and the exciting trajectory from here, we've prepared an elegant affair in a reinvention of our traditional meetings in the past. 
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4:00 pm - Reception
6:00 pm - Meeting and Dinner
The reception will be held in the iconic Rose Garden with hors d'oeuvres, wine and demonstrations by Chef Derek Brandon Walker, Flower Duet and a Meet and Greet with Deborah Richie-Bray, designer of the new Rose Garden!
The meeting and Dinner will occur on the Upper Meadow with Dinner catered by Misto Caffe & Bakery, with deserts by Two's a Party and BabyCakes Baking Company
Tickets required for reception and dinner for $35.00 per person
Please RSVP by August 1st.
Please contact Guest Services for tickets - 

(310) 544-1948


Wed, 8/13 5:30pm

Dates: June 11, 25, July 23, August 13
Location: Classroom A
Cost: $45 members / $55 non-members – Prices per Workshop
$15 materials fee (payable to instructor)
Instructor: Jenifer Lynn of Jen's Jewels

Jen has been in the jewelry making business for the last 11 years, and has been a silversmith for the last 8 years. She has made thousands of pieces of jewelry for Sundance Catalog and has wire-wrapped over a million gem stones. Jen currently sells in the Gift Shop here at the South Coast Botanic Garden along with several other boutiques and Crafted Port of LA.

Learn how to wire wrap gemstones with Jen of Jen's Jewels. Jen will give you step by step instructions on how to wire wrap briolettes and center drilled stones to create a multi gemstone necklace! You get to choose from many color and stone options to make your necklace more personalized. You will learn 2 wire wrapping techniques that will allow you to either find the hobby you have been looking for, or help you expand your jewelry making skills.
Registration for this class is required 48-hours in advance of class start date. Please contact Guest Services to reserve the class.


Fri, 8/15 7:00pm

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


Wed, 8/20 9:00am

Volunteer group that meets every Wednesday and makes crafts for our Gift Shop.

To join please contact Vicky at (310) 544-1508 or