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Events: Special Interest

Sun, 10/12 1:30pm

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

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


Mon, 10/13 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, 10/14 7:30pm

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

Wed, 10/15 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, 10/15 10:00am

The Diggers Gardening club will meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month in Classroom B. 

The following dates will meet in the Parking lot to rally off-site: Mar. 19, Apr. 16 and May 21. 

For more information, contact Peggy Wormington at (310) 548-4344. 


Thu, 10/16 7:00pm

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


Fri, 10/17 9:00am

Included with paid Garden Admission

We have partnered with our friends over at Toro Nursery to create a Fall garden display to welcome the change in seasons. Use it to take that perfect Fall photo and come enjoy the fantastic display. Non-commercial photography fees will be waived on Friday, October 17 only. Installation will run continuously until Sunday, November 16.


Fri, 10/17 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


Sat, 10/18 9:00am

Presented by Kaulana Ka Hale Kula 'O Na Pua 'O Ka 'Aina

Celebrating the diverse culture surrounding the IPU "Gourd"

Upper and Lower Meadows

Included with paid Garden admission

Additional fee applies for food and vendors

Join us for a day of Pacific Islander history, music, dance, and activities. Events to include: Pacific Islander Village, Pacific Islander music and dance, celebration of Makahiki "Hawaiian New Year", games "Pa'ani", demonstrations, food, Village Crafts, and Gift Bazaar. For further information contact Randy Chang at (310) 628-1547.


Sun, 10/19 12:00pm

Location: Cornish Courtyard / Classroom B

Included with paid Garden admission

Speaker: Ashley Subingsubing, Toro Nursery

Ashley will take guests through the full range of Fall Color Perennials including Snap Dragons, Vintage Stocks, Cyclamen, Pansies and Violas. He will touch on which plants work best for your garden, the duration of bloom, shade versus sun and when to change out your plants. Annuals will be addressed as well to make sure your garden looks gorgeous all year long.