The 87-acre Garden, known as the ‘Jewel of the Peninsula’, has more than 2,500 different species of plants from as far away as Australia, the Mediterranean and southern Africa. The Garden is situated in Sunset’s Zone 23, one of the most favored growing areas in the world.
About 100 trees and shrubs are rare mature specimens, infrequently seen elsewhere. The wide variety of plant life provides food and shelter to an abundant wildlife and bird population, and over 200 species of birds are sighted annually.
Popular features include a small lake, Mediterranean Garden, AARS Rose Garden, Water-Wise Garden, Garden for the Senses, Cactus Garden, Children’s Garden, Fuchsia Garden, Dahlia Garden, Herb Garden, and Japanese Garden. There is an attractive Wedding Lawn and two Gazebos, Events Meadow and Frances Young Auditorium available for events, in addition to a picnic area located outside of the Garden gates.
In addition to hosting meetings for a variety of societies and clubs, the Garden also hosts special events such as line dancing, concerts and workshops.
The Garden is open to the public 364 days a year and closed Christmas Day. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last ticket sale at 4:30 p.m. Parking is free.
Admission to the garden is Adults $9; Seniors 62 and over $6; Students with ID $6; Children (5 – 12) $4; Children (4 and under) FREE, SCBG members FREE.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/ or call (310) 544-1948.
The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 23600 Crenshaw Boulevard in Rolling Hills Estates.
Source: SCBG Website