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South Coast Botanic Garden

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 26300 Crenshaw Blvd Palos Verdes Peninsula CA 90274  See map

Known as "The Jewel of the Peninsula," the 87-acre botanic garden features more than 2,500 species of plants, an abundant wildlife and bird population, a small lake and a picnic area.

The gardens within the garden feature roses, cacti, fuchsias, dahlias and herbs. There is also a Children's Garden, Japanese Garden and a Garden of the Senses.

On Saturdays, a 45-minute guided tram tour makes a one-mile loop around the garden and points out historical and botanical highlights. The tours run from 11 am. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $4.

Admission is free the first Tuesday of the month. The garden is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day.

Lou Leopold February 11, 2012 at 04:21 PM
We were very disappointed with the garden. It did not appear to be looked after. It doesn't hold a candle to our own Nature center in Eldorado Park....and our park is free.
Glenn Rueger March 03, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Thanks for sharing, Lou.
brooke March 18, 2012 at 05:50 PM
These gardens are so lovely, our kids LOVE to go here and go down to the pond and see the squirrels and the birds and feed them..there is also a turtle pond and a bridge they can walk on..and a kid garden! the gift shop has drinks and pretty gifts..and bathrooms are on premisis..enjoy a day in the beautiful gardens!
Simone Goergens March 29, 2012 at 03:28 PM
This is a beautiful park! Unfortunaly the admission price of $8 is keeping specialy local people away. Why you don't have one day a week FREE ADMISSION.

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