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South Coast Botanic Garden

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Address: 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274-2515
Phone Number: +1 310-544-1948
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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A great venue for a wedding

Just attended a wedding here. It is interesting, pretty in summer and fall, not so much in January when we went to check it out as a venue. Staff very easy to work with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
half moon bay, CA

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Edmonton, Canada
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84 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This has long been one of our favourite places in Southern California, and is one place we always visit when we are here. 87 acres of garden, some formal, much of it quite wild. You can lose yourself for hours. The guide allows you to easily find your way around the garden. There is a nice gift shop, and a... More 

Thank Richard W
Lomita, California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This hidden gem is a must see when you are in the Los Angeles Area. The well maintained trees and gardens offer a relaxing moment away from the concrete world. The staff and volunteers make this a place to enjoy for everyone who comes in.

Thank 220LauraL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The South Coast Botanic Garden is a favorite of ours--including my almost-4-year-old granddaughter. We've enjoyed not only the lovely gardens and spectacular trees but also concerts and picnics on the "upper meadow." Yesterday, we had great fun with our little granddaughter finding the ten "hidden" pumpkins, each of which had a garden-related riddle (difficult enough to engage the grown-ups involved).... More 

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half moon bay, CA
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83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Just attended a wedding here. It is interesting, pretty in summer and fall, not so much in January when we went to check it out as a venue. Staff very easy to work with- gorgeous in the growing season. Tried to get to get shop, but was too busy

Thank hmbfox
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to spend an afternoon with your children or grandchildren. They can play on large grassy areas or walk-through small trails to you beautiful plants.

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Carol H, Manager at South Coast Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the day at the Garden! More 

Palos Verdes, CA.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Easy to get to and spend as little or as much time as you like enjoying the gardens and nature. Nice gift shop plus plants for sale. Enjoy walking the nearby trails as well.

Thank SandraAl
redondo beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great relaxing place to spend a few hours . We have lived in the area for a long time and always drive past . I'm glad we stopped to enjoy and take it all in. Very clean and wonderful . Price is a little steep but I guess it goes to the upkeep

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I had been to the South Coast Botanic Garden many years ago to photograph flowers. On a recent trip to Long Beach I had some spare time and wanted to get some bird watching done. Turns out the Botanic Gardens was just as good for bird watching as for photographing flowers. Hummingbirds are as common as honey bees here, Western... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

For those who lament the modern assault on Nature and depletion of natural resources, there is a lesson to be learned at South Coast Botanic Garden. Once an open pit mine, in the 1940s, then a massive landfill dump from 1957-65, today this pristine landscape contains some of the most beautiful gardens in all of the Los Angeles area. Today,... More 

Thank Ernie S
Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Because of the drought i could not see some flowers but the desert plants are incredible! Also I love the decoration too.

Thank minimize940314

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