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South Coast Botanic Garden

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

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The gardens are located in a quiet section of the PV peninsula. The gardens provide a nice quiet respite from the busy South Bay Area with its traffic along PCH. The site is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Got a yearly membership for our family. We were expecting a lot more flowers and green, but didn't find it here. But this is LA so it makes sense. Huge place. Great for locals to come and walk around. Good place, but can't recommend it for people who have to drive more than an hour to get here.

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Los Angeles, California
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255 reviews
70 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are located in a quiet section of the PV peninsula. The gardens provide a nice quiet respite from the busy South Bay Area with its traffic along PCH. The site is fairly quiet in the late afternoons for walks/exercise. It is beautiful to see the garden as the seasons change.

Thank Bobo12120
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there's an owl in the trees in the parking lot. at least there used to be. the gardens are charming. well worth a couple of hours at least. i'm not sure if they let u bring in food, but this would make for a delightful place to picnic. when you need a break from the city, the tranquility that can... More 

Thank Justin P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Acres of plants from all over the area and foreign countries too. We loved the cacti gardens! You could spend hours here exploring plants and having a nice walk at the same time.

Thank CocoWashington
Edmonton, Canada
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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 

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Lomita, California
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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.

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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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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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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.

Thank Bill B
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

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