South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Estates

(4.1/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
Conveniently located to many South Bay communities, this 87-acre Botanic Garden 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.
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  • This is one of the most peaceful spaces in the South Bay, with beauty on the side! It is easy to walk a mile or two along the many trails with a lot of interesting botany and many birds... oh, and the...  more »
  • I'm from Indiana so it was especially enjoyable to walk among so many spring blooms in March! I spent over 3 hours hiking through the several acres of many varieties and species of trees and plants. S...  more »
  • I’ve always wanted to see Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom and was so surprised to find out they were on my way to Newport Beach. We were vacationing in Manhattan Beach and I was looking for things ...  more »
  • Love this place. We just enjoyed their pumpkin hunt. It is fun to be outdoors walking through a beautiful garden with a purpose. My niece and son love running and looking for the pumpkins.
  • It's a great area to walk and explore with numerous benches throughout where you can stop and relax. Quite often you will find that there is a unique art installation to discover throughout the grounds. I love it but I'm a local. It's not as lush as many botanic gardens. They take water restrictions very seriously.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE. I ve learned and grew so much from this secret garden! every 3rd tuesday is free so enjoy your days and be free in nature :p get lost and take different paths every time
  • While there is generally some part that is under renovation at any time, they have some nice interesting parts, for example the fig tree forest. There are lots of benches all over and plenty of clean trails for a long walk in a pleasant atmosphere. It's also very good for kids with a special children's garden and a on CE relaxing koi pond.
  • great place to explore its a huge 87 acres and the staff are so friendly they were a wealth of information and indulged all the questions we had