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Located on Crenshaw Boulevard in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the 87-acre South Coast Botanic Garden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TMenon
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Chennai
Very nice garden to visit....in cool weather

We took our granddaughter to the garden so she could participate in the "Fairies vs Trolls" game... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
lonestarlizard
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Austin, Texas
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All reviews children's garden rose garden gift shop is small california native plants plant species few hours japanese garden plants and flowers free admission beautiful place to visit great walk on display well worth the visit couple of hours sunny day david austin drought
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was my 1st time visiting the Southcoast Botanical Garden because I am a member of the Descanso garden, so I was able to get in at Southcoast garden for free. Southcoast botanical garden is an OK place to visit. It is a pretty big garden from area perspective. The garden is emphasizes on California native plants, however, there are some plants other from other part of the country as well from around the world. However, there are not many family like activities compares to Descanso garden. So, I rate it as 3 stars.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

As first time visitors, we enjoyed the planted areas near the entrance gate, and a glimpse of the rose garden beyond the construction barriers. We were disappointed with the overgrown and unkempt conditions prevalent through much of the rest of the grounds we viewed. Visitors should be warned of these conditions prior to entry.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank GyrFalcons
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Nice place to visit to see a variety of plants. Relaxing to walk through the garden paths. Sometimes see ducks. Shakespeare in the Park has been there, concerts and weddings. Nice to bring small children. They offer classes there too.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Come and visit the newly created Rose Garden!!
This 86 acre hidden gem is a place for children to explore at the children's garden, or create arts and crafts at the "Kids Corner" events, or take long walks among the shade trees. Adults can see an abundant variety of native plant species in the Mediterranean Garden & Succulents and Cactus in the Cactus garden. Great place to sit and relax or to take a vigorous walk or hike. Perfect for multi-generation families or solo visits.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank smph5
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I am guessing this place was established at least 60 or 70 years ago by the size of some of the trees. It is a huge garden but well laid out with roads and sign posts so you should not get lost. Actually it is too much to walk all the way round unless you have a whole day and are pretty fit. Fortunately there is a little tour train in operation at the weekend but I had to walk so could only see a limited area. Most of the exhibit areas including fuschia garden, dahlia garden and vegetable gardens are all close to the entry. It is famous for a desert and cactus garden which is quite large but easy to get to. It is very worthwhile with a lot of major specimens. The Japanese garden is not bad but does not have the absolute precision the Japanese would use. Right now the place is undergoing a huge transformation including an expansion of the desert area, new rose garden and rebuilt lake. This is supposed to be complete now but I would estimate more like mid 2018 before everything is really complete. So not bad for an afternoon of fresh air but can look forward to some good things.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JRNSydney_Australia
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