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South Coast Botanic Garden | Spring in the Garden

SEPTEMBER in the

Garden

Photo credit: Jeff Staton THE GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT Daily September 15 through November 30 Free with Membership or general admission The furry critters of South Coast Botanic Garden are notorious for snacking on the seasonal pumpkin patch. To thwart their efforts, the Garden’s resident birds have hidden the patch away. Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing patch? Move throughout the 87-acre garden in this perfect fall excursion.

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TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN Saturdays 9 – 10 am Learn this beautiful ancient Chinese practice, with graceful meditative movements that help maintain physical health, well-being and spiritual essence. Held weekly on the Koi Pond Patio, this activity is the perfect way to release tension, increase balance and improve relaxation. All ages and fitness levels welcome. One Class: $12 members / $15 Nonmembers. 10-class Flex Pass: $100 members / $125 Nonmembers. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, and Guided Meditation for up to six months.

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YOGA IN THE GARDEN Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 – 11 am Enjoy the sweeping views and fresh air of the Garden in this outdoor Hatha yoga class. It helps to develop balance and strength in mind and body. Join Mary Goodell as she leads you through physical postures, deep breathing, and mindful exercises suitable for all levels. One Class: $12 members / $15 Nonmembers. 10-class Flex Pass: $100 members / $125 Nonmembers. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, and Guided Meditation for up to six months GUIDED MEDITATION Sundays 10 – 11:15 am Learn the practice of Buddhist meditation with instructor Bruce Holmes as he leads you through this indoor practice. Learn to create a calm and peaceful mind regardless of external circumstances and afterward take time for personal reflection in the Garden. All levels welcome. One Class: $12 members / $15 Nonmembers. 10-class Flex Pass: $100 members / $125 Nonmembers. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, and Guided Meditation for up to six months.

PETER AND THE WOLF FAMILY MUSIC ON THE MEADOW Monday, September 3 Free with Membership or general admission Instrument Petting Zoo: 2:30 and 3:45 pm Concert: 3 – 5 pm Join the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band for a musical experience crafted especially for families. Begin with an instrument petting zoo where you can meet the musicians and learn how orchestral instruments work and sound with Amuse Music Center. The performance will feature the narrated story of Peter and the Wolf. Picnics are encouraged along with low folding chairs. Outside alcohol will not be permitted, though food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. IKEBANA FLOWER ARRANGING Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23 12:30 -2:30 pm $120 Members/$133 non-Members. Materials fee is $40 beginners/$80 advance. Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of floral arranging. Instructor Yumiko Kikkawa of the Ohara School of Ikebana, will guide you to see beyond the decorative and help you merge the indoors and outdoors through the mechanics of manipulation and the observation of materials for their best usage. Registration required.


What's in Bloom Coral Tree Jacaranda Bottle Brush Dahlia

ORIENTAL WATERCOLOR Fridays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26 9 am – Noon $85 Members/$95 non-Members. Noted artist and instructor Hisako Asano will share her approach to a world of delicate watercolor painting. Create paintings of nature that capture this softcolored art form, learn to blend colors, and how to manipulate 3-D values with a single stroke. Registration required. LANDSCAPE PASTEL PAINTING IN PLEIN AIR Saturday, September 8 9 am – 1:30 pm $72 Members / $85 Nonmembers Learn to paint landscapes from award-winning artist, Joe Mancuso. He will demonstrate his painting techniques using soft pastels in a friendly and relaxed outdoor Garden atmosphere. Supply list provided at registration. Registration required. AUDUBON BIRD WALK Sunday, September 9 8 – 11 am Free with Membership or general admission Join the Palos Verdes and South Bay Audubon Society in search of birds at this lively excursion. Last month the group spotted a rare Phainopepla, a bird not typically seen on the Peninsula. No experience required.

GROW! EDIBLE GARDENING SERIES Saturdays, September 15, 22, October 6, 27 9 am - Noon Cost: $65 Members / $72 Non-members Abandon that produce delivery service and try your hand at growing your own fresh, organic produce at home! Master Gardener Liza Go will teach you how to create an edible garden. You’ll learn to locate your home’s best location for a garden, how to create good soil out of your current plot, the whats, the whens and the hows to grow, the ins and outs of proper propagation, and integrated pest management. Registration required. Advance registration required. SOUTH BAY ORCHID SOCIETY FALL SHOW AND SALE Saturday, September 15 Sale 9am-5pm (Showroom opens at 11am on Saturday) Sunday, September 16 9 am– 4pm Free with Garden admission Experienced orchid vendors and Orchid Society Members will be on hand to sell and showcase their outstanding plants with artistic exhibits and displays. ‘OrchidsR-Easy’ demonstrations/classes will be held throughout the duration of the show. An hourly raffle will be held on each day. For complete show information visit southbayorchidsociety.com/Show/index. html

KIDS CLUB: LEAPING LIZARDS Sunday, September 23 1 – 4 pm Free with Membership or general admission Everywhere you look at South Coast Botanic Garden you are likely to spot a lizard or two – maybe doing push-ups on a fence, or scurrying between rocks. At this drop-in program you can explore four adventure stations and visit areas that are especially appealing to reptiles, like the Desert and Succulent Garden. Along the way you’ll build a terrarium and learn how our new piece of artwork relates to reptile temperature regulation. Details at SouthCoastBotanicGarden.org. RSVP encouraged.

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South Coast Botanic Garden | Spring in the Garden

OCTOBERi n THE GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT Daily through November 30 Free with Membership or general admission The furry critters of South Coast Botanic Garden are notorious for snacking on the seasonal pumpkin patch. To thwart their efforts, the Garden’s resident birds have hidden the patch away. Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing patch? Move throughout the 87-acre garden in this perfect fall excursion. FALL PLANT POP UP Saturday, October 13 9am – 5pm Drop by the Gift Shop to pick up your fall plantings. The Propagation volunteer team has been growing plants especially for this sale, including: salvia, cuphea, plectranthus, California natives, cactus and succulents, fairy garden plants, pelagonium, African basil, bromeliads, and tillandsia. Flats of small succulents suitable for terrariums will be aplenty. Additionally, pavé planted succulent pumpkins and make-your-own succulent driftwood will be available for purchase. TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN Saturdays 9 – 10 am Learn this beautiful ancient Chinese practice, with graceful meditative movements that help maintain physical health, well-being and spiritual essence. Held weekly on the Koi Pond Patio, this activity is the perfect way to release tension, increase balance and improve relaxation. All ages and fitness levels welcome. One Class: $12 members / $15 Nonmembers. 10-class Flex Pass: $100 members / $125 Nonmembers. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, and Guided Meditation for up to six months.

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YOGA IN THE GARDEN Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 – 11 am Enjoy the sweeping views and fresh air of the Garden in this outdoor Hatha yoga class. It helps to develop balance and strength in mind and body. Join Mary Goodell as she leads you through physical postures, deep breathing, and mindful exercises suitable for all levels. One Class: $12 members / $15 Nonmembers. 10-class Flex Pass: $100 members / $125 Nonmembers. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, and Guided Meditation for up to six months.

ORIENTAL WATERCOLOR Fridays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 9 am – Noon $85 Members/$95 non-Members. Noted artist and instructor Hisako Asano will share her approach to a world of delicate watercolor painting. Create paintings of nature that capture this softcolored art form, learn to blend colors, and how to manipulate 3-D values with a single stroke. Registration required.

GROW! EDIBLE GARDENING SERIES Saturdays, October 6, 27 9 am - Noon Cost: $65 Members / GUIDED MEDITATION $72 Non-members Sundays Abandon that produce delivery service and 10 – 11:15 am try your hand at growing your own fresh, Learn the practice of Buddhist meditation organic produce at home! Master Gardener with instructor Bruce Holmes as he leads Liza Go will teach you how to create an you through this indoor practice. Learn to create a calm and peaceful mind regardless edible garden. You’ll learn to locate your home’s best location for a garden, how to of external circumstances and afterward create good soil out of your current plot, take time for personal reflection in the Garden. All levels welcome. One Class: $12 the whats, the whens and the hows to grow, members / $15 Nonmembers. 10-class Flex the ins and outs of proper propagation, and Pass: $100 members / $125 Nonmembers. integrated pest management. Registration required. Advance registration required. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, and Guided Meditation for up to six months. LITTLE SPROUTS (AGES 3-5) Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30 IKEBANA FLOWER ARRANGING 10 – 11:30 am Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 $95 Members / $110 Non-members 12:30 -2:30 pm Enjoy a little preschooler and me time. $120 Members/$133 non-Members. Children and their caregivers will explore Materials fee is $40 beginners/$80 the wonders of the natural world in this advance. Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of floral series with a new theme each week through guided sensory excursions followed by a arranging. Instructor Yumiko Kikkawa of hands-on art project. Advance registration the Ohara School of Ikebana, will guide required. you to see beyond the decorative and help you merge the indoors and outdoors through the mechanics of manipulation and the observation of materials for their best usage. Registration required.


What's in Bloom Sunflower Canna Lily Iris, Fuchsia Rose SKETCHING IN THE GARDEN Thursday, October 11 9:30 am – Noon $49 Members / $54 Nonmembers Appropriate for all levels, this mostly outdoor class will have students sketching landscapes as well as close-up studies in an informal style that includes written notes and information within the journal. Work with pencil, pen and ink, and some watercolor. Journal and all supplies included. Advance registration required. MEMBER TWILIGHT TIME AND FLASHLIGHT PUMPKIN HUNT Friday, October 12th 5-7:30pm Members at all levels are invited to explore the Great Pumpkin Hunt after hours and via flashlight. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your own lighting as the Garden will be very dark. RSVP required southcoastbotanicgarden.org/ membership-events. FREE SHRUB HUB DESIGN CONSULTATION Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, November 18 9am-4pm Meet with the design experts from ShrubHub, a new mobile app that allows you to order plants on the go. At this oneon-one appointment, the design consultants will look at photos of your yard and patio and craft the garden of your dreams using their digital design tool. Appointments available on the half hour by emailing christina@scbgf.org.

AUDUBON BIRD WALK Sunday, October 14 8 – 11 am Free with Membership or general admission Join the Palos Verdes And South Bay Audubon Society for a walk through the Garden’s 87-acres in search of birds. No experience required. Group meets at Elaine Cornish Courtyard immediately after check-in at the Guest Services window. YOUNG BUDS (AGES 6-8) Sundays, October 14, 21, November 4, 11 2:30 – 4 pm $95 Members / $110 Nonmembers Grow your child’s budding interest in the outdoors through a series of outdoor guided exploration and hands-on art projects. Each class will explore a new theme from birds, flowers, leaves, and trees. Advance registration required. VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER Wednesday, October 17 4 – 7 pm The South Coast Botanic Garden wishes to celebrate and recognize its dedicated and hard-working volunteers with a special dinner. The event is by invitation only and is free for all Garden volunteers. RSVP directly to Darlene Lackey at dlackey@parks. lacounty.gov or (310) 544-6818. FARM TO TABLE DINNER Sunday, October 21 FREE with Garden Circle Membership RSVP Required Join us at our long table for the second annual Garden Circle Farm to Table Dinner. Enjoy cocktails and al fresco dining with a four course gourmet and locally-sourced menu. As a special treat, artist Doris Sung will provide insight into her newlycommissioned sculpture, Fuller, which will soon be on permanent display in the Mediterranean Garden. Break bread alongside the artist, the Garden’s most generous donors and the CEO.

MODEL TRAIN SHOW Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28, 10 am – 4 pm Free with Membership or general admission This annual Model Train Show is sponsored by the Los Angeles Division of the National Model Railroad Association. The finest modular trail layouts will be represented. “how to” clinics will be held on various railroad subjects throughout the day. Bring your own model cars and locomotives if you would like advice and assistance. Tracks will be set up in the Hall and in select display gardens. KIDS CLUB: PUMPKIN PICASSO HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE Sunday, October 28 Noon: Costume Parade Adventure Stations 1-4pm Free with Membership or general admission Bring your costumes and drop in for some pre-Halloween fun and pumpkin-inspired art. A costume parade will be held at noon with a prize for the most creative costume with time for a quick change and a snack before the Adventure Stations begin at 1pm. Learn about the biology of gourds, pumpkins and squashes, and search for the hidden pumpkin patch. Participants will construct pumpkin-themed art projects individually and collaboratively, some to stay at the Garden and some to take home. RSVP highly recommended at southcoastbotanicgarden.org/kidsclub

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South Coast Botanic Garden | Spring in the Garden

NOVEMBER in the

Garden

Photo Credit: Jeff Staton THE GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT Daily through November 30 Free with Membership or general admission The furry creatures of South Coast Botanic Garden are notorious for snacking on the seasonal pumpkin patch. To thwart their efforts, the Garden’s resident birds have hidden the patch away. Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing patch? Move throughout the 87-acre garden in this perfect fall excursion.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 – 11 am Enjoy the sweeping views and fresh air of the Garden in this outdoor Hatha yoga class. It helps to develop balance and strength in mind and body. Join Mary Goodell as she leads you through physical postures, deep breathing, and mindful exercises suitable for all levels. One Class: $12 members / $15 Nonmembers. 10-class Flex Pass: $100 members / $125 Nonmembers. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, and Guided Meditation for up to six months.

TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN Saturdays 9 – 10 am Learn this beautiful ancient Chinese practice, with graceful meditative movements that help maintain physical health, well-being and spiritual essence. Held weekly on the Koi Pond Patio, this activity is the perfect way to release tension, increase balance and improve relaxation. All ages and fitness levels welcome. One Class: $12 members / $15 Nonmembers. 10-class Flex Pass: $100 members / $125 Nonmembers. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, and Guided Meditation for up to six months.

GUIDED MEDITATION Sundays 10 – 11:15 am Learn the practice of Buddhist meditation with instructor Bruce Holmes as he leads you through this indoor practice. Learn to create a calm and peaceful mind regardless of external circumstances and afterward take time for personal reflection in the Garden. All levels welcome. One Class: $12 members / $15 Nonmembers. 10-class Flex Pass: $100 members / $125 Nonmembers. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, and Guided Meditation for up to six months.

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GARDEN CLEAN UP AND COMPOSTING Saturday, November 3 9 am – Noon $25 Members / $30 Nonmembers Nothing looks sadder than spent vines and dried up perennial leaves that had its last bloom so long ago. Join Master Gardener Liza Go and learn a few tips and tricks for making your garden look new and how to effectively incorporate your cleanup routine with backyard composting. Registration required. YOUNG BUDS (AGES 6-8) Sundays, November 4, 11 2:30 – 4 pm $95 Members / $110 Nonmembers Grow your child’s budding interest in the outdoors through a series of outdoor guided exploration and hands-on art projects. Each class will explore a new theme from birds, flowers, leaves, and trees. Advance registration required. DELUXE SAFARI: SWEET WILDLIFE EXPLORATION Thursday, November 8 5 – 7 pm Free with Deluxe level membership or higher ($125 annually). Enjoy the Garden after hours for this special Deluxe Safari. Meet with a biologist from the Natural History Museum to learn how you can be deputized as a community scientist. See what wildlife has already been recorded at the Garden, and discover some on your own! The evening will end with s’mores and hot chocolate on the meadow. Dress for the weather. Reservations required. Basic and Basic Plus members should consider a membership upgrade in order to participate.


What's in Bloom Prickly Pear (showy fruit) Floss Silk Tree Salvia Buckwheat

AUDUBON BIRD WALK Sunday, November 11 8 – 11 am Free with Membership or general admission Join the Palos Verdes And South Bay Audubon Society for a walk through the Garden’s 87-acres in search of birds. No experience required. Group meets at Elaine Cornish Courtyard immediately after checkin at the Guest Services window. SILK SCARF PAINTING Sunday, November 18 9:30 am – Noon $49 Members / $54 Nonmembers Learn the basics of silk painting and color theory and then paint a silk scarf of your own. Longtime artist and instructor Susan Summit Cyr will guide you through each step with garden subjects for inspiration. All materials included. Advance registration required. FREE SHRUB HUB DESIGN CONSULTATION November 18 9am-4pm Meet with the design experts from ShrubHub, a new mobile app that allows you to order plants on the go. At this oneon-one appointment, the design consultants will look at photos of your yard and patio and craft the garden of your dreams using their digital design tool. Appointments available on the half hour by emailing christina@scbgf.org.

KIDS CLUB: HOOTS AND H’OWLS Sunday, November 18 Adventure Stations 1-4pm Free with Membership or general admission Did you know owls have three eyelids and can see three times farther than humans? Learn about the Great Horned Owls that call our Garden home, dissect a real owl pellet (owl puke!) and use a map to find where our owls hang out. RSVP recommended at SouthCoastBotanicGarden.org/kidsclub THANKSGIVING FLORAL CENTERPIECES Tuesday, November 20 6:30 – 8:30pm Cost: $75 Members / $85 Non-members Join Flower Duet floral instructors to create a long Thanksgiving centerpiece out of fresh flowers and greenery. You will learn how to integrate seasonal vegetables and nuts perfect for as a host gift or for your own holiday table. Registration required. Limited class size.

SAVE THE DATE Holiday Wreaths Sunday, December 9 Pruning Fruit Trees Saturday, January 26, 2019 Spring Garden Prep Saturday, February 2, 2019

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SPHERE AFLAME By Danielle Lacharite Brown

Last spring, Artist Doris Sung and I had a fun chat about a YouTube video featuring a painstaking art project sped up for the convenience of the viewer. The protagonist wanted to see if he could build a perfect sphere by layering match sticks atop one another. One by one the matches were stacked, and, in a YouTube minute, a warbled sphere formed before our eyes. The conversation was sparked by Sung’s latest project, a commission to provide a new permanent sculpture for our Garden generously funded by South Coast Botanic Garden Trustee, Marilyn Long and the Long Family Foundation. Like the matchstick ball, Fuller is a sphere made of many parts. Fuller has been formed from 180 pieces of thermobimetal and 420 pieces of aluminum that have been heated to just the right temperature to “pop” into place with interlocking shapes that allow the sphere to hold strong. The material is of the utmost importance to Sung, a professor of Architecture at USC who enjoys the challenge of tinkering with new materials. “I am interested in how geometric experimentation can inform kinetic architecture. My pursuit has been to make provocative objects and spaces with dynamic surfaces and to inspire others to think differently about architecture.” Sung notes that the material can also be used to craft eco-friendly buildings that react to high temperatures by shifting to create internal shade. The theme, shape and color are all nods to the Garden’s sustainable mission, with reference to our blue planet. Of course, the installation may also evoke thoughts of a Victorian gazing ball. The sculpture’s title is a reference to Buckminster Fuller, a 20th century architect known for his popularization of the geodesic sphere. Like Sung, Fuller tested new materials and shapes for higher efficiencies in architectural design and theory. Fuller will be installed this fall in the Mediterranean garden with a public celebration on September 16 at noon. 17 | southcoastbotanicgarden.org


Kids Club: Pumpkin Picasso Halloween Experience Sunday, October 28 Costume Parade: Noon Adventure Stations: 1 – 4 pm Free with Membership or general admission • Bring your costumes and drop in for some pre-Halloween fun. • A prize for the most creative costume! • Pack a picnic to enjoy after the parade and before the Adventure Stations open.

RSVP highly recommended at southcoastbotanicgarden.org/kidsclub


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GARDEN HOURS

9:00am to 5:00pm The Garden is open to the public 364 days a year, closed on Christmas Day

GIFT SHOP HOURS 10:00am to 5:00pm

PHOTO SUBMISSIONS

We are accepting photos for the Winter 2018 edition of the newsletter. Submissions are due by November 1. All photos should be sent to marketing@southcoastbotanicgarden.org. By submitting your photos, you agree to give SCBGF permission to use the photos in publications and other marketing materials.

CONTACT US (310) 544-1948

feedback@southcoastbotanicgarden.org www.facebook.com/scbgarden COVER PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Staton


Fall 2018 Newsletter  

Welcome to the Fall 2018 edition of the South Coast Botanic Garden Newsletter.

Fall 2018 Newsletter  

Welcome to the Fall 2018 edition of the South Coast Botanic Garden Newsletter.

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