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CEO Message Adrienne L. Nakashima, CEO A Garden Of Stories This edition of the newsletter has made me particularly reflective, for it was nearly eight years ago in the summer of 2010 that I started as CEO. I look at the rich stories and events and cannot help but appreciate the Garden’s meaningful effect on the individual spirit. In these pages, you’ll read about a couple who began their lives together in matrimony on our Meadow. You’ll see the remarkable images that serve as a legacy for a dedicated photographer who we lost too soon. And you’ll be inspired by a member and volunteer, 91-years-young, who’s efforts to support the Garden continue through her personal philanthropy. I am sure each of you reading this has a personal story about the Garden. I know that I have my share. I got married and celebrated the birth of my two children during my tenure. I’ve gained a different perspective, seeing the Garden through their eyes as we explore the monthly Kids Club offerings as a family. My daughter, April, has even begun to relive our programming activities at home… arranging fairy homes in my mother’s backyard and crafting patterns from fallen rose petals on the grass.

As CEO, when things become stressful, I take a walk through our trails and take in the fresh air, revitalizing my energy and focusing my attention on what needs to happen next. I also get to meet members along the way. On last week’s walk I met two moms exploring the trails alongside us, Kindergarteners in tow. They discovered the Garden shortly after the birth of their children and used the space as a fitness destination with their infants. They’ve kept up the walks because the Garden has become part of their lifestyle and a reason to get together and “run off the energy of the kids.” I can imagine what their children’s stories will be years from now, how the nature moments will shape their futures. There are moments in the making every single day here at South Coast Botanic Garden and they remind me of why this place is so meaningful. I am inspired to work hard and make this the best possible place for our community. I look forward to seeing how your stories unfold in our trails and on our meadows all summer long!

RELAX & CH LL Sunday, August 12 | 2 – 4:30 pm $59 Members / $65 Nonmembers Destress and say aahh for a relaxing afternoon surrounded by calming nature. Led by certified integrative wellness life coach Elizabeth Simone, you’ll journey through your five senses, create a personal mandala meditation stone, experience a walking labyrinth, practice breathing and grounding exercises all while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and afternoon nibbles. Fee includes all-day Tram access. Register today at southcoastbotanicgarden.org/relax


Captured Moments By Danielle Lacharite Brown

Photo Credit: Tom Zimmerman

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Photo Credit: Tom Zimmerman

The Garden shines brightly on the pages of this newsletter, thanks to a handful of dedicated members who submit photos for publication, snapped on nature walks within our gates. It is with great sadness that we learned one of our most prolific photographers, Tom Zimmerman, passed away this February. We are pleased to honor Tom’s legacy on these pages. Tom and his wife, Paula, took twice-weekly walks together at the Garden. Tom would take photos along the way while Paula served as photo scout. Armed with his Cannon, active wildlife and bright flowers would capture Tom’s eye. Photography was a hobby for Tom, though you wouldn’t know it by looking at his stunning professional shots. Close up views of botanicals,

splashing birds, and sweeping vistas were his trademark. It was always a point of pride to win the newsletter “cover contest.” Paula would frame the covers as a gift, and is proud to have six such frames donning the walls of their Rancho Palos Verdes home. Friends and family have made gifts to the Garden in celebration of Tom’s legacy.

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Love in

Bloom by Lisa Wysocki

As a member of South Coast Botanic Garden, you are supporting an important environmental resource, a place for reflection, and often times, a destination for romance. The Garden bears witness to its fair share of happily ever-afters. In fact, our meadows are bustling with matrimonial activities almost every weekend. Chairs are being placed, lighting is being strung, and pre-ceremony jitters are being quelled all in the anticipation of the big “I do!” We thought it might be fun to highlight the love story of Tim and Amy, who married at the Garden on a sunny August day. Theirs is one of 93 unique stories that culminated in our Garden last year. When Tim enlisted as a Marine, his romance with Amy was just budding, though they’d been friends since college. Once shipped off to basic training, communications were so limited that the couple could only correspond via mail. Filled with kindness and thoughtful words, their love letters strengthened their connection. So much so, that as soon as Tim returned from boot camp, he proposed! The gesture of sending love letters would continue through deployments in Afghanistan and Japan. 5 | southcoastbotanicgarden.org


Amy asked her mother Joy to help with the planning. As a longtime Garden member, Joy knew this was the perfect place for her daughter’s wedding. She just loved the flexibility of the different event spaces and the fact that they didn’t need to add much for décor. But, Amy had dreams of big church doors and experiencing that moment of a reveal with her father. So, she came up with a unique solution.

The ceremony was held in the Lower Meadow, with the love letters displayed for all to see. To frame her entry, Amy passed through a set of free-standing doors handcarved by her father just for the occasion. The celebration continued with a festive reception on the Upper Meadow where they danced the night away. Tim and Amy’s love has grown to include a cat, Louie, and two dogs, Kona and Rambo. Tim is now working locally with no further deployments in sight and Amy is a marketing professional. On your next visit, take notice of our private celebrations and imagine the love stories being brought to life. Thanks to your support, the Garden is a place where memories are being made. For further information about private celebrations, contact eventsteam@southcoastbotanicgarden.org Photo Credits: Figlewicz Photography southcoastbotanicgarden.org | 6


JUNE

in the Garden

South Coast Botanic Garden | Spring in the Garden

Photo credit: Sarah Chah AFTERNOON TEA IN THE ROSE GARDEN Saturday, June 2 2 – 4 pm Free with Supporter level membership or higher ($500 annually). RSVP required at 310-544-1948. Don your garden hat for this special afternoon tea in the new Rose Garden to enjoy scrumptious finger sandwiches, scones and sweet cakes amid the billowy blooms. Mingle with designers Jeri Deneen and Jon Powell of Deneen Powell Atelier while enjoying over 80 rose selections from climbers to ground covers. 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, Cardio Fitness, and Guided Meditation for up to six months. SUMMER YOGA Tuesdays and Saturdays Starting June 5 10 - 11 am Chill out this summer and step onto the mat with new instructor, Veronica, for refreshing and revitalizing mornings. With vinyasa flow yoga greet the sun through breath exploration, mindful movement and strength-building stretches. Let the Garden landscape be your inspiration for this life-giving and sustainable practice. Open to all levels. Beginners welcome. Bring a mat. One Class $12 Members, $15 non-members. Save with Flex Pass, valid for up to 10 health and fitness classes.

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FERRARI CAR SHOW Sunday, June 3 10 am – 2 pm Free with Garden admission With their beginnings in racing, the legendary Ferrari has been in production since 1943. Since then, company cars have racked up over 5,000 successes on race tracks and roads all over the world. Come see these legendary cars on the Upper Meadow as displayed by the Ferrari Club of America – Southwest Region. GUIDED MEDITATION Sundays 10 – 11:15 am Meditation in the Buddhist tradition helps to make our minds calm and peaceful. It creates an inner space based on compassion and wisdom which enables us to control our mind regardless of external circumstances. With over 20 years of meditation experience, Keith Holmes will guide you through mindfulness meditation followed by time for personal reflection and contemplation in the Garden. All levels welcome, from those curious about mediation to advanced practitioners. One Class: $12 Members / $15 Nonmembers 10-class Flex Pass: $100 Members / $125 Nonmembers. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, Cardio Fitness, and Guided Meditation for up to six months. DESTINATION SCIENCE CAMP Curious kids can engage their brains by building roller coasters, robots and rockets. Take home more than 15 science gizmos and gadgets from five all new STEM camps. Ages 5-11. Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; extended hours 8-9am and 3-4:30pm. Use promo code GARDEN18 to receive an ‘additional’ savings of $20/ week – Ends May 31 www.destinationscience.org

IKEBANA FLORAL DESIGN Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31 12:30 – 2:30 pm $120 Members/$133 nonmembers. 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. ORIENTAL IMPRESSIONISTIC WATERCOLOR Fridays, June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 9 am – Noon $85 Members/$95 nonmembers. Noted artist and instructor Hisako Asano will share her approach to a world of delicate watercolor painting. Create paintings of nature that capture this soft-colored art form, learn to blend colors, and how to manipulate 3-D values with a single stroke. Registration required. AUDUBON BIRD WALK Sunday, June 10 8 – 11 am Free with Membership or Garden admission. Join the Palos Verdes and South Bay Audubon Society for a tour of the Garden in search of birds. Bird walks are a great way to learn to identify birds and appreciate nature. No experience required, binoculars are highly recommended. Meet in the Elaine Cornish Courtyard. Group departs at 8 am sharp.

Photo credit: Garth Guessman


What's in Bloom Brachychiton, Bottle Brush, Cape Chestnut, Crape Myrtle, Fuchsia, Jacaranda, Jasmine, Lavender, Magnolia, Palo Verde Tree, Rose, Sausage Tree FAIRIES VS. TROLLS

June 15 – August 31 Free with membership or general admission A magical competition is brewing at South Coast Botanic Garden — who will win, Team Fairies or Team Trolls? Our tiniest Garden inhabitants need your help to solve a collection of ridiculous riddles and win the big prize — a Merry Fairy Trollstone of your very own! Use your wits, courage, and imagination to put your team on top. Feel free to dress the part, wear your wings, don a troll hat, put on your invisible costume or stop by Magical Outfitters in the Gift Shop! This adventure is not just for kids, Trolls and Fairies of all ages are welcome!

DAD’S DAY OUT – A FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION

Sunday, June 17 1 – 4 pm Free with membership or Garden Admission. Advanced tickets available at southcoastbotanicgarden.org/ dadsdayout As a special Father’s Day treat, take your father on a nature excursion at South Coast Botanic Garden. Build a memory box, create a burned wood art piece, and relax with our Smog City Brewing Company craft beer station featuring a festive game of corn hole. All dads will enjoy a complimentary beer, additional pours will be available for purchase.

STRENGTH AND CARDIO FITNESS

Tuesday Session, June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 Thursday Session, June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9 6:30 – 8 pm One Class: $12 Members / $15 Nonmembers or Flex Pass Per Session: $65 Members / $80 Nonmembers This total body workout employs strength and cardio intervals. All major muscle groups are engaged with the use of hand weights and floor exercises. Dance-like cardio intervals are performed to lively, motivating music to elevate the heart rate and burn calories. Bring a mat and 3-5 lb hand weights. Registration required.

FREE SHRUBHUB DESIGN CONSULTATION June 23 9am – 4pm FREE with membership or Garden admission Our new corporate partner, ShrubHub is bringing a pop-up design shop to the Garden! Stop by to purchase plants, pots and décor, or sign up in advance for an exclusive one-on-one design consultation with their expert. Participants will craft a garden plan with consideration of plant palette, container and furniture layouts, and lighting plots, all using their new virtual garden design tool. Appointments are available on the half hour by emailing Christina@scbgf.org Visit ShrubHub.com for more information. LANDSCAPE PASTEL PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR Saturday, June 23 9 am – 1:30 pm $72 Members / $80 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. CELEBRATE WELLNESS Sunday, June 24 3 – 7 pm Cost: $150 per person This annual fundraising event supports Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach, an important provider of free support to cancer patients and their loved ones. Guests will enjoy tastings from 30 local restaurants, wineries, breweries and other beverage vendors as they peruse the silent and live auction. For guests ages 21 and up. Visit celebratewellness. org or call (310) 376-3550.

ENCHANTED ACADEMY For Little Sprouts (Garden visitors ages 3-5) Tuesday, June 26 10 – 10:45 am $45 Members / $53 Nonmembers Do you have what it takes to be a fairy or a troll? In this lively facilitated activity, our Little Sprouts will hunt for evidence of magical creatures, build a home to attract fairies and trolls, and make wearable troll and fairy gear. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and a lesson booklet to take home. Registration required. MEMBER-ONLY TWILIGHT TIME: A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME Thursday, June 28 5 – 7 pm Free for Members. RSVP required at southcoastbotanicgarden.org/ memberevents Members at all levels are invited to explore the Garden after hours. Take a guided tour of the Rose Garden or explore the Garden’s 87-acres on your own. Member-only Twilight Time is offered quarterly. MOVIE NIGHT: TROLLS Friday, June 29 5 – 10 pm $5 members/$10 nonmembers Arrive early to show off your moves with our lively family dance party in the Garden and to explore the Fairies vs. Trolls treasure hunt located throughout our 87-acres. Pack your own picnic or enjoy a purchased dinner from our on-site concessions as you await the sunset and our main attraction -- Trolls featuring the music of Justin Timberlake! Tickets are limited to provide an excellent guest experience, reserve at: southcoastbotanicgarden.org/movienight

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JULY

in the Garden

Photo Credit: Tracy Kawamura

South Coast Botanic Garden | Spring in the Garden

FAIRIES VS. TROLLS

June 15 – August 31 Free with membership or general admission A magical competition is brewing at South Coast Botanic Garden — who will win, Team Fairies or Team Trolls? Our tiniest Garden inhabitants need your help to solve a collection of ridiculous riddles and win the big prize — a Merry Fairy Trollstone of your very own! Use your wits, courage, and imagination to put your team on top. Feel free to dress the part, wear your wings, don a troll hat, put on your invisible costume or stop by Magical Outfitters in the Gift Shop! This adventure is not just for kids, Trolls and Fairies of all ages are welcome!

STRENGTH AND CARDIO FITNESS Tuesday Session, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 Thursday Session, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9 6:30 – 8 pm One Class: $12 Members / $15 Nonmembers or Flex Pass Per Session: $65 Members / $80 Nonmembers This total body workout employs strength and cardio intervals. All major muscle groups are engaged with the use of hand weights and floor exercises. Dance-like cardio intervals are performed to lively, motivating music to elevate the heart rate and burn calories. This class includes mat exercises for core, with stretching and cool-down. Bring a mat and 3-5 lb. weights.

ORIENTAL IMPRESSIONISTIC WATERCOLOR

SUMMER YOGA

Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 - 11 am Chill out this summer and step onto the mat with new instructor, Veronica, for refreshing and revitalizing mornings. With vinyasa flow yoga greet the sun through breath exploration, mindful movement and strength-building stretches. Let the Garden landscape be your inspiration for this life-giving and sustainable practice. Open to all levels. Beginners welcome. Bring a mat. One Class $12 Members, $15 non-members. Save with Flex Pass, valid for up to 10 health and fitness classes. 9 | southcoastbotanicgarden.org

Fridays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 9 am – Noon $85 Members/$95 nonmembers Noted artist and instructor Hisako Asano will share her approach to a world of delicate watercolor painting. Create paintings of nature that capture this soft-colored art form, learn to blend colors, and how to manipulate 3-D values with a single stroke. Registration required.

ENCHANTED ACADEMY

Saturday, July 7 Little Sprouts (Garden visitors ages 3-5) 11 – 11:45 am Young Buds (Garden visitors 6-8 years old) 12:30 – 1:30 pm Do you have what it takes to be a fairy or a troll? In this lively facilitated activity, our Little Sprouts and Young Buds will hunt for evidence of magical creatures, build a home to attract fairies and trolls, and make wearable troll and fairy gear. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and a lesson booklet to take home. Registration required. Registration required. $45 Members / $53 Nonmembers

GUIDED MEDITATION

Sundays 10 – 11:15 am Meditation in the Buddhist tradition helps to make our minds calm and peaceful. It creates an inner space based on compassion and wisdom which enables us to control our mind regardless of external circumstances. With over 20 years of meditation experience, Keith Holmes will guide you through mindfulness meditation followed by time for personal reflection and contemplation in the Garden. All levels welcome, from those curious about mediation to advanced practitioners. One Class: $12 Members / $15 Nonmembers 10-class Flex Pass: $100 Members / $125 Nonmembers. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, Cardio and Fitness, 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, Cardio and Fitness, and Guided Meditation for up to six months.


What's in Bloom Agapanthus, Brachychiton, Crape Myrtle, Cassia Tree, Dahlia, Fuchsia, Jasmine, Lavender, Magnolia, Palo Verde Tree, Prickly Pear Cactus, Rose, Salvia, Sausage Tree AUDUBON BIRD WALK

Sunday, July 8 8 – 11 am Free with Membership or Garden admission. Join the Palos Verdes and South Bay Audubon Society for a tour of the Garden in search of birds. Bird walks are a great way to learn to identify birds and appreciate nature. No experience required, binoculars are highly recommended. Meet in the Elaine Cornish Courtyard. Group departs at 8 am sharp.

IKEBANA FLORAL DESIGN

Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 12:30 – 2:30 pm $120 Members/$133 nonmembers. 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.

MOVIE NIGHT: COCO

Friday, July 13 5 – 10 pm $5 members/$10 nonmembers Miguel and his great-great-grandma invite you to enjoy an evening with YOUR familia. Arrive early to enjoy the sounds of an authentic mariachi troupe and explore the Fairies vs. Trolls treasure hunt located throughout our 87-acres. Pack your own picnic or enjoy a purchased dinner from our on-site concessions as you await the sunset and our main attraction -- Disney’s Coco! Tickets are limited to provide an excellent guest experience, reserve at: southcoastbotanicgarden.org/movienight

MUSIC ON THE MEADOW: POPS FROM THE STAGE

Sunday, July 15 Picnic lawn opens at 3:30pm, concert from 4 – 6pm Adults: $9 / Seniors: $6 / Students: $6 / Children: $4 Join Music Director, Christine Hayes, and the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band to celebrate the music of the stage. Enjoy selections from West Side Story, the Sound of Music, Hamilton and more. Bring a picnic or purchase food from our concessions to enjoy an afternoon on the Upper Meadow. Tickets are available in advance online and through the Visitor Services Center and include general garden admission.

LANDSCAPE PASTEL PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR

Saturday, July 21 9 am – 1:30 pm $72 Members / $80 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.

KIDS CLUB: GNOME GARDEN

Sunday, July 22 1 – 4 pm Free with membership or Garden admission. Put on your imagination cap (and your gnome’s cap) and help us investigate the magical world of garden gnomes. Grab a map and visit our four adventure stations to hunt for treasures, search for gnome food, build a gnome village, and make and take a twig gnome. Guests will connect with nature, work together as a family, and pick up some horticulture how-to along the way. RSVP highly encouraged at southcoastbotanicgarden. org/kidsclub

BACKYARD COMPOSTING BEGINNER WORKSHOP

Saturday, July 28 9:30 – 11 am Free with membership or Garden admission. Improve your lawn or garden and reduce waste. This beginner workshop provides hands-on instruction on basic techniques of composting, worm composting, water-wise gardening and grass-cycling.

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South Coast Botanic Garden | Spring in the Garden

AUGUST

in the Garden

Photo Credit: Brad Williams

FAIRIES VS. TROLLS

June 15 – August 31 Free with membership or general admission A magical competition is brewing at South Coast Botanic Garden — who will win, Team Fairies or Team Trolls? Our tiniest Garden inhabitants need your help to solve a collection of ridiculous riddles and win the big prize — a Merry Fairy Trollstone of your very own! Use your wits, courage, and imagination to put your team on top. Feel free to dress the part, wear your wings, don a troll hat, put on your invisible costume or stop by Magical Outfitters in the Gift Shop! This adventure is not just for kids, Trolls and Fairies of all ages are welcome!

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, Cardio and Fitness, and Guided Meditation for up to six months.

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SUMMER YOGA

Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 - 11 am Chill out this summer and step onto the mat with new instructor, Veronica, for refreshing and revitalizing mornings. With vinyasa flow yoga greet the sun through breath exploration, mindful movement and strength-building stretches. Let the Garden landscape be your inspiration for this life-giving and sustainable practice. Open to all levels. Beginners welcome. Bring a mat. One Class $12 Members, $15 non-members. Save with Flex Pass, valid for up to 10 health and fitness classes.

GUIDED MEDITATION

Sundays 10 – 11:15 am Meditation in the Buddhist tradition helps to make our minds calm and peaceful. It creates an inner space based on compassion and wisdom which enables us to control our mind regardless of external circumstances. With over 20 years of meditation experience, Keith Holmes will guide you through mindfulness meditation followed by time for personal reflection and contemplation in the Garden. All levels welcome, from those curious about mediation to advanced practitioners. One Class: $12 Members / $15 Nonmembers 10-class Flex Pass: $100 Members / $125 Nonmembers. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, Cardio and Fitness, and Guided Meditation for up to six months.

ENCHANTED ACADEMY

Sunday, August 5 Little Sprouts (Garden visitors ages 3-5) 2 – 2:45 pm Young Buds (Garden visitors ages 6-8) 3:30 – 4:30 pm Do you have what it takes to be a fairy or a troll? In this lively facilitated activity, our Little Sprouts and Young Buds will hunt for evidence of magical creatures, build a home to attract fairies and trolls, and make wearable troll and fairy gear. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and a lesson booklet to take home. Registration required. Registration required. $45 Members / $53 Nonmembers

DELUXE SAFARI ADVENTURE: LATE NIGHT LORE

Thursday, August 9 7 – 9 pm Free with Deluxe level membership or higher ($125 annually) Join us for a one of a kind exploration of the Garden. Enjoy a flashlight tour through one of the Garden’s trails and experience what goes bump in the night. Guests will be treated to s’mores and light refreshments. Dress for the weather. Reservations required.


What's in Bloom

Agapanthus, Brachychiton, Crape Myrtle, Crinum Lily, Cassia Tree, Dahlia, Fuchsia, Magnolia, Palo Verde Tree, Rose, Salvia, Sunflower, Toyon

LANDSCAPE PASTEL PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR

Saturday, August 11 9 am – 1:30 pm $72 Members / $80 Nonmembers Learn to paint landscapes from awardwinning 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.

RELAX AND CHILL

Sunday, August 12 2 – 4:30 pm $59 Members / $65 Nonmembers Destress and say aahh for a relaxing afternoon surrounded by calming nature. Led by certified integrative wellness life coach Elizabeth Simone, you’ll journey through your five senses, create a personal mandala meditation stone, experience a walking labyrinth, practice breathing and grounding exercises all while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and afternoon nibbles. Fee includes all-day Tram access.

AUDUBON BIRD WALK

Sunday, August 12 8 – 11 am Free with Membership or Garden admission. Join the Palos Verdes and South Bay Audubon Society for a tour of the Garden in search of birds. Bird walks are a great way to learn to identify birds and appreciate nature. No experience required, binoculars are highly recommended. Meet in the Elaine Cornish Courtyard. Group departs at 8 am sharp.

KIDS CLUB: BIG TREE, LITTLE TREE

Sunday, August 19 1 – 4 pm Free with membership or Garden admission. Stop by for some family adventure devoted to trees. Did you know some trees can tell us about the weather? Go on a tree scavenger hunt and find one of California’s big tree in the Garden. Learn about different types of trees and test your skills in identifying the parts of a tree.

LUNCH AND LEARN: FOOD OVER MEDICINE Thursday, August 23 11 am – 1 pm $25 Members / $29 Nonmembers/FREE for Garden Circle Members Join Wendell Covalt, certified Food Over Medicine instructor and practitioner for a life-changing presentation on disease prevention and wellness. Advance registration required and includes a healthy lunch.

AMERICAN BEGONIA SOCIETY – PALOS VERDES CHAPTER SHOW AND SALE

Saturday, August 25 9am – 5pm Free with Garden admission Begonias are among the favorite foliage plants of gardeners and horticulturalists. They are found in rainforests and prefer a semi-shady location. Begonias do very well in Southern California. They are especially attractive in pots but also thrive planted in the garden.

SAVE THE DATE MUSIC ON THE MEADOW: LABOR DAY CONCERT

Monday, September 3, 2018 Picnic lawn opens at 2:30pm, concert from 3 – 5pm Adults: $9 / Seniors: $6 / Students: $6 / Children: $4

GARDEN CIRCLE FARM DINNER

Friday, September 23, 2018 Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime open air dining experience in the new Rose Garden. The evening will feature scrumptious local and organic menu items, an opportunity to mingle with fellow Garden supporters, and an inside look at future projects. The event is free with Garden Circle Membership ($1,000 annually)

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Legendary Supporter By Audra Platz

Mary Lou Steinmetz’s adoration for South Coast Botanic Garden began more than 35 years ago. In fact, her commitment to the Garden is legendary, as one of the longestserving docents and volunteers. Her ongoing support is allowing the Garden to flourish in extraordinary ways. On a recent excursion with her daughters, Jeanie and Annie, Mary Lou shared why South Coast Botanic Garden means so much to her, “Gardens are life!” she said. “It’s that simple. Look at all the ways they give back to us.” Her beautiful sentiment is fitting to her spirit, as she expressed joy each time she spotted children playing in the Garden, “See, they are what it’s all about, they’re the future.” Mary Lou’s visit was to announce a special $100,000 gift in support of general operating costs that keep our guests feeling welcome and our operations sharp. Her gift will be recognized inside our new Garden for All Seasons, located inside the demonstration area. A symmetrically planted bed with splashes of seasonal color is already in place, and soon the space will be anchored with a show-stopping vertical garden wall that will hide the unsightly tram parking structure.

A Real Hoot By Danielle Lacharite Brown

The Garden is home to at least one nesting pair of great horned owls, likely the same couple who has been here for the last 10 years. The long-timers have set up shop in the “back 40 acres,” where they’ve found a quiet place to hatch their young and hunt for dinner. Member, Jeff Staton, has been keeping an eye on the family during his regular nature walks in the Garden. He snapped this terrific photo of two fluffy owlets perched on a eucalyptus tree in Alpine Lane. Likely born in February, the young began to test out their wings in early spring. With a keen eye, you too can catch a glimpse of them and their daily flight practice as they work their way back into their high nest. When you do, look overhead for Momma Owl, watching your every move. At your feet you will find the tell-tale pellets, parcels of undigested fur and bones from their last meal. 13 | southcoastbotanicgarden.org

Photo Credit: Jeff Staton


FA M I LY

FRIDAY JUNE 29 5-10 PM

FRIDAY JULY 13 5-10 PM

Join us for two nights of lively family entertainment this summer. Each will include an opportunity to take the Fairies vs. Trolls challenge, live entertainment (mariachi in June and a facilitated dance party in July), open picnicking on the meadow with additional concessions available for purchase, and a wonderful evening under the stars. BASED ON THE POPULARITY OF LAST YEAR’S MOVIE NIGHT, WE HAVE LIMITED THE NUMBER OF TICKETS. ADVANCED TICKETS ARE REQUIRED MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL 50% DISCOUNT. $5 MEMBERS AND $10 NONMEMBERS

Reserve tickets at SOUTHCOASTBOTANICGARDEN.ORG/MOVIENIGHT


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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 currently accepting photos for the Fall 2018 edition of the newsletter. Submissions are due by July 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

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Summer 2018 Newsletter  

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

Summer 2018 Newsletter  

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

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