South Coast Botanic Garden is an 87-acre public botanic garden containing over 200,000 plants and 2,000 species of plants from around the world. The garden was created on a sanitary landfill in 1959 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at the request of a Citizens’ group. Specialty gardens include the Japanese Garden, Fuchsia Garden, Children’s Garden and the 2-acre formal James J. White Rose Garden. A man-made lake at the center of the garden attracts several species of waterfowl. The garden is an oasis for over 200 species of birds that make their homes at the garden or just use the garden as a stop in their annual migration.

County Operated Facility
Address: 26300 Crenshaw Blvd. Palos Verdes Peninsula CA 90274
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phones: General: (310) 544-6815
Park Amenities:
  • Auditoriums
  • Civic Art
  • Concession Stands
  • Gift Shops
  • Hiking Trails
  • Libraries
  • Memorials
  • Multipurpose Rooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
Park Things to Do:
  • Bird Walks
  • Concerts in The Park
  • Crafting
  • Day Camps
  • Exercising and Fitness
  • Family Field Trips
  • Gardening
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking/Cycling
  • Museum Tours
  • Nature and Plant Walks
  • Tram Tours and Train Rides