South Coast Botanic Garden

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fuscia at south coast botanic garden
Because this Botanic Garden is so close to the humid air of the ocean delicate fuchsias thrive but still need a shade cover.

Situated less than one mile from the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula near Los Angeles, the South Coast Botanic Garden is little known, but quite beautiful, especially in summer.

Its 87 acres contain more than 2,500 species of plants with particular emphasis on plants and trees suitable for a Mediterranean climate.


cactus succulents south coast botanic garden
Despite the fact that the gardens are in a damp microclimate, cactus and succulents thrive beautifully.
path at south coast botanic garden
Paths wind through the gardens leading from the extensive rose garden to the Mediterranean garden then on to the cactus garden.
lily of nile canna lilies
Canna lilies and purple Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus) line the walkways in early summer.

To plan a visit to the South Coast Botanic Gardens on the Palos Verdes peninsula area of Los Angeles, check out the hours and days it is open on the official website.

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