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South Coast Botanic Garden

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fushias at south coast botanic garden

The Fuschia garden, covered by shade-cloth, is near the entrance to the garden.  Fuschias, of course, thrive in the damp air of the nearby Pacific.

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.  

succulents cactus south coast botanic garden

Despite the fact that the South Coast Botanic Garden is close to the ocean, cactus and succulents grow vigorously.

path south coast botanic garden Paths wind through the gardens leading from the extensive rose garden to the Mediterranean garden to the cactus garden.

lily of nile canna lilies Canna Lilies and Agapanthus line the walkways in the Mediterranean section of the South Coast Botanic Garden during a hot mid-summer day.

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