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South Coast Botanic Garden

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Address: 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
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+1 310-544-1948
10:00 - 17:00
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Tranquility and a lovely walk

A tranquil garden offers a lovely walk around the garden. It was January so there was not all the possible blossom. However we enjoyed our walk there. We would have enjoyed a cup... read more

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Lahti, Finland
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Lahti, Finland
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A tranquil garden offers a lovely walk around the garden. It was January so there was not all the possible blossom. However we enjoyed our walk there. We would have enjoyed a cup of coffee or soda should there have been a café. The ladies in the shop were most friendly.

Thank HanneleH
Long Beach, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is one of the most peaceful spaces in the South Bay, with beauty on the side! It is easy to walk a mile or two along the many trails with a lot of interesting botany and many birds... oh, and the butterflies are great!

Thank Joe G
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I'm from Indiana so it was especially enjoyable to walk among so many spring blooms in March! I spent over 3 hours hiking through the several acres of many varieties and species of trees and plants. Several areas are under construction so I will need to visit again to enjoy the new gardens.

Thank Kim C
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I’ve always wanted to see Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom and was so surprised to find out they were on my way to Newport Beach. We were vacationing in Manhattan Beach and I was looking for things to do when I discovered a ‘Cherry Blossom Festival’ at the South Coast Botanic Gardens. It was on a day when we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Got a yearly membership for our family. We were expecting a lot more flowers and green, but didn't find it here. But this is LA so it makes sense. Huge place. Great for locals to come and walk around. Good place, but can't recommend it for people who have to drive more than an hour to get here.

Thank 1sapan
Los Angeles, California
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304 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The gardens are located in a quiet section of the PV peninsula. The gardens provide a nice quiet respite from the busy South Bay Area with its traffic along PCH. The site is fairly quiet in the late afternoons for walks/exercise. It is beautiful to see the garden as the seasons change.

Thank BoboTravlr
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

there's an owl in the trees in the parking lot. at least there used to be. the gardens are charming. well worth a couple of hours at least. i'm not sure if they let u bring in food, but this would make for a delightful place to picnic. when you need a break from the city, the tranquility that can... More 

Thank Justin P
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Acres of plants from all over the area and foreign countries too. We loved the cacti gardens! You could spend hours here exploring plants and having a nice walk at the same time.

Thank CocoWashington
Edmonton, Canada
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129 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This has long been one of our favourite places in Southern California, and is one place we always visit when we are here. 87 acres of garden, some formal, much of it quite wild. You can lose yourself for hours. The guide allows you to easily find your way around the garden. There is a nice gift shop, and a... More 

Thank Richard W
Lomita, California
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This hidden gem is a must see when you are in the Los Angeles Area. The well maintained trees and gardens offer a relaxing moment away from the concrete world. The staff and volunteers make this a place to enjoy for everyone who comes in.

Thank 220LauraL

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