About the Botanic Garden

verna-garden.jpgFor the last several years, we have maintained a membership in the South Coast Botanic Garden located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The garden features plenty of activities, plant and flower shows and cultural events such as symphonies, band concerts and children’s entertainment.

Image: Verna in the Garden — click the image to enlarge.

Sometimes, we just go there to walk around and enjoy the incredibly diverse and beautiful gardens, birds and small wildlife. Such was the case last Saturday after we took our recycle stuff to the County Recycle Center, right across Crenshaw.

From the SCBG Webpage:

The South Coast Botanic Garden, “The Jewel of the Peninsula”, is located on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula, in California. The garden is located 10 miles south of the Los Angeles Airport. Conveniently located to many South Bay communities, this 87-acre Botanic Garden has more than 2,000 different species of plants from as far away as Australia and southern Africa. The wide variety of plant life provides food and shelter to an abundant bird population. Over 200 species of birds are sighted annually. It also serves as a bird and wildlife sanctuary.