South Coast Botanic Garden

Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

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The South Coast Botanic Garden, owned by Los Angeles County, was developed on a sanitary landfill site in 1959. The 87-acre garden includes plant collections that represent southern Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean. Within this impressive garden is a rose garden with more than 1,600 hybrids that circles a large fountain, a children’s garden with a miniature enchanted house, a gazebo, an arched bridge over a fish pond, a succulent and cactus garden, herb and vegetable gardens, a fuchsia garden, and a water-wise garden. A large man-made lake with an island supports an abundant bird population. A canyon with a channel of water winds through ripari an and marshland habitats, a woodland of pines and junipers, coastal redwoods, flowering fruit trees, palm trees, and over 50 species of eucalyptus trees.
Day Hikes Around Orange County

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Day Hikes Around Orange County

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

The South Coast Botanic Garden, owned by Los Angeles County,
was developed on a sanitary landfill site in 1959. The 87-acre
garden includes plant collections that represent southern Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean.

Within this impressive garden is a rose garden with more than 1,600 hybrids that circles a large fountain, a children’s garden with a miniature enchanted house, a gazebo, an arched bridge over a fish pond, a succulent and cactus garden, herb and vegetable gardens, a fuchsia garden, and a water-wise garden. A large man-made lake with an island supports an abundant bird population. A canyon with a channel of water winds through ripari an and marshland habitats, a woodland of pines and junipers, coastal redwoods, flowering fruit trees, palm trees, and over 50 species of eucalyptus trees.

© 2017 Robert Stone/Day Hike Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: Palos Verdes Peninsula
Distance: 1-2 miles
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Best Times: Year-round
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Torrance • South Coast Botanic Garden map
Topo Map: South Coast Botanic Garden Topographic Map
Guide Book: Day Hikes Around Orange County Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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