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LOS ANGELES PARKS & GARDENS Calendar
Current Parks & Gardens Events in L.A. and surrounding areas
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09/04/2018 to 10/23/2018
IKEBANA FLOWER ARRANGING

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula, 90274 - $120 Members/$133 non-Members. Materials fee is $40 beginners/$80 advance. - IKEBANA FLOWER ARRANGING
Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25,
October 2, 9, 16, 23
12:30 -2:30 pm
$120 Members/$133 non-Members. Materials fee is $40 beginners/$80 advance. Ikebana is the ancient Japa ....


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10/27/2018
GROW NATIVE NURSERY: FALL PLANT SALE

1500 N College Avenue 9096258767 - Free! - Fall is the perfect time for planting California natives, and we’re re-opening the Grow Native Nursery so that you can make the best use of the season! Come see all the beautiful new plants we’ve g ....

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09/15/2018 to 10/27/2018
GROW! EDIBLE GARDENING SERIES

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula, 90274 - Cost: $65 Members / $72 Non-members - GROW! EDIBLE GARDENING SERIES
Saturdays, September 15, 22,
October 6, 27
9 am – Noon
Cost: $65 Members / $72 Non-members Abandon that produce delivery service and try your hand at growing your own f ....


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11/03/2018
GARDEN CLEAN UP AND COMPOSTING

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274 - $25 Members / $30 Nonmembers - GARDEN CLEAN UP AND COMPOSTING
Saturday, November 3
9 am – Noon
$25 Members / $30 Nonmembers Nothing looks sadder than spent vines and dried up perennial leaves that had its last bloom so long ago. ....


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11/08/2018
DELUXE SAFARI: SWEET WILDLIFE EXPLORATION


26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274 - Deluxe level membership or higher ($125 annually) - DELUXE SAFARI: SWEET WILDLIFE EXPLORATION

Thursday, November 8

5 – 7 pm
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11/18/2018
KIDS CLUB: HOOTS AND H’OWLS

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274 - Free with Membership or general admission - KIDS CLUB: HOOTS AND H’OWLS
Sunday, November 18
Adventure Stations 1-4pm
Free with Membership or general admission Did you know owls have three eyelids and can see three times farther than humans? L ....


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09/15/2018 to 11/30/2018
THE GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula, 90274 - Free with Membership or general admission - THE GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT
Daily September 15 through November 30
Free with Membership or general admission The furry critters of South Coast Botanic Garden are notorious for snacking on the seasonal pum ....


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11/18/2018 to 01/06/2019
ENCHANTED: FOREST OF LIGHT

1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 (818) 949-4200 - Tickets to Enchanted are timed and must be purchased in advance. They will be on sale as of 10am October 15, 2018 at enchantedla.com. General admission (adults, seniors, children 2–18): $28–$30. Children under 2 are free, but still require a ticket. - Descanso Gardens’ popular light show, Enchanted: Forest of Light, returns November 18, 2018 to January 6, 2019. Enchanted is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, ....

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MOTHER NATURE'S BACKYARD GARDEN

Access through Arthur Johnson Park, 1200 West 170th Street, Gardena, CA 90247 (310) 217-0681 - FREE - Mother Nature's Backyard Garden is a water-wise, life-friendly garden located in the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve in Gardena. It looks like a local backyard. The garden features over 100 differen ....

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BURTON W. CHACE PARK

13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey CA 310-822-8530 - - Burton W. Chace Park offers multi-purpose rooms, picnic tables, barbecues, pergolas, picnic shelters, outdoor programs, great harbor viewing areas, guest docks, and is host to numerous year-round eve ....

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QUAIL BOTANICAL GARDENS

230 Quail Gardens Drive Encinitas 92024 about 20 minutes north of San Diego 760.436.3036 - - Located 20 minutes north of San Diego in Encinitas, California, Quail Botanical Gardens features over 35 acres of exhibits, including rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, Califo ....

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CALIFORNIA CITRUS STATE HISTORIC PARK RIVERSIDE

Corner of Van Buren Blvd. and Dufferin Avenue Parking is $4.00 per vehicle. (909) 780-6222 - - Last weekend we did a road trip for the day in Riverside. We started out at the California Citrus State Historic Park. The replica of a big orange fruit stand on the corner of Van Buren and Dufferin ....

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SANTA ROSA PLATEAU ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

39400 Clinton Keith Road Murrieta CA Clinton Keith Road exit off the 215 in Murrieta 951-677-6951 - - The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve is open every day from sunrise until sunset and the Visitor Center is open on weekends from 9 to 5, and on Thursday and Friday from 10 to 4. Day use fees are ....

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ANTELOPE VALLEY CALIFORNIA POPPY RESERVE

Antelope Valley CA Poppy Reserve 661-724-1180 - - California poppy season is March through May. Best bloom viewing is generally in mid April. The visitor center opens in March and closes at the end of the poppy season, but the park is open year roun ....

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TREEPEOPLE

12601 Mulholland Drive Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210 parking lot off of Mulholland Drive and Coldwater Canyon between Beverly Hills and Studio City (818) 753-4866 - - "People need trees and trees need people" is the mantra at TreePeople. Trees provide beauty, shade, improve air and water quality, increase property values and decrease crime. Katura Reynolds, the Ou ....

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BRAND PARK

1601 W Mountain St, Glendale, CA 91201 In Brand Park (818) 548-2051 - Glendale's Brand Park has all the typical park features, ball fields, walking and hiking paths, etc. It also is the location of the Doctor's House, a restoration of one of the older homes in Glendale
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PT. FERMIN PARK AND LIGHTHOUSE

807 Paseo Del Mar San Pedro, CA 90731 - - A 37 acre scenic park overlooking the ocean in the Los Angeles San Pedro harbor area. It is also the site of the Point Fermin Lighthouse. Tours are available on Tues - Sunday afternoons 1-4pm. They a ....

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SEPULVEDA BASIN OFF-LEASH DOG PARK

White Oak and Victory blvd. Van Nuys CA - This large Off-leash dog park has a separate area for small and timid dogs. Enter parking on Victory Blvd.
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THE CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE BOTANIC GARDEN

Biology Department 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330-8303 818 677-3496 - A 2 acre facility, open to the public and offering tours to schools.The Cal State University Northridge Botanic Garden is open weekdays 8:00 am - 4:45 pm and closed on weekends and holidays. The publ
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SEPULVEDA WILDLIFE AREA

Woodley Ave. north of Burbank Blvd and west of 405 freeway - - The Sepulveda Wildlife Area, located off of Woodley Ave. and Burbank Blvd. may be the best place in Los Angeles for bird watching especially October - March. ....

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MISSION SAN FERNANDO MEMORY GARDEN

Across the street from Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana (15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd. Mission - - Across the street from Mission San Fernando is Brand Park and the Missions Memory Garden. The garden plots along the south wall contain representative plants from each of the California missions. Arb ....

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THE JAPANESE GARDEN

6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, California, 91406 818 756 8166 - The Japanese Garden is an oasis in the midst of the busy San Fernando Valley. This authentic 61/2 acre Japanese Garden was conceived and created by D
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LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARBORETUM AND BOTANIC GARDEN

301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007 across from Santa Anita Race Track (626) 821-3222 - 127 acre botanical gardens and historical site. Open daily 9am - 5pm
Admission $6
Students/Seniors $4
Children 5-12 $1.50
Free parking
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THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY AND GARDENS

1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108 (626) 405-2100 - Library, art collection and gardens. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Ara
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DESCANSO GARDENS

1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada, CA 91011 - near intersection of 2 and 210 freeways (818) 949-4200 - The Gardens are open every day of the year except Christmas, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (although visitors are encouraged to arrive by 4:30 p.m.) Free Parking. Admission
General $7. Senior/Students $5. Childre
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