In the spring there is no better time than to visit the South Coast Botanical Garden. Located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard-Palos Verdes Peninsula. These gardens are the perfect escape from the noise and hurriedness of our everyday life.
Originally this was a mining area until the county of Los Angeles was convinced to turn the area into a landfill. And then in 1961, private citizens, headed by Frances Young, petitioned the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to convert the mining site/landfill into a botanic garden. Believe it or not the group was able to Procure, through donations, over 40, 000 trees shrubs and many other plants. Since that time the plant collection has increased to more than 200,000.
Be sure you add these gardens to your planned family excursions this summer. This is a great place for people of all ages.