Cherry Blossoms Burst at South Coast Botanic Garden

It'll be a damp but delightful day at the Palos Verdes destination.

What to Know

  • March 2, 2019 (rain or shine)
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • General admission

The promise of "rain or shine" is often listed on invitations and event listings, all to let those who plan to attend that, even if things grow wet, the party will roll on, with splash and dash.

Emphasis on "splash," of course.

And there may be plenty of that on Saturday, March 2 when South Coast Botanic Garden honors that pinky-white wonder, the cherry blossom, at a sweet festival.

A five-hour festival that will take place, yes, "rain or shine."

Of course, the ever-growing blossoms, and the tree branches they spring from, and the trees that sprout those branches, do rather like H2O, so that's something nice to keep in mind, even if you get a tad damp.

So slip on your slicker and your favorite squish-squish boots and savor a "viewing" of the cherry blossoms around the property's Upper Meadow area.


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If you're craving a classic bento box, they'll be for sale from Okamoto Kitchen, while a number of presentations will fill the afternoon hours, from taiko to ukulele.

General admission to the Palos Verdes destination is required.

As is a love of the "fleeting beauty" offered by the petal-soft icons, flowers which may seem even more ethereal in the rain.

We're entering the season of cherry blossoms, and if this soft flower is a favorite, best start at South Coast Botanic Garden at the very start of March.

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