This Palos Verdes Botanic Garden Will Turn Into A Multisensory Haven For The Holiday

Ashlyn Davis Ashlyn Davis

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‘GLOW’ returns to the South Coast Botanic Garden, starting November 20!

South Coast Botanic Garden will be illuminated with dazzling lighting installations that will transform the way you see nature for another year. This walkable route through the 87 acres of horticultural and wildlife habitat is unlike any holiday displays you’ve ever seen. Instead of your usual winter ornaments and festive trinkets draped across every available surface, this lush Palos Verdes oasis will become an organic “oceanic” experience. You can wander through this unique take on holiday lighting from November 20 through January 17.

Visitors will be swept away in a sea of vivid lights bringing the surrounding flora to life with an eclectic selection of music to act as a current. Every section of displays will be scored with specific sounds to enhance the visual slendor. Genres range from Baja surf music to Vivaldi and Chicago’s DJ Jerzy has even produced a few electro-pop tracks exclusively for the event.

While the stunning arrangements of greenery at “The Jewel of the Peninsula,” (like banyan grove or the desert collection) will all have their own unique ambiance, the whole experience will be connected by water which will run through the space in every possible form. These aquatic installations will create the sense of being immersed in various environments like being underwater in an ocean, walking through a misty rain or following a rushing river.

There’ll be plenty of photo opportunities too, including a beautiful living wall of succulents with twinkling lights that look like fireflies. Don’t get too distracted by all the flickering lights though, you’ll need to queue up to get your snap in front of this popular feature.

‘Glow’ tickets cost $24.95 per person for members, $34.95 per person for non-members and they sell out quickly, so you’ll want to make sure you book your trip to this magical scenery as soon as possible.

Location: 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90274

Hours: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. daily


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