With 87 acres of gardens and 2,500 different species of plants from as far away as Australia, the Mediterranean, and southern Africa, the South Coast Botanic Gardens in Palos Verdes offers one of the most serene landscapes available to the public in all of Los Angeles county.
But starting this Friday, you’ve got one more excellent reason to check it out.
From February 19 to May 8 the gardens will be home to a nationally touring exhibit called Nature Connects, created by New York artist Sean Kenney.
Nature Connects features 27 unique, nature-inspired sculptures constructed with over half a million LEGO brick pieces with subjects ranging from a hummingbird to a goldfinch to a 6-ft tall Bison made from 45,000+ individual bricks.
The stated goal for hosting the exhibition is to highlight the importance of making connections with the natural world. To support the efforts there will be interactive stations around the gardens including areas where you can build your own sculptures and a children’s reading lounge, plus a mobile app for guests to download and find out more about each individual sculpture.
Nature Connects is on display from February 19 to May 8.
Because of the expected popularity of the exhibit, the South Coast Botanic Gardens is encouraging visitors to purchase tickets online.
Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, $4 for children 5-12, and free for children 4 and younger.
The South Coast Botanic Gardens is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.