South Coast Botanic Garden has a New Exhibit, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

Washed Ashore Exhibit

Sixteen giant creatures made from beach debris have landed on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through September for South Coast Botanic Garden’s latest exhibit, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea.

Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea is a non-profit organization committed to combating plastic pollution through art and education.

The 16 sculptures making up the Garden’s exhibit, which are primarily sea creatures, were built by the organization and its volunteers to inspire and spark positive change in consumer habits. The Garden, built atop a sanitary landfill, has proven throughout the past 60-plus years that beautiful things can come from trashy pasts. With this exhibit, the Garden will further explore the concept, as well as the education, behind what we can ALL do to limit waste, particularly our single-plastic use.

Some of the sustainable changes the Garden has made will be seen by Washed Ashore guests,
● Selling water in aluminum bottles instead of plastic bottles. The aluminum bottled water
has a screw-off cap, making it reusable.
● Having an electric-vehicle fleet, including golf carts and the Garden’s shuttle. The
Garden’s Tram is currently undergoing a conversion to electric.
● Serving food and beverages out of compostable containers and offering compostable
● Placing 4 new recycling bins throughout the Garden and adding a composting bin where
the Garden’s food and beverage is served.
● Replacing the drinking fountain with one that allows guests to refill reusable water
bottles, saving plastic bottles from entering a landfill or waterway.

Washed Ashore also marks a new program for the Garden – the Washed Ashore Adventure Tour.
This non-stop shuttle tour is unlike anything Garden guests have ever experienced. To start,
guests will meet Defender of the Garden, Sage, or the spirited and mischievous Blossom.

Both characters take turns hosting the tour, providing humor and fun along the way.

The whole experience is about 45 minutes, including an exclusive photo opportunity at one of the sculptures.

Lastly, tour guests get to take home a reusable SCBG water bottle to help reduce
their carbon footprint.

This Jellyfish is one of my favorites! Creamsicle the Jellyfish.

While Washed Ashore is included with Garden Admission (free for Members, up to $15 for
non-members), the Washed Ashore Adventure Tour is an additional $29 per person.
Washed Ashore opened on April 1st and will run daily through September.

I had the opportunity to check it out and recommend it to everyone! Both children and adults will enjoy it!

Credit: Information was provided by South Coast Botanical Gardens. Photos taken by SoCal City Kids.

Speak Your Mind