Flamboyance | Topiary Outdoor Exhibit | South Coast Botanic Garden
By theFUNnelCakeBlog | May 10, 2022
Flamboyance A Topiary Menagerie is the latest outdoor exhibit at the South Coast Botanic Garden. Come along as we take a look at the 70 pink flamingos which have taken over the Amphitheater Lawn. Also on display... a pack of dogs, a fluffle of rabbits, a troop of monkeys, a swarm of butterflies and a pod of dolphins
Flamboyance features more than 100 topiary animals presented in six groupings throughout the Garden. The largest of these groupings is the 70 life-sized flamingos filled with begonias – hence the name of the exhibit, Flamboyance, which runs at the Garden from May 1 through July 31.
Also part of the exhibit is a pair of beautiful, oversized butterfly wings for visitors to snap a photo in front of, which located in front of the SOAR – Tropical Butterflies exhibit. And while Flamboyance is free with Garden admission, there is one hidden topiary in the butterfly pavilion for those visiting that exhibit. Can you find it?
Please note, the topiaries in this exhibit are works of art and made from living plants, so please resist the urge to touch them and inform your little ones of the no-touch policy.
Accessibility: Some areas of Flamboyance might be impassable for wheelchairs or those with mobility issues. There will be a select amount of accessibility tickets available on Saturdays that include a 20-minute golf cart ride to see the topiaries. Accessibility tickets should be booked in advance by calling Guest Services at 424-452-0920. If these tickets have not been booked in advance, we will not be able to accommodate you due to limited availability.
Please note: If you’d also like to experience SOAR – Tropical Butterflies during your visit, please purchase a SOAR ticket online in advance, which includes General Admission and Flamboyance.