FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beverly Morgan
May 11, 2020
949.673.2261, ext. 308


Admission tickets available at

Corona del Mar, CA – Sherman Library & Gardens, a nationally recognized botanical garden and proud member of the American Public Gardens Association, reopened to the public on Monday, May 11. The Corona del Mar cultural center is offering limited admission tickets on their website

Tickets are limited and for designated times to ensure safe distancing and to allow for proper sanitation. All guests need to reserve tickets online prior to visiting. Members must reserve their free tickets online prior to visiting. Non-members must buy tickets online in advance. Admission for non-members is $5.00 per person. Admission for members is free. Tickets will not be available at the door. When visiting, guests will enter through the South gate located off the back parking lot. The lot can be accessed off of Dahlia Street or Fernleaf Avenue. The East Coast Highway entrance will not be open. All guests are asked to wear a face covering and sanitize their hands upon arrival.

“While much of the world has been quieted by quarantine, Sherman Gardens has been budding, blooming, and blossoming like crazy! We want the public to come and enjoy the gardens, albeit safely and strategically. We’re rolling out limited admission tickets with designated arrival times. Details are on website. I hope our members, volunteers, and guests will reserve their tickets online and enjoy a beautiful spring day in the gardens,” said Scott LaFleur, Executive Director of Sherman Library & Gardens.
Sherman Gardens’ reopening aligns with National Public Gardens Week, an annual celebration of the nation’s public gardens to raise awareness of the important role botanical gardens play in communities. Each day of National Public Gardens Week, Sherman Gardens will post a special video on their social media channels of Facebook and Instagram.

Here is the schedule:

  • Monday, May 11 – Volunteer Day
    Sherman Library & Gardens Volunteers and Docents are the roots of the Gardens and share their experience.
  • Tuesday, May 12 – Ecological Gardening Day
    The principles of ecological gardening are simple: work with, not against, nature to achieve a beautiful, sustainable garden. Sherman Gardens’ staff shares easy tips to garden with nature.
  • Wednesday, May 13 – Garden to Table
    Chef Jessica Roy of Café Jardin reveals some of her favorite ingredients growing in the gardens.
  • Thursday, May 14 – Collections Day
    Highlights of Sherman Library & Gardens’ plant and historical collections presented by Horticulture Manager Erin Aguiar.
  • Friday, May 15 – Arts Day
    The debut of Sherman Gardens’ summer art exhibition – Sculptura Botanica. The botanically-themed installation of ceramic sculptures by artist Dustin Gimbel explores plants and their forms, from the familiar to the obscure. Visitors will rethink how they see plants and their structures.
  • Saturday, May 16 – Health & Wellness Day
    The making of a Meditative Mandala created by Sherman Gardens’ very own Landscape Gardener Tim Chadd.

For more information and tickets, visit or call 949.673.2261. Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, CA 92625.

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About Sherman Library & Gardens
Sherman Library & Gardens is a vibrant cultural center that provides the public an oasis of inspiration, education and appreciation of regional history, horticulture and the arts. The 2.2 acre property boasts a nationally renowned botanical garden and research library with collections related to the history of the Pacific Southwest. The Library & Gardens is a nonprofit organization sustained by the generosity of members, friends, and a dedicated Volunteer Association that help to support the Gardens, Library, and a year-round calendar of educational programs and seasonal exhibits for the community. Often described as a hidden gem, Sherman Library & Gardens is a jewel in the crown of Orange County, California. Located at 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, California 92625. For more information, telephone 949.673.2261 or visit