This February, let love grow at the Garden! A naturally charming atmosphere with 4 miles of meandering pathways to stroll along, and vibrant sights and smells of more than 5,000 plants from around the world, the Garden is a perfect place to celebrate the Month of Love.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic date and gifting ideas for Valentine’s Day, or fun activities to celebrate with friends, here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy the Garden with a loved one this month:

Have a picnic: Find a bench or table at one of the many serene spots, including the Bamboo Garden overlooking the pond, or the lawn at the Walled Garden. A selection of warm and cold beverages, along with treats can also be purchased at our on-site coffee cart at the Cork Oak Cafe.


Take a class together: From heart-shaped succulent arranging to a houseplant Kokedama workshop, February is filled with hands-on workshops that will get you laughing and learning to enjoy as a couple, with friends or solo! Click here for the list of upcoming classes and workshops!

succulent arrangement in a heart planter


Discover a new favorite plant: With thousands of species on display, there’s always something incredible to discover. It’s also amazing to watch old favorites as they change throughout the year and look different with seasonal shifting light.


Bird watch: With more than 85 different bird species spotted throughout the year, the Garden is an idyllic location for bird watching. Bring binoculars and a bird book to see how many you can find together. The first bird walk of the year returns February 5 – learn more about our monthly bird walks here.


Enjoy the ocean views: Head to our Overlook Tower and take in beautiful ocean views (use the free telescope at the top to get an even better look at the scenery!). Pssst… Here’s a helpful video to show you how to get to the top of the tower.


Pick out a plant at the Plant and Gift shop: Before you head out, visit the Garden gift shop and pick out a plant together to remember the day. Jewelry and an array of other knick-knacks are also available at the gift shop for plant-lovers to peruse.