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Volume 5, Issue 62  |  August 4, 2020

Enjoy summertime at Sherman Gardens with extended hours, dining al fresco

The public is invited to enjoy summer evenings in Sherman Gardens. The Corona del Mar botanical oasis, open daily from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., is extending its summer hours and will remain open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, now through September 25.

“Evenings in the garden are my favorite. As the cool breeze kicks up and the angle of the sun changes the light in the garden, night blooming flowers start to open and different creatures begin their pollinating shift,” said Scott LaFleur, executive director of Sherman Library & Gardens. “I want to share this special time in the Gardens with everyone.”

Enjoy summertime dining

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Courtesy of Sherman Library & Gardens

Dine al fresco on Thursday evenings in Sherman Gardens

Chef Pascal Olhats is back in the kitchen with his all new “Dinner for Two Under the Stars” menu at Café Jardin. The four-course prix fixe menu with wine pairing is available every Thursday night at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.

“What could be better than a date night with a leisurely dinner, listening to romantic music, sipping perfectly paired wines and degustating fresh, flavorful dishes with your loved one, spouse, partner, or best friend under the stars?” asks Chef Pascal. “Dinner for Two Under the Stars” is $130 per person plus tax and tip, and reservations are required. The menu is also available for takeout for $80 per person.

Dining is outside with tables placed six feet apart. Guests must wear a face covering at all times, except when eating or drinking, and practice physical distancing, for the safety of all guests and staff.

Garden admission is $5.00 and is included with dinner at Café Jardin.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. For more information, visit, or call 949.673.2261.  For dinner reservations, call 949.673.0034.

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