Have you ever seen flowers that scream Look at me?? Welcome to the Ida F Drapkin Fuchsia Garden. More than 30 years ago a group of plant enthusiasts led by Ida Drapkin founded the South Coast Branch of the National Fuchsia Society and have held regular meetings, shows and sales since their founding. In 1993 the fuchsia garden was established and later dedicated to Ida F. Drapkin by County Supervisor Deane Dana. Ida’s passion for Fuchsias led her to introduce 33 new Fuchsia hybrids. Her first hybrid, named South Coast, was named after the Botanic Garden. The bed on your right as you enter the garden showcases these hybrids. As you walk through the garden notice the great variety in plant form, from upright shrubs to more spreading forms in the hanging baskets, and the great array of flower colors from the purest of whites to screaming pinks and deep purple. The Fuchsias in this garden are resilient to the Fuchsia gall mite but require shade and regular water to thrive. Both are provided by the tireless volunteers of the fuchsia society. If you too have found Ida’s passion for Fuchsias while visiting this garden, come to the Fuchsia show and sale held each year on the second weekend in June. The annual sale helps to support the maintenance of this gem in the garden.