The South Bay's Native Garden
Learn, Do, Enjoy
THEODORE PAYNE NATIVE PLANT GARDEN TOUR: Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden was chosen to be a participant garden on the TPF 2023 tour last April. We applied again for 2024 so stay tuned or go to theodorepayne.org for updates.
LOOK FOR MANHATTAN BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK! Check our community page with frequent "MBBG Garden Beauty" posts!
EVENTS & SOCIAL MEDIA
MBBG HAS NEW PLANT ID SIGNS!
SIX NEW SHORT
Plant & Maintain CA Natives
WILDFLOWER SEED PACKET GIVE-AWAYS
Sow in fall for spring flowers and/or spring for summer flowers
* Weed, break up soil, and then water planting area.
* Combine seeds with 1 cup or so of soil, mixing well.
* Scatter entire contents over targeted area.
* Either gently rake or lightly walk over area to imbed seeds.
* Lightly water, keeping soil moist until germination.
* Water weekly as needed.
ENJOY A TRIP TO THE GARDEN - IT'S FREE!
Located in Polliwog Park off Peck Avenue. 1236 N. Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Click map
Parking – on the street -Peck Avenue, or in the lot at North end of Peck Avenue.
Contact us – Click here
The garden's picnic table can be used on a first-come-first-serve basis for up to 2 hours.
Sorry, the garden cannot be reserved for weddings or birthday parties.
To reserve the gazebos right outside the garden in Polliwog Park write to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 310 802-5448
VISIT & Learn
MBBG is a ⅔ acre demonstration garden. Use it as a guide to planting an
Earth-friendly native garden at home, and create your own
wildlife habitat and bird/butterfly sanctuary.
Conserve water. Eliminate the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Attract birds and butterflies.
And save money. It's easy!
MBBG is also a resource for residents wishing to learn simple gardening practices that address ways to reduce water use, ocean pollution, energy use and species decline.
Volunteer time to learn while maintaining the garden is on a drop-in basis
every Friday 9:30am -11:30am
WHAT’S IN YOUR HABITAT?
The Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden is laid out in overlapping
habitats loosely based on those found in Southern California wildlands.
Each is defined by a plant community that:
Supports specific birds, insects, and other wildlife
Has its own unique sun, soil, slope and water requirements
Provides food, water, shelter and places for wildlife to raise young
Learn more about the garden's plant and wildlife-rich habitats by clicking the photos below. "Rewild" your yard using elements of each which can be mimicked in the home garden.