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The South Bay's Native Garden

  • VOLUNTEERING BY GROUPS IS ON HOLD: Individuals are permitted  on a drop-in basis every Friday 9:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Face masks and 6' social distancing are required.

  • Everyone age 18 and over welcome!

VOLUNTEER

Learn, Do, Enjoy

  • THE GARDEN IS OPEN sunrise to sunset. Face masks and 6' social distancing are required.

  • Check our Facebook page's "MBBG Garden Beauty Post!"

  • No group events are scheduled at this time.

EVENTS

2021

  • The organization is all volunteer-run and needs your support!

  • Our annual membership drive is May/June but you can join and support the garden at any time. Click the link below to learn more. 

MEMBERSHIP &

DONATIONS

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:

reservations@citymb.info 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.

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Conserve water.  Eliminate the need for fertilizers and pesticides.  Attract birds and butterflies.  

And save money. It's easy!

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VOLUNTEER & LEARN

MBBG is also a resource for residents wising to learn simple gardening practices that address ways to reduce water use, ocean pollution, energy use and species decline.

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Volunteer time to learn while maintaining the garden is on a drop-in basis

every Friday 9:30am -11:30am 

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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 a place 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.

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Birds offer natural pest-control in a garden.

Click on the warbler to see common birds

that love gardens with native plants.  

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Click on me

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