The South Bay's Native Garden
VOLUNTEERS age 18 and over who are vaccinated for Covid 19 are welcome.
Volunteering is on a drop-in basis every Friday AM from 9:30 - 11:30.
Face masks and 6' social distancing are optional.
We provide tools and instruction. Please bring your own drinking water.
Learn, Do, Enjoy
THE GARDEN IS OPEN sunrise to sunset every day (closed Fridays from 9 am -1 pm for maintenance).
Check our Facebook page's "MBBG Garden Beauty Post!"
No special events are scheduled at this time.
MBBG is a non-profit, all volunteer-run organization 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.
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:
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 wising 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 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.