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!


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.



  • 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. 




  • 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 



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!


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.


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

every Friday 9:30am -11:30am 



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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