top of page

The South Bay's Native Garden

Screen Shot 2019-11-19 at 12.14.57 AM.pn

  • VOLUNTEERS age 18 and over are welcome.

  • Volunteering is on a drop-in basis every Friday from 9:30am - 11:30am.

  • We provide tools and instruction. Please bring your own drinking water.

VOLUNTEER

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!

TPF Tour.jpg

EVENTS & SOCIAL MEDIA

 HELP SAVE MONARCHS! 

   Click on the Butterfly                 to Learn How

IMG_7790.jpg
IMG_2971.jpg

MBBG HAS NEW PLANT ID SIGNS!

IMG_3469.jpg

 
  SIX NEW SHORT 
         VIDEOS!

                *

          How to   

Plant & Maintain       CA Natives 
      

  • 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. 

MEMBERSHIP &
DONATIONS

Screen Shot 2019-11-19 at 12.15.17 AM.pn

   

   WILDFLOWER SEED PACKET                   GIVE-AWAYS

 

        Planting Instructions

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:

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.

***

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

And save money. It's easy!

OR 

VOLUNTEER & Learn

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 

IMG_2916.jpg

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.

Screen Shot 2019-12-17 at 10.45.37 PM.pn
cedar%20waxwings%20at%20wf_edited.jpg
Calendar Blue Dicks.jpg

Birds offer natural pest-control in a garden. Click on the warbler to see common birds that love gardens with native plants.  

Townsend's Warbler.jpg

Click on me

IMG_0969.jpg
IMG_0056.jpg
IMG_1402_edited_edited.jpg
IMG_0970.jpg
bottom of page