"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home."
Gary Snyder, Poet & Environmentalist
OPEN DAILY SUNRISE TO SUNSET
WHAT WE DO
Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden (MBBG) is a 501c3 non-profit public education organization. Our dedicated volunteers are trained in Earth-friendly gardening techniques. They teach water conservation for the home landscape, as well as how to install and care for our local California native plants in a manner that is fertilizer-free, pesticide-free, and herbicide-free. Providing a safe environment for birds, butterflies, insects, and other wildlife promotes the well-being of our entire community.
The organization's ⅔ acre demonstration garden is a certified nature habitat located in Polliwog Park. It showcases California native plants and is a tool used when working with and teaching volunteers. WEEKLY VOLUNTEER TIME IS ON A DROP-IN BASIS EVERY FRIDAY 9:30AM-11:30AM.
The garden is also a great place to visit and picnic. MBBG maintains an educational website, offers free gardening classes in spring and fall, and participates in local events.
We Teach Earth-Friendly Gardening Techniques To:
Individuals and small groups
College and high school students
Scouts of all ages
Disabled adults who come with supervision
Home owners with yards and gardens
Landscapers wanting to learn about CA natives
The Garden often has opportunities for Eagle and Gold Scout projects.