The Gottlieb Native Garden

a california love story

The Gottlieb Native Garden is a flourishing ecosystem belonging to Susan and Dan Gottlieb, friends of flora and fauna and devoted environmental philanthropists. With more than 100 hand-selected plant species and hundreds of animal species, the backyard is a National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat and a Xerces Society-designated Pollinator Habitat.

Native Pollinators

One goal of the GNG is to create a healthy habitat for pollinators, especially native bees.  California has over 1,600 species of native bees that come in many different sizes and adornments.  One of the most common bee families in the world is the small sweat bee Halictidae, with seven species known to inhabit California.

Sweat Bee - Halictus tripartitus