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.

Diverse Collection of Native Pollinators

Flower pollinators come in many shapes and sizes, including small flies.  Hoverflies can be found busily doing an important job in the GNG, not only cross pollinating many native plants, but also keeping plant-damaging insects under control.  The larvae of Allograpta obliqua are predators that feed primarily on aphids, making them a welcome guest in any garden!

Hoverfly - Allograpta obliqua