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.

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

UCLA graduate students busily collect last night’s catch from both pitfall and tray traps, part of a study being conducted by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.  The GNG was chosen as one of the Los Angeles gardens to be surveyed for bio-diversity.  Gardens from all over the city will be monitored, giving a snapshot of species living within them.  These gardens will range from native to non-native plantings and we expect the study to prove how more species-diverse a native garden is, even when surrounded by a major metropolis.