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.

Non-native Can Attract Native

Some non-native flowers, like this rock purslane, are taken advantage of by our native pollinators. This small male sweat bee is waiting for a female to show-up at this striking purple flower for pollen and nectar. His plan eventually paid-off.

Halictus tripartitus ♂ on Calandrinia grandiflora.