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.

Diversity of Native Bees

One of the greatest pleasures of having a native garden is watching native pollinators as they take advantage of the habitat you have created…

Slevin's cellophane bee - Colletes slevini

Horsefly-like carpenter bee - Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex

mason bee -  Dianthidium sp.

Sweat bee - Halictus tripartitus