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Diane Shader Smith
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Join us and visit two horticultural stars of Los Angeles: The Gottlieb Native Garden in Beverly Hills and the nearby Getty Center. Traveling by private motor coach, we will first visit The Gottlieb Native Garden, home to more than 200 hand-selected native plant species and nearly 400 documented wildlife species.

Pacific Horticulture

What defines a native plant? This is a contentious subject. Some botanists and biologists believe that once a species has been in North America long enough it effectively becomes native.

Los Angeles Times

Daniel Gottlieb chuckles thinking back to when he first showed his bride-to-be the house in the late 1980s. She looked at the back said, “It’s all covered with ivy. There’s nothing for the birds.”

NBC News

The drought is changing California’s landscape in some unexpected ways. Not only is it drying up lakes, turning streams to a trickle and causing the land to sink, it’s weaning Californians off lush, water-guzzling lawns.

Los Angeles Times

They say that beauty comes from within, but in the case of Susan Gottlieb, it seems to come from the world around her. She is, at 67, not pretty, not handsome, but storybook beautiful.

The New York Times

Susan Gottlieb has always considered herself a friend to animals, but her idea of friendship may go beyond the norm.

Los Angeles Times

Anyone handy with a saw and a staple gun can build a simple version of this outdoor fun park for felines, devised by Susan and Dan Gottlieb of Beverly Hills.

Huffington Post

“Native plants don’t just save water, they save species,” says Lisa Novick, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator with the Theodore Payne Foundation, an organization dedicated to encouraging the planting and cultivation of California native plant gardens.