With a dual mission to educate and inspire, the Gottliebs hope their garden
excites people everywhere about gardening with native plants

Susan and Dan Gottlieb have always seen the Gottlieb Native Garden as a resource that educates visitors, offers scientists a swath of urban nature to study, and provides a gathering space for environmental groups of all kinds to collaborate and amplify the impact of their work.

This section of the website brings the Gottlieb Native Garden to life for anyone who loves gardening, wildlife, urban nature, and the sights, smells and sounds of the wild southern California landscape.

Ways to Explore the Gottlieb Native Garden


As the Gottlieb Native Garden’s naturalist, Scott Logan documents the ever-changing array of wildlife species as they vary with the garden’s blooms, seasons and migratory patterns.

Virtual Tour

Can’t make it to one of the scheduled public tours that come through the Gottlieb Native Garden? Now you can immerse yourself in the beautiful sights of the garden through our 360-degree virtual tour.


Short Films

Our short film series explores not only the incredible beauty and diversity of native species, but also the many benefits of native plant gardening, from water conservation and chemical reduction to wildlife habitation, bird watching and urban greening.

Catalogues of Flora & Fauna

One of the exciting benefits of gardening with native plants is their ability to attract a wide range of wildlife, especially native species. The Gottlieb Native Garden is home to over 200 California native plant species and over 1500 documented wildlife species.