Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave. 626-821-3222
The Arboretum offers a variety of gardens and landscapes that offer beauty and tranquility as well as ideas for your outdoor space at home. Visit each of the 10 gardens, including the Water Conservation Garden that showcases plants from Mediterranean climates around the world.
California Botanic Garden
1500 N. College Ave. 909-624-0838
The California Botanic Garden is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California’s native plants. You can explore diverse gardens and plant collections, take a tour, or learn from experts at a class.
Native Plant Demonstration Garden at Covina Public Library
234 N. Second Ave. 626-967-3935
A water-wise garden and mural depicting the history of the library help tell the local story of Southern California’s heritage.
La Cañada Flintridge
1418 Descanso Drive. 818-949-4200
The Center Circle garden presents a new look for Southern California gardens, where the traditional lawn is replaced by vibrant, lower maintenance plants.
Crescenta Valley Water District Demonstration Garden
2700 Foothill Blvd. 818-248-3925
This garden showcases hardy plants from the local area.
Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden
1236 N. Peck Ave. 310-546-1354
A children’s garden, meditation garden, succulent slope and wildflower meadows offer inspiration to South Bay gardeners interested in using native and California Friendly® plants.
Palos Verdes Peninsula
South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard 310-544-1948
The 87-acre South Coast Botanic Garden offers a variety of gardens to delight and inspire visitors. Specialty gardens include the Cactus Garden, Mediterranean Garden, WaterWise Garden, and Garden for the Senses.
295 Arlington Drive 626-441-4478
Home to 350 trees and thousands of Mediterranean climate plants that do well with low to moderate watering, the garden features California natives, cactus and succulents, South African and Australian natives, irrigated by low flow devices that use less than half the water demanded by traditional parks.
Garden at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
18127 S. Alameda St. 310-603-0088
The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum is a registered California State Historic Landmark that depicts early California history. The museum includes a beautiful cactus garden with an extensive collection of cacti.
Rudy Ortega (Heritage) Park
2025 4th St. 818-898-1290
This park features native and California Friendly® plants, walking paths, a Japanese tea house and historic water tower. The park commemorates the Fernandeño Tataviam tribal culture and San Fernando’s heritage.
The Huntington Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road 626-405-2100
The Huntington has more than a dozen spectacular gardens spread across 120 acres, including a renowned desert garden with thousands of species of desert cacti and succulents. Drought-tolerant plants for landscaping are used extensively around new installations.
Airport Avenue Demonstration Gardens
3200 Airport Ave. 310-458-8405
This collection of three distinct sustainable landscapes provides everything you need for your own home landscape. Whether you are looking for an eco-friendly lawn alternative, a vegetable garden, a private sanctuary, or an outdoor room, these gardens feature it all.
Madrona Marsh Nature Center
3201 Plaza del Amo 310-782-3989
A California Friendly® landscape offers myriad ideas to gardeners looking to use locally native and California Friendly® plants instead of traditional turf and shrubs. The garden is adjacent to a visitor’s center and the Madrona Marsh preserve.
S. Mark Taper Foundation Life Science Botanic Garden
Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave. 818-719-6465
The courtyard near the administration building is a 1.9-acre botanical garden including plants from the seven major worldwide Mediterranean climate zones. Unusual looking and hard-to-find plants are featured, and all are suitable for Southern California’s climate.