Explore the Nature Gardens, our urban wildlife wonderland. Over 600 kinds of plants—including California natives and others from around the world—make a home for birds, butterflies, lizards, squirrels, and more!
What's in Season?
Plants and animals are up to something every single day in the Nature Gardens. Come discover the sights and sounds of fall and pick up some ideas that you can try in your own garden.
What would autumn be without pumpkins and squash?
Whether spotted or plain, ladybird beetles are great garden allies. They feast upon aphid, scale, and other pest insects.
This hybrid grapevine adds a kaleidoscope of fall color before dropping its leaves and shutting down for the winter.
This little hummer is resting after sipping nectar from the red flowers of pineapple sage.
Guess who pollinates the tubular flowers of this native California fuchsia?
Dorsett golden apples ripening in the edible garden.
Cattail is just one of several plants that grow with their roots in standing water. Look for others at our pond.
Blooming from late summer into fall, marsh fleabane boasts masses of small purple flowers.
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