Nature Gardens at NHMLA
When you explore the Nature Gardens, you will experience L.A. wildlife all around you. Every bush, flower, and tree you see here was planted to attract creatures. If you look closely, you'll see butterflies, hummingbirds, squirrels, snails, and a lot more!
We discovered this unusual bush sunflower growing in the Nature Gardens and named it Paleo Yellow. The name is a play on words—paleo referring to our dinosaur research, and for the flower’s pale yellow color.
Get Dirty Zone
Sometimes we forget that the soil beneath our feet is the foundation of everything in nature! Get your hands dirty, see how roots grow and look for pillbugs.
Our garden is a magnet for hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Come to the northeast corner of the Nature Gardens, spot pollinators and the native plants they need for fuel.