Admission : Free
Opening : Earth Day, 2001
Type : Non-profit
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Accessibility : Wheelchair-accessible entrance
Location : North Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, California
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Envisioned first to be a family garden, the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden houses one of the richest collections of native Californian trees, grasses and ornamental flowers today. This quaint and compact oasis is a nature lover’s paradise along the shores of Manhattan Beach. Known for its rejuvenating atmosphere, aromatic flora and birdwatching spots, the garden demonstrates earth-friendly, drought-resistant horticulture. Visitors can watch bees, butterflies and pollinators at work near the on-site lake. The Butterfly House, named so for its V shape, has a startling water-holding capacity of 530 gallons for tending to delicate bushes and is a sight to behold.