Featured Post

Maintaining Your New California Garden: Life-friendly Fall Pruning

  Mother Nature's Backyard in November: illustrating life-friendly fall pruning. Late fall and early winter are important prun...

Visiting the Garden: Directions, etc.

Directions to the Gardens

Mother Nature’s Backyard & Garden of Health are located in the southwest corner of the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve. The entrance to the Gardens is in Arthur Johnson Park (formerly South Gardena Park), between Normandie and Vermont Avenues, one block north of Artesia Blvd at 1200 West 170th Street, Gardena, CA.    Park your car in the parking lot at Johnson Park. 


Look for the directional signs to Mother Nature's Backyard. Walk down the driveway to Meadowlark Manor to get to the garden. The entrance to the garden is not through the main entrance to the Preserve.  The garden entrance is at the very end of the Meadowlark driveway, beyond the Meadowlark Manor.  


The main gate across the Meadowlark driveway may be closed.  If so, enter through the pedestrian door to the right of the gate (see above). Follow the signs down the driveway between Meadowlark Manor and South Park Manor apartment complexes, straight ahead to the garden. Mother Nature’s Backyard is located just inside the Preserve, through the chain-link gate (which will be open).

Current Hours
1st Wednesday of every  month – 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Nov-Apr)
                                                             3:00-6:00 p.m. (May-Oct)                                                                   

2nd Saturday of every month – 9:00 a.m. - noon

2nd Sunday of every month – 1:00-4:00 p.m.

3rd Sunday of every month – 1:00-4:00 p.m.

4th Saturday of every month - 1:00-4:00 p.m.

note: see the calendar of activities for more details.   The garden will usually be closed on official holidays.   It may also be closed other times.

1 comment:

  1. What a cool website! I will have to visit when I am up in LA the next time I go, probably not til September. I will have to check your calendar to try to coordinate a visit. I have shared your URL with others in San Diego on a native plant message board. Thanks for all the carefully researched information and beautiful photos. Kay Stewart, San Diego San Diego Chapter field trips chair, fieldtrips@cnpssd.org and private practice CA landscape architect # 2967