The 3.5-acre Nature Gardens at the Natural History Museum, which opened to the public in June 2013, transforms an expanse
of asphalt along Exposition Boulevard into lush green space filled with unusual native plants like Western pond lilies and
iconic SoCal olive and citrus trees. The gardens are designed to attract local birds, butterflies, and insects, so you can
observe wildlife in its natural habitat. There’s also a living wall of native ferns, a pond with rare California hibiscus,
and a kitchen garden that supplies an ever-changing roster of seasonal edibles.
Last Reviewed July 2013