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The Native/Environmental/Xeriscape/Temescal/Garden (N/E/X/T/Garden) shows visitors how diverse native and drought-tolerant plants – mostly flowering and evergreen – can be grown organically, with minimal inputs, working beautifully in balance with nature.
Since 2010, under the co-sponsorship of Palisades Beautiful and the Pacific Palisades Garden Club, volunteers have been improving and expanding the N/E/X/T/Garden (to its current 3/4-acre size) with major additional funding from the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Turf Replacement Program, and the Pacific Palisades Woman's Club.
Now, with over 100 plant varieties, the N/E/X/T/Garden is a biodiversity hot spot which attracts many native butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and songbirds – while using only one-tenth of the water consumed by the equivalent area of adjacent lawn.
To see for yourself, please come visit the N/E/X/T/Garden in the northwest corner of Temescal Canyon Park (at ~700 Temescal Canyon Road).
You can help to improve the N/E/X/T/Garden by volunteering with us for an hour (or two, or three, etc.) on the last Saturday of any/every month, between 9am and 4pm, while learning about native & drought-tolerant plants, sustainability, and gardening skills: for details, click here. [NOTE: THESE EVENTS MAY YET BE CANCELED BY DIRECTIVES FROM PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITIES PER THE CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 PANDEMIC]
For additional insights into the N/E/X/T/Garden – on the California Native Plant Society website – click here.
For a mention of the N/E/X/T/Garden as a Community Project – on the Pacific Palisades Garden Club website – click here.
For a description of Hugelkultur (Mound Gardening) for drought-tolerant native plants – click here.
You can also help to improve the N/E/X/T/Garden with a donation to Palisades Beautiful – directed to the N/E/X/T/Garden with a note – by using the "Donate Button" below or by sending a check to: Palisades Beautiful, P.O. Box 1072, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. All donations to this 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal ID #51-0189729) are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.