Home   Animals & Plants   Native Plant Gardens

Native Plant Gardens

Native Plant Gardens & Composting Demonstration Garden

From the mountains, to the desert, to the coastal beaches and estuaries, San Diego County contains more biological diversity than any other county within the 48 contiguous states. Over 2,400 different plant species, some of which can only be found in San Diego, have adapted to the multiple habitats to be found here.

At the Living Coast Discovery Center, we celebrate San Diego’s biological diversity. Almost all of the yucca, cactus, trees, and shrubs on our grounds are native to our local surroundings. When you visit the Living Coast, bring your lunch and enjoy our landscape and gardens as they hum with bees, birds, and other native pollinators. Because native plants are adapted to our semi-arid environment, you can get ideas of low-water use landscaping for your own yard.

Join us every Sunday at 1:00pm for our free compost workshop!