LOS ANGELES — A collaboration of the Los Angeles Parks Foundation and the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Recreation and Parks and funded by The Nature Conservancy and The Griffith J. Griffith Charitable Trust, the Commonwealth Nursery Demonstration Garden was designed using native plants from seeds sourced directly from Griffith Park itself. 

The garden is open to the public by appointment and focuses on native SoCal plants which require 85% less water than many nonnative decorative plants, making it a model of climate resilience, sustainability and bio-diversity.

LA Parks Foundation Executive Director Carolyn Ramsay enlisted landscape architect and USC professor Esther Margulies to design the garden hoping to inspire others to curate their own native plant gardens at home and in our public spaces.