Our Pollinator Habitat Gardens
Laguna Beach - Bluebird Park
Inside of Bluebird Park we have created two bustling habitat areas full of plants and shrubs native to California. One garden is situated beside the front gates to the park and another is situated at the back of the park beside the picnic area.
Leaf cutter bees utilize the leaves from the Catalina Island Cherry tree that we have planted and Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on the native milkweed. The California fuchsia is a host to hummingbird moths and the sages and salvias are visited by bees and hummingbirds.
Newport Beach - Blue Heron Park
At Blue Heron Park in the neighborhood of Eastbluff in Newport Beach we have created three extensive habitat gardens.
This year the gardens were alive with caterpillars, birds, bumblebees, lizards and all kinds of butterflies.
Monarch butterflies have even been seen mating in the trees!
A special visitor to the gardens was the Sonoran bumblebee. An uncommon species of bumblebee from the Sacramento area.
La Jolla - Hotel Estancia
Next to the public entrance to the Estancia Hotel & Spa La Jolla is one of our native plant gardens for Monarch Butterflies and Pollinators. The garden is available to members of the public and guests to enjoy.
This garden incorporates coastal native plants and shrubs to support, host, attract and feed a broad variety of pollinator species.
Laguna Hills - Butterfly Garden
We designed a garden with a very special walkway which we implemented using hand-set tiles.
This garden has a place to sit back and enjoy the scents of the plants and the sights of nature as butterflies and bees go about their business.
Colors intermingle with the green of sage contrasting the icy blue of the California Brittle bush - both types of plants are pollinator hosts.
Within only a few days of implementing this garden, we noticed that moths and butterflies had laid eggs on the plants - a joy to see!
Newport Beach - Butterfly Garden & 'Stream'
This garden comprises of many coastal favorites such as the seaside daisy and sea thrift. Sweat bees love the seaside daisies!
There are native, untreated oak logs for bees to lay their eggs in, buckwheat for the butterflies, bees and moths to nectar upon, and forest rue for swallowtail butterflies.
Manzanitas make for great early blooming plants when Queen bumblebees emerge early in the season ready to make their nests to create a new generation of bumble
Newport Beach - Blue Heron Park - Monument
As part of the there gardens that we created at Blue Heron Park, this garden sits in front of the park's monument to welcome visitors to this haven for nature.
Some plants we used in this area were: California Asters, Seaside Daisies, California Goldenrod, Ceanothus, native grasses such as Purple Three Awn and Carex, Huchera coral bells, San Clemente Island Mallow, Yarrow, and more.