About The Exhibit

The Gottlieb Native Garden celebrates the backyard garden of G2 Gallery owners Susan and Dan Gottlieb, and Susan’s new book: The Gottlieb Native Garden: A California Love Story. Susan and Dan’s photos reveal an urban oasis in Beverly Hills, which is a Xerces Society-designated Pollinator Habitat and an official National Wildlife Federation Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat. Theodore Payne Foundation includes the garden every year on its annual tour, drawing hundreds of visitors.

The exhibit underscores the need to incorporate California native and drought-tolerant plants to conserve water and to garden for wildlife, while the book documents the evolution of Susan’s garden, from an ivy-covered hillside to an environmental laboratory.

The opening reception of The Gottlieb Native Garden will be held Saturday, May 6 from 1-3 p.m. Susan will host an Artist Talk at 2 p.m. followed by a book signing. Wine and refreshments will be served. All proceeds from art sales will be donated to the Theodore Payne Foundation.


Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352; 818-768-1802
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Founded in 1960, the Theodore Payne Foundation promotes the preservation of California’s native plants with an ancillary focus on water conservation and providing wildlife habitats. The Foundation operates a year-round retail nursery, offering the region’s largest and most interesting selection of California native plants, as well as an Education Center and Outreach program that offers classes and field trips for adults and children.


Plan Your Visit

The G2 Gallery
Venice, California
The G2 Gallery: Closed on

Artists in the Exhibit