Some of my favorite Edible and Functional gardens around Los Angeles.  All these gardens are open to the general public during selected hours (see their websites for hours and directions).

in Westchester/LA 90045 …

  • Community Garden at Holy Nativity – a small, very public teaching garden that grows food charity-style to benefit the local Food Pantry; renowned as the starting place of many other projects.  Open to the public 24/7/365 (no fences).  http://envirochangemakers.org/projects/gardens/cgathn/
  • Emerson Avenue Community Garden, Westchester/LA 90045.  A merged-function school garden + community plot-style garden + community pocket park, built on the grounds of an LAUSD middle school.  http://eacgc.org/site/
  • LIONS Garden at Loyola Marymount University – community plots tended by and for LMU students, plus growing for donation to the local Food Pantry http://admin.lmu.edu/greenlmu/gardens/lionsgarden/

Elsewhere in and around Los Angeles

Beyond Los Angeles

  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden – the crown jewel of California native plant gardens, everything you ever wanted to know about attracting birds and insect pollinators. http://www.sbbg.org/