Celebrate!

December 1 is opening night for Forces of Nature II art exhibit. Join us!

Magnificent Art from Wood

Join us for opening night of our exhibit Forces of Nature II December 1, 6-9pm

Wood Masters

Steven Lisberger, one of the 120 artists participating in Forces of Nature II

News

We will be open Thursday Thanksgiving Day!

Start a new turkey day tradition: A walk in the garden with family and friends before or after the big Thanksgiving meal.  Open Thursday 9am to 4:30 pm.  The Peacock Cafe will be opened. There will be no docent-led tour at 10am and the Gift Shop will be closed. Regular admission applies; members free

Plant Systems art exhibit is now open in the Library

Mixed-media artist Richelle Gribble’s Plant Systems exhibit includes drawings, hand-made puzzles and mixed-media paintings. Her work is derived from observations of living systems and their environment and inspired by ecosystems throughout the Arboretum. Opening daily; included with admission; members free

Yellow-fronted Canary spotted at the Arboretum

Birdwatcher and photographer Lou Orr shared what he discovered in the garden on Sunday. “Today I took these photos in the cactus garden.  This bird is a Yellow-fronted Canary, from Africa.  This is the first time I’ve seen this bird at the L.A. County Arboretum!  These birds were cage escapees a couple of decades ago, […]

The seven coolest places to see at the Arboretum

Plan to visit areas that are shady and cool! We have compiled a list of the seven coolest places in the Arboretum so that you don’t have to wait for cooler weather to visit. Check out our list of the seven coolest places in the garden.

Our plumeria grove is just gorgeous, a must see!

Take a stroll up to Tallac Knoll and wander among our plumeria plants as they near full bloom. The flowers are beautiful and their scents intoxicating. You’ll love the tropical setting, which was the scene for a recent KTLA report about our Plumeria Day.

Growing the Arboretum as an Extraordinary Place of Learning & Enjoyment

We are excited to share our new five-year vision to ensure a dynamic and flourishing future for our beloved garden. We will work to enhance services for our community, restore Baldwin Lake and create rich, new garden experiences and educational opportunities, guided by the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.  See plan details.

We are a certified Monarch Waystation!

The Arboretum, with its many butterfly hubs, is now on Monarch Watch’s national list of certified Monarch Waystations. Monarch Watch is a nonprofit educational outreach program that focuses on the monarch, its habitat and fall migration. A waystation provides resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration.    

Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award goes to the Arboretum!

The prestigious 2017 award recognizes the Arboretum’s “proactive” historic preservation. The L.A. Conservancy described the Arboretum’s Cultural Landscape Report as a “vital document” that “summarizes the history of the site, allowing for greater understanding of how to identify and protect these resources.” We thank the Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation for its support of this project.

The Queen Anne Cottage: Planning its Future

A recent comprehensive assessment of the landmark Cottage was completed by Peyton Hall and his team at Historic Resources Group in Pasadena. Formally known as a Historic Structure Report, the assessment followed national preservation guidelines and developed a plan to care for the Cottage. We thank the Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation for its generous support […]

Members Preview Day for Spring Plant Sale Friday

Members enjoy a special preview of the Spring Plant Sale on Friday, March 24.  Shop early for tomato and other plants at the Gift Shop Patio  9am door buster: The first 30 shoppers will receive a free gift.  Enjoy a Virgin Bloody Mary while you shop between 10am and 1pm.

A preview of our upcoming Forces of Nature II art exhibit

We’re commemorating the long and varied lives of many of our beloved trees through art created from the wood of these fallen trees.  This video provides a glimpse at some of the art to be featured at the exhibition. Join us for the opening night reception December 1, 6-9pm.

Family Night Hike this Saturday, November 25

When the sun goes down, which nocturnal creatures come out in the garden? Find out during this night hike for children 6 and under. 5:30-7pm, $10 per child members; $12 per child non-members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for parents.

Docent-led Walking Tours

Enjoy the quiet of the morning and the wonders of the garden with a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Tours are offered at 10am Tuesday-Friday and at 10:30am on Saturday; included in admission; members free.

Holiday shop online with us!

The Gift Shop is online for your holiday shopping convenience. You’ll find our popular Arboretum logo and peacock-motif items as well as a variety of garden, home, and gift items just a click away.

Santa Anita Depot Tours

Tour the inside of this historical treasure with a docent and learn about what the depot was like when it was operational. Guided tours offered Sunday, 1-4pm; free with regular admission; members free.

Plant question? Ask our Expert at the Arboretum

We have the knowledge and experience to help you raise healthy plants. Frank McDonough, the Arboretum’s Botanical Information Consultant, answers questions from the public.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

Site Design by Kirk Projects