Peacock Day

Journey to India March 24

Grow your kids' curiosity with nature exploration!

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In the pink with gorgeous trumpet trees


Peacock Day! March 24 Take a peek at our birds

Join us as we celebrate Peacock Day and India, the ancestral home of our peafowl, this Saturday, March 24 10am-3pm.  This is mating time for peacocks as you’ll see in this courtship video. See the birds in person and enjoy Indian dance, music, arts, crafts, food, children activities and walks at Peacock Day.

What is Forest Bathing?

Our new wellness program: A special guided walk to experience the essence of nature based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku. Research has shown that Forest Bathing reduces stress and blood pressure, and bolsters the immune system. Something new to try in 2018! Fee class.

Enjoy the new art exhibit in the Arboretum Library

Artist Pamela Burgess’s  the naturalist’s desk: language+landscape exhibit opened January 27 and continues until June 23. The exhibit features a range of work in various media including drawings and poetry, sculpture and photography.  Included with admission; members free.

A record 435,000 visitors at the garden in 2017!

Our deep appreciation to all our members, supporters and volunteers for making 2017 another record year.  Thanks to you, our youth programs served 16,000 +students, construction on the new Children’s Learning Patio will begin soon and the Forces of Nature II art show was a very successful fundraiser. Year-end contributions are gratefully accepted and can […]

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.

Journey to India on Peacock Day Saturday, March 24

Join us as we celebrate our peacocks and their ancestral home of India this Saturday, March 24 10am-3pm.  The birds are showing off their beautiful plumage during the spring mating season.  There will be live performance of Indian dance and music as well as Indian food.  Join us!

Bring the kids to Peacock Day on Saturday, March 24

Let them dress as a peacock and join our peacock costume parade at noon. They will enjoy a family scavenger hunt, Peacock Information Station, art, crafts, music, dance, food and more.  Join us for Peacock Day Saturday, March 24, 10am-3pm. Regular admission applies; members free.

Spring Nature Camp begins March 19. Sign up now!

Nature, exploration, imagination, and fun are just a few things children enjoy at our Spring Nature Camp. Full, half-day, and daily sessions are available.  March 19-23 and April 2-6. Extended care also offered.


Try Forest Bathing, our May 17 class is full

Forest Bathing is a very special nature walk based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku.  Research has shown that Forest Bathing reduces stress and blood pressure and bolsters the immune system.  March 17, 8-10am; $25 members; $35 non-members.

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.

Shop online with us any time!

The Gift Shop is open online for your 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.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

Site Design by Kirk Projects