Forest Bathing

A new wellness program!

Crescent Farm

Lasagna mulching, January 20


Cedar Waxwing photographed by Lou Orr

What’s blooming?

Aloes! Bright, beautiful, exotic

Baldwin Lake

Enjoy the beauty and tranquility.


Blooming Camellia Show to see this weekend!

The Southern California Camellia Society presents hundreds of camellia blooms representing all the varieties that you may see around Southern California at this time of year. Don’t miss the show, Saturday, January 20, 1-5pm; Sunday, January 21, 9am-4:30pm. Included in admission; members free.

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.

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 1,600+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 be […]

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.

Lasagna Mulching Jan. 20: Crescent Farm Workshop

Learn to use cardboard and mulch to build fertile productive soil Saturday, January 20 at 10am. This mulching technique is a proven method for removing a lawn or reducing weed load. Included in admission; members free

Southern California Camellia Society Show, January 20 & 21

This two-day show features beautiful camellias is sponsored by the Southern California Camellia Society. Enjoy. Saturday, January 20, 1-4:30pm; Sunday, January 21, 9am-4:30pm; included in admission; members free.

Looking for a new wellness program in 2018? Try ours!

Ever heard of Forest Bathing? It’s 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.  Try it.  February 17, 8-10am; $25 members; $35 non-members.

What tender loving care does your garden need this winter?

Our best season for pruning plants is often winter! This workshop Saturday, January 27, will review plants, such as roses, salvias, and small fruit trees that benefit from winter pruning. Other garden tasks reviewed: Plant dividing, fertilizing and mulching. 10am-12pm, $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