H2O Yeah! Crescent Farm

A party to celebrate water conservation Saturday, October 17

Fall Plant Sale

You’ll find succulents and so much more Friday & Saturday, October 16 & 17

The Nature of Sculpture Exhibit Extended!

The art in the garden show has been so successful we’re extending it to October 21.

Spooky Creatures in the Garden

Saturday, October 31, 9am-12pm   Early member entry 8-9am

Queen Anne Cottage

Exclusive tours Friday, Saturday & Sunday


Early morning entry for members extended until October 31.

Members have been asking if we would continue our summer 7:30am entry into the fall. We heard you and will be open daily to members at 7:30am through October 31.

Artist Michael Davis uses Arboretum motifs in Arcadia Gold Line Station art installation.

The public artist has created a series of pieces that reflect Arcadia, its history and community.  The centerpiece is a free standing sculpture called Arcadian Zephyr featuring 16 movable weather vanes with birds, fauna and other elements inspired by the Arboretum. Horses depict the city’s racing legacy. Click to watch a video.

Drilling for sediment samples to help restore Baldwin Lake

Scott Hettrick of Arcadia’s Best was at Baldwin Lake for the recent gathering of sediment samples, the first step towards potentially restoring Baldwin Lake to its one-time ecological and visual beauty and health. Drilling occurred in deepest parts of the popular Los Angeles County Arboretum attraction.

Crescent Farm: Digging into the Arboretum Way of Getting Through Dry Times

Larry Wilson, columnist for the Pasadena Star News. writes about how Crescent Farm water farmers are creating a new landscape in a Mediterranean way that works with both native (and other water-sipping) plants and innovative new conservation methods.

Sunset Magazine names the L.A. Arboretum one of the best botanical gardens in the West!

In selecting the top 15 “extraordinary botanical gardens” in the West, Sunset noted they are more than just pretty flowers. “They are also engaged in important work, showcasing and propagating endangered species and teaching visitors how to create striking home gardens using very little water,” Sunset said online.  

Library information in Chinese now online

The Arboretum Library has posted a page in Chinese  full of helpful information about the garden books for adults and children as well as other resources.

Pacific Horticulture’s in-depth look at two Arboretum collections

The quarterly publication of the Pacific Horticulture Society has featured our Madagascar Spiny Forest and Engelmann oaks in two separate articles.  Both were written by James Henrich, curator of living collections at the Arboretum. You can learn all about the history and plants in these collections. The details and photos are wonderful. Both articles as […]

NEW! Weekly Queen Anne Cottage tours

Exclusive, 1.45-hour, guided tours inside the historic cottage will begin Friday, December 5, at 10am. The tour is offered twice a day on Friday and Saturday, and at 1pm on Sunday.  Reservations required.  Learn about the fascinating legacy of Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin, who won and lost fortunes creating 19th century resort destinations in both […]

Five Non-Thirsty Plants for Your Garden

Botanist Frank McDonough at the Arboretum suggests these showy, water-saving plants for your garden.

Join our Saturday morning walking tour

The docent-led walking tour begins at 10:30am and provides an excellent introduction to and update about the Arboretum. Wear your walking shoes. Free with admission; members free

The Drought: Time to Step Up

With the current drought emergency, the Arboretum is taking our water savings to a new level.  We’re using new high efficiency irrigation systems, further reducing turf area, and demonstrating new and old water conserving strategies.  Learn more.

NEW! Browse 65 years of Arboretum publications online!

Our new digital archive gives you access to  articles that cover the development of the gardens, botanical description of plants, background on local history, arboretum staff, exhibitions, lectures, concerts and more!

Water tip #1: Five showy, water-saving garden plants

Sedum angelina, above, is one of the five plants that will make a splashy statement in your garden with little water, according to Frank McDonough, the Arboretum’s botanical information consultant.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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