December 27, 2013
Our Rose Garden looks gorgeous in the opening scenes of “Saving Mr. Banks,” the new movie about Walt Disney and P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins who didn't much like the man or his fantasy world creations. The film, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, is the latest movie to use the Arboretum as a location. Many of the scenes were shot at other Southern California locations, including Disney Studios and Disneyland. Beyond the Marquee provides a wonderful behind-the-scene look on the different locations, including the Arboretum.
December 23, 2013
Frank McDonough, the Arboreteum's botanical plant information consultant, will lead a walk taking your on a tour of great South African plants on Saturday, December 28, at 11 am. If you can't make it then, there will be another tour on Saturday, January 4, at 11 am. Free with regular admission. Members free.