Meet Nicholas Staddon at Thursday’s Garden Talk, April 24 9:30am

Nicholas Staddon, Director of New Plant Introductions for Monrovia Growers, will provide a many-faceted look at new and not-so-new garden plants for this region, as well as the latest scoop on plant and gardening worlds elsewhere in the United States and overseas. The program will include great images, engaging stories and live plants that will go home with some lucky students.  His talk concludes the spring series Thursday Garden Talks with Lili Singer.  Fee: $20

Mark your calendar for SpringTopia!, May 3-4

We celebrate the world of plants at the Arboretum with two days of spring festivities.  It will be a weekend of fun and learning with special featured speakers, guided garden tours,  a walk through Wildflowering LA, music, kids activities, food and much more.

Amazing photos of hummingbird mom, babies nesting at the Arboretum

Los Angeles photographer Irfan Khan discovered the tiny nest and shares his  wonderful photos online at the Los Angeles Times. 

Beach Boys tickets on sale now!

The Beach Boys will be performing at the 22nd Annual Family Music Festival at the Arboretum on Sunday, June 22 at 5:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Arboretum Gift Shop or online.  The festival is presented by the  Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation.

Great Tomato Talk & Plant Sale, April 9

Back by popular demand for the 13th year! Join us for Steve Goto’s famous, informative and funny Great Tomato Talk, and his Top Tomato Picks for 2014! After his talk at 10am, attend the Great Tomato Plant Sale on the Gift Shop patio. You’ll find a wonderful selection and variety of organic heirloom tomato plants.

Exploring Environmental Treasures, March 8

The 35the Annual Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair is Saturday, March 8, 9am-3pm. Don’t miss the Imagination Workshop and Therapeutic Drumming by Kidspace, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Celebration of Service, TreeMap LA by TreePeople and much more.

A place at Alexandra’s table, March 12

Alexandra Poer Sheridan, chef/owner of the cafe and boutique Alexandra’s Table in the historic Mission of San Gabriel, will share her techniques and recipes for a seasonal, savory and satisfying meal you can create at home. Join her at the March 12 FRESH cooking class.

Love Potions from the Garden!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in our beautiful garden and enjoy a special tram tour to learn about natural elixirs of love found in the plant world. Frank McDonough, botanical information consultant, will regale you with entertaining stories of science and folklore about love potions from the garden.

Wildflowering L.A. makes news!

The L.A. Daily News reports…


Pardon our mess

In our continuing effort to conserve water, the Arboretum is installing a new high-tech irrigation system to replace the original system that was installed in the early 1950s. Sensors and controllers in the new system will allow us to monitor soil moisture, track weather condition and control the application of water remotely, even from staff smart phones.

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301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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