Registration now open for Summer Nature Camp

The natural wonderland of the Arboretum is a perfect place for your children or grandchildren, ages 5-10, to enjoy summer.  One week-sessions, full and half day, from June 8-August 7.

23rd Annual Family Music Festival, June 7

Enjoy the music of Pat Boone as well The Crystals (“Da Doo Ron Ron”) and Freddy Cannon “Palisades Park” at the 23rd Annual Family Music presented by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation. Tickets are $20 for Arboretum members, $25 for the general public. Children under 12 are free and must be accompanied by an adult. Gates open at 2 p.m. The concert begins at 3:30pm. Tickets may purchased at the Pasadena POPS or Arboretum Gift Shop.

Five Non-Thirsty Plants for Your Garden

Botanist Frank McDonough at the Arboretum suggests these showy, water-saving plants for your garden now available at the our Gift Shop

NEW! Crescent Farm hands-on workshops

Learn about water conservation and sustainable food gardening! The Crescent Farm, located in the heart of the Arboretum just north of Baldwin Lake, is a reclaimed landscape where we experiment and explore new and ancient horticulture techniques for water conservation and food production. This is an educational training program. Workshops are held Tuesdays and Thursday, 10am-4pm.  Registration is required at the membership office.  General public $10 a month; members free.  Please call 626.821.4623 or email ted.tegart@arboretum.org. Please bring gloves, drinking water and wear close-toed shoes and a hat. Take a look at the Crescent on Facebook.

 

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 well as entire issues of the magazines are available online.  Enjoy!

 

Writing at the Arboretum: Mapping the Heart

In this new series of writing workshops, we will discuss how writers reveal themselves in their text through imagination and interpretation of object, house, path, road, landscape and taste.  At the second class on Sunday, February 22, we’ll discuss what is your first memory of a garden? Do you have a photo of yourself as a young child in a garden? Bring it, so you can write about it.

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 Northern and Southern California.

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

Got nutsedge? Tips for organic management

Jill Morganelli, Arboretum horticultural supervisor, shares non-chemical weeding techniques in this Los Angeles Daily News article by Sandra Barrera.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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