December 8, 2014
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
December 7, 2014
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.
December 5, 2014
This might be the last weekend to see the spectacular fall display at its best at the Arboretum. Yellow-leafed Ginkgo should be peaking, so bring the kids for a day of leaf shuffling, leaf-angel making and the beauty of nature.The garden is simply stunning, bathed in autumn hues. To see some of the colors, click to see photos by Frank McDonough, the Arboretum’s botanical information consultant. We’re open daily 9am-4:30pm.
November 21, 2014
Last week: All around the Arboretum fall color is starting to subtlety appear. The first yellowing signs of color are showing up on California grapes, Crepe myrtles and many others. Some trees, like Nyssa (the Tupelo) and certain maples are at their peak while most like Ginkgo biloba and the Pin oak are about halfway to brilliance. Will this year be a ‘great one’? Hard to tell. Some conditions like low nighttime temperatures and high daytime temperatures have been present but others, especially moisture, have not. Click here to see the photos Frank McDonough, Arboretum botanical information consultant, took this week.
November 11, 2014
Hurry and sign up for the November 22 fall color tram tour with expert staff guide, Jill Morganelli. Enjoy the splendor of fall foliage. The tram is almost sold out so please reserve a seat by calling 626.821.4623.
October 21, 2014
We celebrate Halloween in the garden! Children ages 10 and under will discover what scary things hang out in the plants and trees. There will Halloween crafts and other activites. Saturday, October 25; 10am-2pm.
October 14, 2014
Children of all ages will enjoy a Saturday morning looking up in the sky! What bird is that? The entire family can learn about the basics of birding. Pre-registration required.
October 11, 2014
Join us Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19 for our Fall Plant Sale. Discover a lovely selection of beautiful plants to add color and variety to your own garden. If you’re an armchair gardener, be sure to stop by the Arboretum Library’s used book sale.
October 7, 2014
The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo professor and director of the plant conservancy there will discuss the most appropriate trees for both small yards and for Southern California’s climate. This fee workshop on Saturday, October 11, is designed for homeowners, landscape professionals and plant lovers.