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.

 

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.

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!

 

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.

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

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.

South African plant tour, Saturday, December 27

When most temperate plants are sleeping, South African plants are blooming in a blaze of reds, oranges and other warm colors. Learn about these architecturally interesting and water saving plant on a guided walk at 11am with Frank McDonough, Arboretum botanical information consultant.

Our beautiful fall color continues to amaze!

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.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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