July 30, 2015
The Arboretum will be closing at 3:30pm and the grounds will cleared by 4pm on Saturday in order to prepare for the evening Pasadena POPS concert. It’s an evening entirely devoted to Frank Sinatra. Gates will open at 5:30pm for picnicking. Tickets are available at the Pasadena POPS.
July 22, 2015
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.
May 22, 2015
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.
January 30, 2015
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.
January 29, 2015
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!
January 20, 2015
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.
January 14, 2015
Botanist Frank McDonough at the Arboretum suggests these showy, water-saving plants for your garden.
January 7, 2015
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 28, 2014
Jill Morganelli, Arboretum horticultural supervisor, shares non-chemical weeding techniques in this Los Angeles Daily News article by Sandra Barrera.
December 27, 2014
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.