Steve Goto, tomato guru, to speak April 8

Back by popular demand for the 14th year!  Join us for Steve Goto’s popular, informative and funny lecture at 10am. He will share his top tomato picks for 2015 as well as growing tips and  tricks of the trade for planting and harvesting the best tomatoes in Southern California.  Following the talk, you’ll find a wide variety of tomato plants for sale in the Gift Shop patio.

NEW! Hollywood at the Arboretum Walking Tour

See the locations and hear the stories about filming at the Arboretum this Saturday at 11am.  The garden has been used as a backdrop for films, television shows, commercials and videos since the 1930s.  Free with admission. members free.  First come, first served; space is limited

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 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.

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.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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