Gardens & Landscapes
A stroll through the Arboretum will take you through a variety of gardens and landscapes that offer beauty and tranquility as well as ideas for your outdoor space at home.
A serene landscape of gentle pools, water lilies and shaded benches, the Aquatic Garden sits at the picturesque summit of Tallac Knoll, with the Meyberg Waterfall below.
Seven design vignettes creatively display great plants and ideas for Southern California landscapes.
Garden for All Seasons
Choice fruits and vegetables for Southern California are supported by a rain harvest system in this landscape of ideas and new plants for the home food garden.
Grace V. Kallam Perennial Garden
Perennials, shrub borders and flowering trees are artfully combined in this serene, intimate landscape. Created in honor of Grace V. Kallam, the garden offers design ideas and outstanding plants for Southern California Gardens
Showcasing herbs and shrubs that contribute to human cultures around the world, the Herb Garden reveals the botanical sources for medicines, spices, textiles and other basics of living.
Rainbow Serpent Garden
A path resembling a serpent, inspired by the creation myth of the Australian Aborigines, winds through a selection of “Down Under” plants that are outstanding for our region.
Stunning vistas of the San Gabriel Mountains are enjoyed across lawns framed by magnolias and temperate trees offering outstanding fall color.
Designed by noted landscape architect Edward Huntsmen Trout, the Rose Garden features heritage varieties and David Austin selections, amid elegant pergolas and arbors, all in a setting of citrus and swaying Mexican fan palms.
Tropical Green House
Treasures from the Arboretum’s tropical plant collections, which include several thousand orchids, find a home in this lush greenhouse display.
Water Conservation Garden
Showcasing plants from Mediterranean climates around the world, the Water Conservation Garden seeks to demonstrate that careful planting design can achieve high standards of both landscape beauty and water stewardship.