Whether you are a new or seasoned gardener, you will find plants of interest in our geographical and botanical collections from all over the world, including many rare and endangered species.
The collection is particularly rich in the plants of South Africa, which is not only among the most botanically diverse areas on earth, but also home to some of our finest garden plants.
The botanical diversity of the island continent, including eucalyptus, bottlebrushes and grasstrees, has contributed many plants to Southern California gardens. View plant list.
Iconic dragon trees and aeoniums highlight this collection of outstanding garden plants originating from this small island group off the northwest coast of Africa.
The plants of Madagascar’s Spiny Forest habitat, offering striking sculptural forms and fascinating adaptations, represent one of the most endangered floras on Earth.
The beauty and diversity of these African plants is showcased in a collection of over 180 different species, ranging from spectacular tree aloes to exquisite groundcovers and shrubs.
Growing across Tallac Knoll’s southern slope, over 250 trees comprise the largest remaining grove of Engelmann Oaks in Los Angeles County.
Among the Arboretum’s most spectacular late winter/early spring features, over sixty magnolia cultivars reach peak bloom in February and early March.
Over seventy fragrant, brilliantly colored plumerias, popularly associated with tropical vacations, are found in this collection on Tallac Knoll.