Grow your kids' curiosity with nature exploration!

Ikebana International Show & Sale

Saturday & Sunday, March 17 & 18

What’s Blooming

In the pink with gorgeous trumpet trees

Peacock Day

Journey to India March 24


Ikebana International Show & Sale this weekend

Don’t miss this exhibit of  exquisite floral arrangements representing different schools of Japanese ikebana. The displays, ranging from classical to naturalistic to avant garde, will impress and delight visitors. Saturday, March 17, 11am-4:30pm; Sunday, March 18, 9:30am-4pm; included in admission; members free

Environmental Fair Saturday Rain or Shine!

With our water shortages and unpredictable weather, we’re all dealing with a changing environment.  We share what’s trending when it comes to the most promising ways to preserve our precious planet.  Learn about lifestyle solutions at the Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair on Saturday, March 10, 9am-3pm.  Included in admission; members free. Rain or shine.

Early garden influencers: Capability Brown and Humphry Repton

Learn about these extremely important English landscape architects at a history talk Sunday, March 4, presented by Mitchell Hearns Bishop, the Arboretum’s Curator of Historical Collections.  He will give you the low down on these two gentlemen, whose work continues to influence garden design.  1-2pm, included in admission; members free

Poets in the Library!

Four of Los Angeles’ most distinctive and popular writers and performers, Brendan Constantine, Mary Alice Daniel, Nicelle Davis, and Olga Garcia, will explore the theme Landscape: Natural, Urban and Imagined Saturday, February 24, 2pm in a discussion moderated by Susan Lummis. Included in regular admission; members free.

Happy Lunar New Year!

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with a stroll through the garden with family and friends. Our pink trumpet trees are gorgeous and the peacocks are so handsome in their full plumage. The Chinese Lunar New Year weekend is a perfect time to visit. Our hours are 9am-4:30pm; regular admission applies.

Think pink for our Valentine’s Day

Our gorgeous blooming pink trumpet trees will put you in the mood for romance in the garden all week! The blooms are simply spectacular, not to be missed! Enjoy. The Peacock Cafe will be open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday.

What is Forest Bathing?

Our new wellness program: A special guided walk to experience the essence of nature based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku. Research has shown that Forest Bathing reduces stress and blood pressure, and bolsters the immune system. Something new to try in 2018! Fee class.

Enjoy the new art exhibit in the Arboretum Library

Artist Pamela Burgess’s  the naturalist’s desk: language+landscape exhibit opened January 27 and continues until June 23. The exhibit features a range of work in various media including drawings and poetry, sculpture and photography.  Included with admission; members free.

A record 435,000 visitors at the garden in 2017!

Our deep appreciation to all our members, supporters and volunteers for making 2017 another record year.  Thanks to you, our youth programs served 16,000 +students, construction on the new Children’s Learning Patio will begin soon and the Forces of Nature II art show was a very successful fundraiser. Year-end contributions are gratefully accepted and can […]

Yellow-fronted Canary spotted at the Arboretum

Birdwatcher and photographer Lou Orr shared what he discovered in the garden on Sunday. “Today I took these photos in the cactus garden.  This bird is a Yellow-fronted Canary, from Africa.  This is the first time I’ve seen this bird at the L.A. County Arboretum!  These birds were cage escapees a couple of decades ago, […]

Crescent Farm weaving workshop Saturday, March 17

Learn how to use your plant waste to create garden structures: Leaves for cordage and branches for trellises or shade shelter. Saturday, March 17, 10am;  free with admission, members free.

Garden Night Photography class Saturday, March 17

Illuminate the darker nature of your garden! Night photography allows you to view plant life through a whole new lens. You can use it to capture night-blooming flowers, highlight plant structures, and create your very own “Light Painting” works of art. 7:30-9pm $30 members; $40 non-members.

Spring Nature Camp begins March 19. Sign up now!

Nature, exploration, imagination, and fun are just a few things children enjoy at our Spring Nature Camp. Full, half-day, and daily sessions are available.  March 19-23 and April 2-6. Extended care also offered.


Try Forest Bathing, our May 17 class is full

Forest Bathing is a very special nature walk based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku.  Research has shown that Forest Bathing reduces stress and blood pressure and bolsters the immune system.  March 17, 8-10am; $25 members; $35 non-members.

Plant question? Ask our Expert at the Arboretum

We have the knowledge and experience to help you raise healthy plants. Frank McDonough, the Arboretum’s Botanical Information Consultant, answers questions from the public.

Shop online with us any time!

The Gift Shop is open online for your shopping convenience. You’ll find our popular Arboretum logo and peacock-motif items as well as a variety of garden, home, and gift items just a click away.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

Site Design by Kirk Projects