The fish you see in Baldwin Lake are predominantly the common carp, Cyprinus carpio. The carp, an exotic species from Europe and Asia, are remarkably tough fish. They thrive in low water depths, low oxygen levels, and high water temperatures. The drought has lowered water levels in Baldwin Lake, causing some visitors to be concerned […]
Posted on May 20, 2016
The 2016 summer series begins Saturday, June 18 with First Ladies of Song, music from Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney & Peggy Lee. Cady Huffman and Lynn Roberts are the features soloists. Arboretum gates open at 5:30pm for picnic dining and the concert begins at 7:30. Tickets are available for purchase online.
Posted on May 3, 2016
Find the answer in The New York Times. Dr. Roslyn Dakin and Dr. Suzanne Amador Kane collaborated on the study of peacocks that roam the grounds of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The goal was to develop a basic understanding of the shaking motion, which is a key part of courtship.
Posted on April 28, 2016
The Beach Boys will perform at the 24th Annual Family Music Festival on Sunday, June 26 at 4:00pm. The Oak Ridge Boys will be opening the concert. Tickets, which are $35 for the general public and $30 for Arboretum members, can be purchased online. The festival is presented by the Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. […]
Posted on April 21, 2016
The Gold Line now stops in our town of Arcadia, When you hop off the train at the Arcadia station, you’ll find a shuttle that will take you to the Arboretum in about 20 minutes or so. The Arcadia shuttle is free until June 15. This is the perfect time of year to visit the […]
Posted on March 15, 2016
Public artist Michael Davis has created a series of pieces that reflect Arcadia, its history and community. The centerpiece is a free standing sculpture called Arcadian Zephyr featuring 16 movable weather vanes with birds, fauna and other elements inspired by the Arboretum. Horses depict the city’s racing legacy. Click to watch a video.
Posted on February 3, 2016
Scott Hettrick of Arcadia’s Best was at Baldwin Lake for the recent gathering of sediment samples, the first step towards potentially restoring Baldwin Lake to its one-time ecological and visual beauty and health. Drilling occurred in deepest parts of the popular Los Angeles County Arboretum attraction.
Posted on August 11, 2015
Larry Wilson, columnist for the Pasadena Star News. writes about how Crescent Farm water farmers are creating a new landscape in a Mediterranean way that works with both native (and other water-sipping) plants and innovative new conservation methods.
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.
Posted on July 22, 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.
Posted on January 30, 2015