Eco-Science Nature Camp

Weekly sessions through August 11

Extended through July 2!

Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective live at the Depot

Wildflowers!

Visit our Crescent Farm

Summer Concerts

Music from the Jersey Boys and Beyond!  July 15

Baldwin Lake

Restoring a magnificent gem

News

Growing the Arboretum as an Extraordinary Place of Learning & Enjoyment

We are excited to share our new five-year vision to ensure a dynamic and flourishing future for our beloved garden. We will work to enhance services for our community, restore Baldwin Lake and create rich, new garden experiences and educational opportunities, guided by the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.  See plan details.

Extended through July 2! Mystery Lit: Sherlock Holmes at the Depot

Don’t miss Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective, an original production, that has received rave reviews.  “Every detail has been taken into consideration and the resulting experience could well be the best theatre you’ll see this summer,” wrote Ellen Dostal of BroadwayWorld Los Angeles. She said the Santa Anita Depot site is “a beaut…that plays […]

Sign up for Eco-Science Nature Camp

The natural wonderland of the Arboretum is a perfect place for your children or grandchildren, ages 5-10, to enjoy summer and learn about eco-science. One week-sessions, full and half day, from June 5-August 4.

We are a certified Monarch Waystation!

The Arboretum, with its many butterfly hubs, is now on Monarch Watch’s national list of certified Monarch Waystations. Monarch Watch is a nonprofit educational outreach program that focuses on the monarch, its habitat and fall migration. A waystation provides resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration.    

Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award goes to the Arboretum!

The prestigious 2017 award recognizes the Arboretum’s “proactive” historic preservation. The L.A. Conservancy described the Arboretum’s Cultural Landscape Report as a “vital document” that “summarizes the history of the site, allowing for greater understanding of how to identify and protect these resources.” We thank the Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation for its support of this project. […]

We’re peacock crazy! Join us Saturday, March 25

Peacock Day is dedicated to the bird which makes a visit to the Arboretum a special experience.  Our peacocks are in their full plumage now. Join us for a day of art, science and fun:  walks, discovery trail, children activities and Indian food and music in recognition of the peacock’s country of origin, India.

Members Preview Day for Spring Plant Sale Friday

Members enjoy a special preview of the Spring Plant Sale on Friday, March 24.  Shop early for tomato and other plants at the Gift Shop Patio  9am door buster: The first 30 shoppers will receive a free gift.  Enjoy a Virgin Bloody Mary while you shop between 10am and 1pm.

Celebrating an iconic tree: Art to be created from Baldwin eucalyptus

  A stately Tasmanian blue gum, planted some time in the late 19th century, is among the most magnificent trees at the Arboretum. Sadly, the tree must is being removed this month due to age and disease. To celebrate its long life, art will be created from the historic tree. Reprising the Arboretum’s Forces of […]

Rain is coming! Catch it for your garden with water harvesting.

With another storm or two approaching this weekend, you’ll likely be taking cover inside. Why not learn about harvesting rain water for your garden?  Crescent Farm uses a variety of water harvesting techniques for its sustainable gardens.  A quick primer about the techniques used at Crescent Farm is a click away.

Seed catalogs so dear to our gardening hearts

The joys of thumbing through seed catalogs are nicely captured by Willy Blackmore in his “Letter of Recommendation: Seed Catalogs” in The New York Times.  Have a read, it’ll bring a smile whether you’re a gardener or not.

Kids Love Eco-Science at Summer Nature Camp

Eco-Science is the theme for this year’s Nature Camp at the Arboretum. Children will explore nature and learn all about plants, trees, wildlife and more.  Weekly, half-day and daily sessions available through August 11.

Try the Arboretum Library’s book club this summer!

Join us Wednesday, June 28 at 7pm, for the book club’s discussion of Now and at the Hour of our Death by by Susan Moreira Marques translated by Julia Sanches. Meet new friends at the book club which meets in the Library.

Baldwin Lake: Restoring a Magnificent Gem

Cloistered within the Arboretum, Baldwin Lake has managed to survive the rapid development of the San Gabriel Valley. Still, accumulated sediments and drought have dramatically reduced water depth and aquatic ecosystem.

The Gift Shop is now open online for your convenience!

We’re offering a new Arboretum shopping experience! You’ll find online our popular Arboretum logo items as well as a variety of garden, home, and gift items. You’ll also find peacock motif items ranging from fans to stationery and everything in between.

John Rabe of Off-Ramp reports about Baldwin Lake

Margaux Viera, a great, great, great granddaughter of E.J. “Lucky” Baldwin, takes the host of KPCC’s Off-Ramp into Baldwin Lake to show him the need for restoring the Lake. Learn about the challenges and solutions to saving the Lake.

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.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

Site Design by Kirk Projects