Wildflowers!

Visit our Crescent Farm

Summer Concerts

Gershwin & Friends!  August 19

Illustrating the Urban Forests

Botanical art exhibit July 15- September 28

Arcadia Moon Festival

Celebrate Saturday, September 30, 6-9pm

Baldwin Lake

Restoring a magnificent gem

News

The seven coolest places to see at the Arboretum

Plan to visit areas that are shady and cool! We have compiled a list of the seven coolest places in the Arboretum so that you don’t have to wait for cooler weather to visit. Check out our list of the seven coolest places in the garden.

Our plumeria grove is just gorgeous, a must see!

Take a stroll up to Tallac Knoll and wander among our plumeria plants as they near full bloom. The flowers are beautiful and their scents intoxicating. You’ll love the tropical setting, which was the scene for a recent KTLA report about our Plumeria Day.

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.

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.

The Queen Anne Cottage: Planning its Future

A recent comprehensive assessment of the landmark Cottage was completed by Peyton Hall and his team at Historic Resources Group in Pasadena. Formally known as a Historic Structure Report, the assessment followed national preservation guidelines and developed a plan to care for the Cottage. We thank the Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation for its generous support […]

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.

SOLD OUT – A Faery Hunt: A Mermaid’s Tail Saturday, August 19

Children, ages 2-10, will follow Auntie Angelica on a musical quest through the gardens to help Mermaid LiBan get back to the ocean to find her tail! 10:30am-11:30pm. $10 per child and per adult for Arboretum members; $15 per child and per adult for non-members.

Learn about the New California Landscape Aug. 19

Join Jill Morganelli, the Arboretum’s Horticultural Supervisor, on tours through gardens that demonstrate responsible stewardship for our Southern California landscapes while providing beauty and seasonal interest. 10am-12:30pm $25 members; $35 nonmembers

They enjoy tending the garden. Meet our summer interns.

Our interns learn about water conservation and sustainability at Crescent Farm from interpretive horticulturist John Latsko. He gives a lift to seat mate Nykael Williams, an intern from Cal Poly Pomona, and Tyler Drown, left, and Edwin Estrada, both Crescent Farm interns.

Streetlight Cadence live performance August 25!

Our Arboretum Summer Night Concert features Streetlight Cadence, a four-person alternative folk pop band that started in the streets of historic Waikiki. Doors open at 5pm; concert 6pm. Members free; $7 general public; $4 children 5-12. Food trucks: La Panini Grill and Recess Truck.

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.

Santa Anita Depot Tours

Tour the inside of this historical treasure with a docent and learn about what the depot was like when it was operational. Guided tours offered Sunday, 1-4pm; free with regular admission; members free.

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.

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