Our Fall Plant Pick

Pearl bluebush featured at our Plant Sale October 27 & 28

Spooky Creatures in the Garden

Saturday, October 28, 9am-12pm; members-only early entry 8-9am

Fall Plant Sale

You’ll find succulents and more Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28


Yellow-fronted Canary


Don’t miss our Fall Plant Sale October 27 & 28

Join us Friday and Saturday, October 27 & 28 for our Fall Plant Sale.  Our fall plant pick is the Pearl bluebush. Learn about the Australian plant and shop for succulents, herbs, and other plants. If you’re an armchair gardener, be sure to stop by the Arboretum Library’s used book sale. 9am-4pm both days

Historic Tree Walk Sunday, October 15

Enjoy a Sunday morning walk learning about the precious trees planted more than a 100 years ago during the Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin era. Your guide Mitchell Hearns Bishop, curator of historical collections. Wear your walking shoes. 11am, included with admission; members free

Plant Systems art exhibit is now open in the Library

Mixed-media artist Richelle Gribble’s Plant Systems exhibit includes drawings, hand-made puzzles and mixed-media paintings. Her work is derived from observations of living systems and their environment and inspired by ecosystems throughout the Arboretum. Opening daily; included with admission; members free

KTLA gives a peek at the Arcadia Moon Festival

Reporter Christina Pascucci highlights the upcoming Arcadia Moon Festival, an autumn Chinese celebration. See moon cakes, the lion dance, festive dances and wonderful traditional Chinese music. Join us Saturday September 30, 6-9pm at the Arboretum.

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, […]

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.

Crescent Farm Workshop: Native Plant Selection Oct. 21

Have you admired the native plants in Crescent Farm? Learn about our native plant selections and the numerous ecosystems and communities that support native plants at this workshop Saturday, October, 21, 10 am, included in admission; members free

Garden Night Photography class Saturday, Oct 21

Capture unique photographic opportunities in the garden at night with instructor Frank McDonough whose photos you see on our website and Facebook. Space limited, registration required; headlamp mandatory; Saturday, October 21, 7:30-10pm $30 members; $40 non-members.

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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