Lucky Baldwin Poker Tournament & Dinner June 10
POKER, DINNER and a NIGHT to REMEMBER!
Join us for our LUCKY BALDWIN POKER TOURNAMENT & DINNER, Saturday, June 10, 2017 5-10pm. We’ll revel across the expansive lawns of the historic Queen Anne Cottage, engage in clever conversations over a fabulous dinner, and play daring games of chance, all in celebration of the heady days of the 1890s when Baldwin Ranch was a must stop on the travel circuit of the rich and famous.
The event, hosted by the Arboretum Foundation, will raise funds to help preserve the magnificent landmark buildings of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Become a sponsor of this event which will be a night to remember! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!
ARBORETUM LANDMARK BUILDINGS
Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin (1828-1909) commissioned outstanding examples of late 19th century architecture for his home and ranch of some 50,000 acres, established in 1875. Baldwin Ranch was among the great agricultural enterprises of the period, and reflects his important role in the development of Southern California. The heart of the Baldwin Ranch is today part of the Arboretum.
Baldwin’s great legacy consist of four landmark buildings: The Queen Anne Cottage (1885), a magnificent Victorian-style structure well-known as a location for movies and television; Coach Barn (1879), a finely crafted show barn that likely displayed Baldwin’s finest racehorses; Reid-Baldwin Adobe (ca. mid-1800s) originally a structure built by noted pioneer Hugo Reid, and later Baldwin’s home; Train Depot (1890) constructed for Baldwin by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Transcontinental Railroad. The Poker Tournament will fund preservation measures developed by skilled architects specializing in historic preservation.
THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARBORETUM AND BOTANIC GARDEN
The 127-acre Arboretum, founded in 1948, serves over 380,000 annual visitors from Southern California and around the world. Visitors explore spectacular period architecture, as well as Victorian rose and herb gardens, and biogeographic displays representing the floras of Africa, Australia, South America and the Mediterranean Basin. Extensive tours and education programs serve over 20,000 students a year.
THE LOS ANGELES ARBORETUM FOUNDATION
The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation co-manages and operates the Arboretum in partnership with L.A. County. The Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, provides gardens and programs serving Southern California, and leads the community in enhancing the Arboretum as a premier public resource.