The Pacific Rose Society hosts its annual auction of hard-to-find, unusual, new and direct-from-the-growers rose plants. More than a 100 unique and beautiful roses will be available to the highest bidders. Included in admission; members free
Los Angeles Mycological Society (LAMS) holds its annual Wild Mushroom Fair that will include demonstrations on growing, cooking, and identifying mushrooms. Professional mycologist(s) will be on site for consultation. The public is invited to bring their found mushrooms for identification. Free with regular admission; members free
Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, Forest Bathing, a nature walk, has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. But beyond these physiological changes, the guided also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. $25 members; $35 non-members.
Many of the colorful trees in Southern California are the result of efforts by a Los Angeles dermatologist whose frequent trips to Hawaii left him longing for color back home. A walking tour with Frank McDonough, Botanical Information Consultant. Included in admission; members free
Suzanne Lummis, poet and editor of the anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, will lead a discussion and poetry reading with four of L.A.’s most distinctive and popular writers and performers. Brendan Constantine, Mary-Alice Daniel, Nicelle Davis and Olga Garcia Echeverria will compose poems inspired by visits to the Arboretum and in exploration of the themes of natural, urban and imagined landscapes. Included in admission; members free