Gems, minerals, fossils, geodes, and jewelry will be displayed at this annual gem and mineral show. Door prizes and a grand prize drawing are scheduled for Sunday at 4pm.
Mitchell Hearns Bishop, the Arboretum’s Curator of Historical Collections, will lead this walking tour to visit trees planted more than a 100 years ago during the Baldwin era. You’ll learn all about the history, land and life on the Baldwin Ranch.
The Fresh: Celebrating the Table series features Haley Nguyen who was one of the first chefs to introduce Vietnames cuisine to Southern California.
Join us as several thousand families, educators, scouting groups, and students from all over the Los Angeles area come to network with local environmental community resources. You will learn about lifestyle solutions that impact the health of our planet through hands-on workshops and in-booth presentations. Other event activities include sustainable food sampling, tours, multicultural music, drum circles, science scavenger hunts, art activities, eco-friendly demonstrations, and nature games for all ages.
Reimagine your lawn with interesting, vibrant alternatives! Explore cool and warm season grasses. Create a colorful four-season meadow with California native seeds. Consider evergreen options that are highlighted through low growing ground covers and a variety of subshrubs. For those who are not interested in turning your yard into a “drive by Arizona liquor store” gravel pit experience, this workshop is a must.
Soil, it’s alive is the theme of this walk for children ages 5-12 through Crescent Farm at the Arboretum. Children will learn about water conservation and a healthy backyard ecosystem.
Nature, exploration, imagination, and fun are just a few things children will discover at our Spring Nature Camp. Pack their bag for a week of exploring plants and history throughout the Arboretum.
The Arboretum welcomes back botany Professor Matt Ritter of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, to discuss and celebrate Australian trees for Southern California gardens. El Niño or not, it’s dry in California and likely to get drier. More trees from Australia will be part of the solution toward creating beautiful, diverse, and resilient urban forests with less and less water. We’ll explore future drought tolerant, appropriate Australian species. This event will be partial classroom lecture and discussion and part tree walk in the Arboretum’s world class collection of Australian trees.
Different schools of Japanese flower arrangement will be represented from classical to naturalistic to avant-garde at the two-day show.
Enjoy this three part series led by our monarch butterfly professional! You can come to one, two, or all three of these classes. We recommend attending all three to become an expert on monarchs and learn how to attract them to your garden at home!
Join us for an EGG-ceptional Celebration! For kids of all ages. Egg hunts will take place continuously and Easter baskets will be provided. Event reservations not required. Cost: $3 per child members; $5 per child non-members (plus admission)
Each class begins with an open discussion which may or may not include: show & tell, current events, culture tips, pest problems, and introductions of new plants. The class will also include lectures or hands-on workshops from the following speakers.
Every Saturday the 10:30am docent-led walking tour will provide visitors with an excellent introduction to the Arboretum. Wear your walking shoes. Free with admission; members free
This exclusive tour explores the fascinating history of the Arboretum, the legacy of Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin, and how Hollywood has used the gardens to transport viewers around the world. Tours run Friday & Saturday at 10am & 1pm; Sunday at 1pm. Reservations required, click here or call 855.781.7750. $25 general public; $20 Arboretum members
Tour the inside of this historical treasure with a knowledgeable docent and learn about what the depot was like when it was operational. Tours are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am-4pm, and Sundays 1-4pm.