To learn about activities, events or plants in bloom during your visit, please check out:
Come see our spectacular Wildflowering L.A. and enjoy our other spring festivities.
A month-to-month listing of events, activities and classes.
What’s blooming while you’re visiting.
The Arboretum is an official animal sanctuary. In addition to the Arboretum’s famous peafowl, visitors will see species of resident and migratory birds, aquatic creatures, as well as numerous species of small reptiles and mammals.
Peafowl, Pavo cristatus, were introduced here by Lucky Baldwin in the late 1800′s. Since then they have thrived, becoming, like sparrows and pigeons, a naturalized species. Only the colorful males of this pheasant related bird species are called peacocks: females are called peahens and the birds as a whole are referred to as peafowl. Not only are they colorful but peafowl keep the Arboretum’s snail population to a minimum
There have been 232 different bird species sighted at the Arboretum.