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White pelicans at Baldwin Lake

What’s blooming?

Aloes! Bright, beautiful, exotic

Engelmann oaks

Visit our grove of native Southern California oaks on Tallac Knoll.

Baldwin Lake

Restoring a magnificent gem


What did coffee, tea & chocolate mean beyond food in the 18th century?

Young English gentleman J. Chauncey Prym as performed by Judy Polinsky will enlighten you about the political and social meaning of these beverages during colonial times. Afterwards, get a taste of chocolate as it was enjoyed in the 18th century! Saturday, January 26, 10am-12pm $25 members; $35 non-members. Please register.

January is member appreciation month!

During the month-long thank you to our members, we are offering complimentary tram tours to Arboretum members on January 26, at 10 & 11am. In addition we’re having a Members’ Celebration in the Library on January 26 from 9am to 12pm. For members who give a gift membership or renew early, you will be automatically […]

We received a grant from California Humanities!

California Humanities has funded a series of programs related to the our Library’s new exhibit: The Sweet Breathing of Plants, Indigenous Works of Neshkinukat Artists. Please join us in the Library on Tuesday, November 20, 7-9pm for a screening and panel discussion of Tending The Wild. Please register, limited space.        

Curious about our Forest Bathing program?

Sara Cagle, a reporter with The Los Angeles Times, captures the experience of Forest Bathing. She writes of entering “the prehistoric forest: a shaded environment of towering redwoods and palm trees, bright orange birds of paradise and very curious ducks. One person noticed the chirping of songbirds…One woman said she became so relaxed, she…”  

The NEA awards a grant to the Arboretum

The National Endowment for the Arts award to the Arboretum enable us to continue our groundbreaking 2016 exhibit of techno-botanical art in the garden. The newly-funded art exhibit, developed by curator Shirley Watts, will feature video and interactive digital installations within the Arboretum’s diverse botanical landscape. The aim is to move art out of a traditional museum setting and […]

We will close Saturday, January 5, at 3:30 pm.

The Arboretum is closing early Saturday, January 5, at 3:30pm to prepare for Moonlight Forest. The grounds and parking lots will be cleared by 4pm. Thank you.

A record 435,000 visitors at the garden in 2017!

Our deep appreciation to all our members, supporters and volunteers for making 2017 another record year.  Thanks to you, our youth programs served 16,000 +students, construction on the new Children’s Learning Patio will begin soon and the Forces of Nature II art show was a very successful fundraiser. Year-end contributions are gratefully accepted and can […]

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.

Celebrating an iconic tree: Art to be created from Baldwin eucalyptus

  A stately Tasmanian blue gum, planted some time in the late 19th century, is among the most magnificent trees at the Arboretum. Sadly, the tree must is being removed this month due to age and disease. To celebrate its long life, art will be created from the historic tree. Reprising the Arboretum’s Forces of […]

Seed catalogs so dear to our gardening hearts

The joys of thumbing through seed catalogs are nicely captured by Willy Blackmore in his “Letter of Recommendation: Seed Catalogs” in The New York Times.  Have a read, it’ll bring a smile whether you’re a gardener or not.

Who is J. Chauncey Prym? Find out this Saturday!

This young English gentleman as portrayed by Judy Polinsky will discuss the political and social meaning of coffee, tea and chocolate in colonial times. Enjoy a taste of chocolate as it was served in the 18th century. Saturday, January 26, 10am-12pm. $25 members; $35 non-members.

Southern California Camellia Society Show, January 26 & 27

This two-day show featuring beautiful camellias is sponsored by the Southern California Camellia Society. Enjoy. Saturday, January 26, 1-4:30pm; Sunday, January 27, 9am-4:30pm; included in admission; members free.

Family Night Hike this Saturday, January 26

When the sun goes down, we find out which nocturnal creatures come out in the garden. The night hike is for children ages 6 and under; 5-6:30pm, $12 per child members; $15 per child non-members; $5 per adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

Site Design by Kirk Projects