The Grammy award winning guitarist, formerly of the Beatle Paul McCartney’s Wings, is featured at our celebration of a dawn redwood reborn as a beautiful guitar. Peter Del Tredici, senior scientist at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard, will discuss dawn redwoods. Meet Dennis Hays who created the guitar from wood salvaged from the dawn redwood. […]
Posted on June 17, 2019
Art Among Us displays the work of active Arboretum members, volunteers, and staff. Their art focuses on the exhibit theme of what the Arboretum means to community members. The show continues in the Arboretum Library until June 27. Included in admission; members free.
Posted on June 3, 2019
Children ages 5-11 will enjoy their summer exploring and learning about nature. We get children outside and away from screens to observe and explore wildlife in a natural setting. The Nature Camp runs from June 3 through August 5. Full session, daily and extended care available.
Posted on May 27, 2019
The New York Times provides a wonderful read about tree as “giant organic recording devices. The oldest can tell ancient stories about our world — and even galactic events.” Labs around the world are involved in the data gathering. Read all about it.
Posted on April 30, 2019
Looking for early nursery catalogs for the region of Southern California? The Arboretum Library has catalogs going as far back as the late 1800s that are still applicable for today’s horticulturalists. During your visit to the Arboretum, members and non-members of the garden are always welcome to browse our nursery catalogs in our library’s collection! […]
Posted on February 20, 2019
Hello, folks! The Arboretum Library’s catalog now has social networking features, including Facebook and Twitter, so that you may share any library material(s) you have found in the catalog, with your friends. Also be sure to check out and “like” the Arboretum’s Facebook page.
Posted on February 16, 2019
A delayed start to this year’s blooms because of the much-need, extended rains is worth the wait! The pink trumpet trees are arguably the most spectacular blooming trees in the Arboretum’s collection. They punctuate the landscape here with their solid canopies of vibrant, almost hot-pink blooms. The tree, Tabebuia impetiginosa, is a South American native […]
Posted on February 24, 2012
The Arboretum Library has many journals and periodicals that cover a range of horticultural topics. These journals include articles about individual types of plants, including one that's been seen around a lot more recently – the açaí. You've probably seen this ingredient in all sorts of products at the grocery store, but I didn't know much […]
Posted on January 26, 2011
The Arboretum Library has many journals and periodicals that cover a range of horticultural topics. These journals include articles by members of the Arboretum staff. The article “Lessons Learned: Managing Biological Invasion on Hemlock Hill (Massachusetts)” by Richard Schulhof (CEO of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden) in the journal Ecological Restoration details […]
Posted on January 19, 2011
This image presents is a lovely pastoral scene at Rancho Santa Anita probably in the late 1880s or early 1890s. A man on a hay rake is gathering freshly cut hay, probably mown a day or two earlier and allowed to dry to feed the Ranch's animals. Closer examination reveals a number of […]