Plan to visit areas that are shady and cool! We have compiled a list of the seven coolest places in the Arboretum so that you don’t have to wait for cooler weather to visit. Check out our list of the seven coolest places in the garden.
Posted on July 15, 2018
Artist Rebecca Chamlee with present a talk about her work, The Casual Naturalist, the new exhibit in the Library. She is motivated to record, interpret and celebrate nature. Join us for the talk and opening reception Saturday, July 14, 2-4:30pm. Included in admission; members free
Posted on July 9, 2018
Mark you calendar to enjoy the folk band Mayde in Ireland which will be performing at the Arboretum Summer Night concert July 27. Door open at 5pm for picnicking; concert begins at 5pm. $7 general admission; $4 for children 5-12; free for Arboretum members and children under 4.
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 […]
Posted on June 25, 2018
Spring is mating season for peacocks as you’ll see in this courtship video. The peacocks are in their full spring plumage yet despite their efforts some peacock may never attract a mate during his lifetime. See our signature birds in person at the garden.
Posted on April 13, 2018
Our new wellness program: A special guided walk to experience the essence of nature based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku. Research has shown that Forest Bathing reduces stress and blood pressure, and bolsters the immune system. Something new to try in 2018! Fee class.
Posted on February 10, 2018
The Casual Naturalist: the artist’s books of Rebecca Chamlee is on view in the Arboretum Library through September 28, 2018. Chamlee’s work examines the intersection of her artistic and scientific interests by collecting and cataloging the natural world around her. Artist talk: September 8, 2018 2pm-4pm. Included with admission; members free.
Posted on January 26, 2018
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 […]
Posted on December 18, 2017
Birdwatcher and photographer Lou Orr shared what he discovered in the garden on Sunday. “Today I took these photos in the cactus garden. This bird is a Yellow-fronted Canary, from Africa. This is the first time I’ve seen this bird at the L.A. County Arboretum! These birds were cage escapees a couple of decades ago, […]
Posted on September 18, 2017
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.
Posted on August 8, 2017