Hot October

Bluegrass live Friday, August 16, 5-8pm

What’s Blooming

Plumeria! Visit our grove on Tallac Knoll

Elton John music starring Michael Cavanaugh

Saturday, August 24, 7:30pm concert

Treasures of the Gardens

Sunday, September 8,  6pm


Four vendors selling fruit trees Saturday, August 17

The vendors from the California Rare Fruit Growers will be selling fruit trees and fruit outside Ayres Hall Saturday, August 17. 9am-4:30pm.  Look for Murray Family Farms, Fancy Plants, Dennis Sharmahd, and Jays Pelargoniums.  Included in admission; members free.    

Hot October performs live this Friday, August 16!

Join us for an Arboretum Summer Night concert featuring the bluegrass music of Hot October. Bring family and friends for picnicking, children’s crafts, and food trucks (Canvas Food and Kona Ice). Doors open at 5, concert at 6pm. $8 general public; $4 children 5-12; members free. Presented by MonteCedro.

After the Fire photo exhibit in the Library

After the Fires, the Forest Recovery Project is a visual documentary of the devastating Station Fire of 2009, which destroyed a quarter of the mature trees in the Angeles National Forest and homes along the lower flanks. The 10-year project by Corina Roberts records the loss and comeback of the forest.  The exhibit is on […]

Summer Nature Camp continues. Kids love it!

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.

Reading tree rings: New labs sprout to do the job.

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.  

Library Spotlight – Vintage Nursery Catalogs

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! […]

Library Spotlight – Catalog Updates

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.

What’s blooming? Trumpet trees

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 […]

Library Spotlight - “Açaí”

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 […]

Library Spotlight - “Lessons Learned: Managing Biological Invasion on Hemlock Hill”

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 […]

Pretty in Pink outdoor movie Saturday, August 17

Street Food Cinema presents Pretty in Pink starring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, and Harry Dean Stanton. A poor girl must choose between the affection of a dating her childhood sweethear or a rich but sensitive playboy. Live music and food trucks. 5:30-10pm; tickets at Street Food Cinema.

Cooling Gardens, a walking tour Saturday, August 17

Frank McDonough, the Arboretum’s botanical information consultant, will discuss how to create an oasis of cool in your landscape. He will point out some of our best shade trees and shrubs and talk about mist systems and water features. 10am, included in admission; members free.

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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