Community Read

The Sweet Breathing of Plants this Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm

Spooky Creatures in the Garden

Saturday, October 27, 9am-12pm; members-only early entry 8-9am

Success with Succulents

Workshop Saturday, October 27, 10am


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. Join fellow language and plant lovers on October 23, 7-9pm to discuss and read passages from the Sweet Breathing of Plants. Free & Open to the Public. 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 […]

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 […]

Rain is coming! Catch it for your garden with water harvesting.

With another storm or two approaching this weekend, you’ll likely be taking cover inside. Why not learn about harvesting rain water for your garden?  Crescent Farm uses a variety of water harvesting techniques for its sustainable gardens.  A quick primer about the techniques used at Crescent Farm is a click away.

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.

What is Kinetic Tai Chi? Check it out Thursday.

Kinetic Tai Chi, created by Master Arnold Chien, is version of the martial art based on the theory of an ancient classic called I Ching coupled with contemporary physics of potential and kinetic energy. Join us Thursday, February 2, 9-10:30am. $35 members; $45 nonmembers.

The drought is not over for Southern California.

The U.S. Drought Monitor is reporting that more than 40% of California is out of the drought in the northern part of the state. It’s a different story for Southern California. USA Today reports the area that stretches from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara continues in “exceptional” drought because reservoirs and underground water supplies remain below normal, […]

Sweet Breathing of Plants community read October 23

Join fellow language and plant lovers to discuss and read passages from the Sweet Breathing of Plants.  The community read will include a  discussion and an open mic session.  Tuesday, October 23, 7-9pm. Space limited please RSVP  This event is made possible with the support of the California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Spooky Creatures in the Garden, October 27

Children ages 10 and under will love our Halloween activities: Creepy science projects, autumn book readings and crafts, amazing photo opportunities and more. Early member entry 8-9am; general public 9am-12pm. Regular admission applies plus Halloween activities fee of $3 per child members; $5 per child general public.

Success with Succulents Saturday, October 27

Bold shapes and leaf colors make succulents the jewels of the garden. This workshop with garden designer Laramee Haynes will cover placing, combining, arranging, maintaining, and propagating succulents. Bring a pot to make an arrangement. Saturday October 27, 10am-12pm; $25 members; $35 non-members.

History Talk: Sandalwood, Sealers and more October 28

The unique properties of sandalwood as well as the sandalwood trade historically are both interesting and tragic. Mitchell Hearns Bishops will discuss sandalwood’s use, cultivation, and the unique features of the molecule that gives its scent. Sunday, October 28, 1pm; included in admission; members free.

Santa Anita Depot Tours

Tour the inside of this historical treasure with a docent and learn about what the depot was like when it was operational. Guided tours offered Sunday, 1-4pm; free with regular 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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