Queen Anne Cottage Tours

A rare tour inside Sunday, May 20

Crescent Mosaic Workshops

Stepping stone project begins May 20.

NEA awards art grant to the Arboretum!

Tarzan Returns June 30

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Camp is now available for June-August.


Visit our beautiful blooming Rose Garden


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 […]

Crescent Farm Community Mosaic Workshop May 20

The first of three workshops for Crescent Farm’s community stepping stone mosaic project begins this Sunday, May 20.! The stepping stones serve as a gateway to the garden, drawing eyes and visually reinforcing the ecological concepts at the heart of the Crescent’s mission. 9:30am-1pm, included in admission; members free.

It’s peacock courtship time! Take a peek.

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.

What is Forest Bathing?

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.

Enjoy the new art exhibit in the Arboretum Library

Artist Pamela Burgess’s  the naturalist’s desk: language+landscape exhibit opened January 27 and continues until June 23. The exhibit features a range of work in various media including drawings and poetry, sculpture and photography.  Included with admission; members free.

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 […]

Yellow-fronted Canary spotted at the Arboretum

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, […]

The seven coolest places to see at the Arboretum

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.

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.

Growing the Arboretum as an Extraordinary Place of Learning & Enjoyment

We are excited to share our new five-year vision to ensure a dynamic and flourishing future for our beloved garden. We will work to enhance services for our community, restore Baldwin Lake and create rich, new garden experiences and educational opportunities, guided by the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.  See plan details.

Meadow Planning & Care Saturday, May 19

Have you enjoyed Crescent Farm’s continuously flowering meadow! Learn how easy it is to make such magic in your garden using native and compatible flowers from seed.  Saturday, May 19, 10am-12pm. Included in admission; members free!


Step inside the Queen Anne Cottage Sunday, May 20

Our historic cottage is open only twice a year for public tours.  Don’t miss this opportunity to view the interior on May 20, 10am-3pm; regular admission applies.  Tour fee: $5 general public; $3 Arboretum members and children 12 and older.

Epiphyllum Show & Sale Sunday, May 20

Learn about these unusual and gorgeous flowers from members of the Epiphyllum Society of America. Enjoy the show and sale on Sunday, May 20, 9am-4pm.  Regular admission applies; members free.

Descanso Chrysanthemum Spring Plant Sale May 19-20

More than 50 different rooted mum cuttings, which can be grown as disbuds, sprays, fukusuke; cascades, bonsai, trees, and bushes will be available for purchase Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20; 9am to 4pm; included in admission; members free.

Docent-led Walking Tours

Enjoy the quiet of the morning and the wonders of the garden with a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Tours are offered at 10am Wednesday-Friday and at 10:30am on Saturday; 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.

© 2015 Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden • 626.821.3222 • 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007 • Website Design by Kirk Projects.

© 2015 Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

Site Design by Kirk Projects