Hollywood at the Arboretum June 30

Summer Concerts

That’s Entertainment: Gershwin to Sondheim, June 23

What’s blooming

Visit our beautiful Rose Garden

Ignite your child’s curiosity! Camp is now available for June-August.

NEA awards art grant to the Arboretum!


We are closing at 3:30pm Saturday to prepare for Trace Adkins concert

The grounds and parking lot will be cleared at 3:30pm Saturday, June 16, to prepare for the Trace Adkins Live at the Arboretum concert presented by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. Gates open at 5:30pm for picnicking; the concert begins at 7pm.  Tickets available at Pasadena POPS

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 […]

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.

Art exhibit in the Arboretum Library extended

Artist Pamela Burgess’s  the naturalist’s desk: language+landscape exhibit has been extended until June 28, 2018. 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.

Crescent Farm: Preparing for a hot summer Saturday, June 16

Learn to prepare your landscape for the heat and drought of summer and fall. Crescent Farm has used techniques that you can apply in your landscape.  Saturday, June 16, 10am; included in admission; members free.

Summer Succulent Wreath Workshop June 23

Select from a slew of supple succulent varieties, designing and arranging a dynamic photosynthesizing work of art!

1-3pm; $45 members; $55 non-members;

Bookworms storytime for children Saturday, June 16

Come and explore the Arboretum Library and our great story trees. Enjoy plant and nature stories and a take-home craft. Recommended for children ages 3-6. Saturday, June 16, 10:30am; included in admission; members free

Summer Nature Camp is now in session. Sign up now!

At our popular summer camp program, children will explore nature and learn all about plants, trees, wildlife. They can be creative as we paint, draw, and sculpt crafts of our environment. Weekly, half-day and daily session began June 4.

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 Tuesday-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.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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