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.
Posted on October 2, 2018
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…”
Posted on September 29, 2018
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
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
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
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 […]
Posted on February 14, 2017
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.
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.
Posted on February 6, 2017
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.
Posted on January 30, 2017
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, […]
Posted on January 13, 2017