Young English gentleman J. Chauncey Prym as performed by Judy Polinsky will enlighten you about the political and social meaning of these beverages during colonial times. Afterwards, get a taste of chocolate as it was enjoyed in the 18th century! Saturday, January 26, 10am-12pm $25 members; $35 non-members. Please register.
Posted on January 22, 2019
During the month-long thank you to our members, we are offering complimentary tram tours to Arboretum members on January 26, at 10 & 11am. In addition we’re having a Members’ Celebration in the Library on January 26 from 9am to 12pm. For members who give a gift membership or renew early, you will be automatically […]
Posted on January 16, 2019
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. Please join us in the Library on Tuesday, November 20, 7-9pm for a screening and panel discussion of Tending The Wild. 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
The Arboretum is closing early Saturday, January 5, at 3:30pm to prepare for Moonlight Forest. The grounds and parking lots will be cleared by 4pm. Thank you.
Posted on January 5, 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
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