Spring Blooms!

Flowering trees at Meyberg Waterfall

Peacock Day!

Saturday, March 23, 10am-2pm

Incredible Edibles Plant Sale

March 22 & 23

Baldwin Lake

Restoring a magnificent gem


Peacock Day 2019 Saturday, March 23!

Join us for an essential part of the Arboretum experience: Peacocks. We have a special day of activities to explore their amazing beauty, habits and natural attributes. We’ll have a costume contest for kids and adults.  At 2pm Christina Johnson, associate curator at FIDM Museum, will present a special talk, Peacock Plumage in Fashion.

Register now for Spring Nature Camp March 18!

Children ages 5-11 will enjoy their spring break exploring and learning about nature.  We get children outside and away from screens to observe and explore wildlife in a natural setting. The first Spring Nature Camp runs from March 18-22; the second April 1-5.  Full session, daily and extended care available.

Celebrating 40 years of Environmental Education Saturday, March 30

Mark your calendar for the Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair on Saturday, March 30. Visitors will learn about lifestyle changes that will help our planet and enjoy activities that will cindlue  workshops, sustainable food sampling, science scavenger hunts, art activities and eco-friendly demonstrations. 9am-3pm. Regular admission applies, members free

Library Spotlight – Vintage Nursery Catalogs

Looking for early nursery catalogs for the region of Southern California? The Arboretum Library has catalogs going as far back as the late 1800s that are still applicable for today’s horticulturalists. During your visit to the Arboretum, members and non-members of the garden are always welcome to browse our nursery catalogs in our library’s collection! […]

Library Spotlight – Catalog Updates

Hello, folks!  The Arboretum Library’s catalog now has social networking features, including Facebook and Twitter, so that you may share any library material(s) you have found in the catalog, with your friends.  Also be sure to check out and “like” the Arboretum’s Facebook page.

Library Spotlight - “Açaí”

The Arboretum Library has many journals and periodicals that cover a range of horticultural topics. These journals include articles about individual types of plants, including one that's been seen around a lot more recently – the açaí.  You've probably seen this ingredient in all sorts of products at the grocery store, but I didn't know much […]

Library Spotlight - “Lessons Learned: Managing Biological Invasion on Hemlock Hill”

The Arboretum Library has many journals and periodicals that cover a range of horticultural topics. These journals include articles by members of the Arboretum staff. The article “Lessons Learned: Managing Biological Invasion on Hemlock Hill (Massachusetts)” by Richard Schulhof (CEO of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden) in the journal Ecological Restoration details […]

Raking Hay at Rancho Santa Anita

This image presents is a lovely pastoral scene at Rancho Santa Anita probably in the late 1880s or early 1890s. A man on a hay rake is gathering freshly cut hay, probably mown a day or two earlier and allowed to dry to feed the Ranch's animals.     Closer examination reveals a number of […]

Library Spotlight - Plant Related Fiction

Now is a great time to just snuggle up with a good novel.  And the perfect place to find find modern and classic plant-related fiction is at the Arboretum Library. So come and explore the Arboretum Library and don't forget that members of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden can borrow books for […]

Library Spotlight - Houseplants

If the weather makes it hard to work on your outside garden, it's the perfect chance to focus on the plants you have indoors.  So come and check out the Arboretum Library's collection of books on indoor gardening where you can find guides on how to help your houseplants thrive and be a beautiful and […]

Botany of Booze garden walking tour March 16

Frank McDonough will explain it’s not just grapes and grain that grace libations, many other plants are tossed into the brew. Learn how horticulture and hooch have heightened and enhanced the drinking experience. Saturday, March 16, 11am; included in admission; members free.

Ikebana International
Show & Sale, March 16-17

Different schools of Japanese flower arrangement will present their work at this popular event. The two-day show runs from Saturday, March 16, 11am-4:30pm through Sunday, March 17, 9;30am-4pm. Regular admission applies; members free

Spring Nature Camp begins Monday, March 18

The first session of spring camp runs from March 18-22. Nature, exploration, imagination, and fun are just a few things children enjoy at the camp for children ages 5 to 11. Weekly and daily sessions as well as extended care are available.  The second session is April 1-5.

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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