Nature Camp

Nature, exploration, and fun at our Summer Nature Camp now to August 10

Summer Concerts

Summer of Love: Hits of the ’60s July 21

Arboretum Summer Nights

Next concert July 27 presented by MonteCedro

Plumeria Day!

Join us Saturday, July 28. for tours. a plant sale and more

NEA awards art grant to the Arboretum!


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.

New art exhibit opening reception July 14

Artist Rebecca Chamlee with present a talk about her work, The Casual Naturalist, the new exhibit in the Library. She is motivated to record, interpret and celebrate nature. Join us for the talk and opening reception Saturday, July 14, 2-4:30pm. Included in admission; members free

Mayde in Ireland performs July 27 at the Arboretum night concert

Mark you calendar to enjoy the folk band Mayde in Ireland which will be performing at the Arboretum Summer Night concert July 27. Door open at 5pm for picnicking; concert begins at 5pm. $7 general admission; $4 for children 5-12; free for Arboretum members and children under 4.

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.

New Art Exhibit in the Arboretum Library

The Casual Naturalist: the artist’s books of Rebecca Chamlee is on view in the Arboretum Library through September 28, 2018. Chamlee’s work examines the intersection of her artistic and scientific interests by collecting and cataloging the natural world around her. Artist talk: September 8, 2018 2pm-4pm. 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, […]

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.

Crescent Farm: A workshop for beginners, July 21

Participants will learn the basics about the Crescent Farm: How its topography captures water; how wise plant choices can save water and provide habitat and delight all year. 10am; included in regular admission applies; members free.

From Land to Sea: Summer Nature Camp July 16

At next week’s From land to Sea, It’s All Connected themed camp, children will discover ways in which water cycles, geology and biology create earth systems that allow human life to flourish. Summer Nature Camp offers weekly, half-day and daily sessions. Join us July 16.

Arboretum Summer Night Concert Friday, July 27

Mayde in Ireland is an Irish folk band that performs traditional, beloved Irish tunes as well as a few current ones too.  Friday, July 27, at 6pm. Gates open at  5. The concert series is presented by MonteCedro. Members free; general public $7

Save the Date July 28 for Plumeria Day

Mark your calendar for the day we celebrate all things plumeria with guided tours of our plant collection on Tallac Knoll, a big plant sale and a lineup of workshops. Saturday, July 28, 9am-2pm; 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 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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301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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