Members Family Bike Night

Friday, September 28, 4:30-7pm

Faery Hunt Musical

Faery Fun, Saturday, October 13

What’s Blooming

Crape myrtles

NEA awards art grant to the Arboretum!


Join us in honoring Ken & Freddi Hill October 7

On Sunday, October 7, we salute Ken and Freddi Hill for their dedicated leadership, inspired support, committed service, and boundless enthusiasm for the Arboretum. Together they have helped the Arboretum forge an expanded partnership with Los Angeles County and invigorated our summer concert series with the addition of the Pasadena POPS. Join us for a […]

Next session of What’s Happening in Gardening is September 20

Connect with a diverse network of local experts from nearly every gardening realm under the sun. Emboldening new gardeners and inspiring seasoned horticulturalists, these classes can help anyone deepen their knowledge of the plant kingdom and revitalize their home landscapes. Christopher Nyerges on Foraging California, September 20, 9:30am-12pm, $25.

Curious about our Forest Bathing program?

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…”  

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Celebrating an iconic tree: Art to be created from Baldwin eucalyptus

  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 […]

Rain is coming! Catch it for your garden with water harvesting.

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.

Seed catalogs so dear to our gardening hearts

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.

What is Kinetic Tai Chi? Check it out Thursday.

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.

Crescent Farm: Amaranth Harvest Friday, September 21

Visiting the Crescent Farm will be members of Qachuu Aloom farmers’ association from Rabinal, Guatemala and The Garden’s Edge from New Mexico. Learn about the history of this ancient seed at this hands-on workshop which will include the winnowing and popping of the seeds. 10am, included in admission; members free.

Root Beer Making: Family Adventures September 22

In this Oktoberfest celebration for kids, join us in a fun time for children to learn the science of making root beer and make a batch to take home! Saturday, September 22, 10am-12pm; $10 per child members; $12 per child non-members, includes admission.

Family Night Hikes are back! September 22 & 29

Explore the Arboretum at night and learn about nocturnal animals and our night sky. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 5:30=7:30 pm September 22 for children ages 6 and under September 29 for children ages 7-11, $12 per child for members; $15 per child non-members

Members Family Bike Night Friday, September 28

Members can enjoy the Arboretum at a different pace during our first Family Bike Night on Friday, September 28, 4:30-7pm. Bring your bikes and helmets to enjoy this family friendly event.  You must be an Arboretum member. Free; membership cards will be checked at the door.  Please RSVP here by September 26.

Author Talk: Gardening with Natives Saturday, Sept. 22

Barbara Eisenstein, author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, will discuss transforming a traditional, high-water-use yard into a habitat garden abounding with biodiversity. 2pm; $15 members; $20 non-members.


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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