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.
Posted on March 11, 2019
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.
Posted on March 4, 2019
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
Posted on March 3, 2019
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! […]
Posted on February 20, 2019
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.
Posted on February 16, 2019
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 […]
Posted on January 26, 2011
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 […]
Posted on January 19, 2011
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 […]
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 […]
Posted on January 12, 2011
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 […]