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Santa Anita Bonsai Show Memorial Day weekend

Don’t miss this exhibit of trees trained to look like miniature forest giants. Trees up to four feet tall such as maples, junipers and pines will be on  display from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 in Ayres Hall from 9am to 5pm.  The three-day show, presented by the Santa Anita Bonsai Society, is a must see.  Included in admission; members free.

Crescent Farm Community Mosaic Workshop May 27

The first of three workshops for Crescent Farm’s community stepping stone mosaic project begins this Sunday, May 27! The stepping stones serve as a gateway to the garden, drawing eyes and visually reinforcing the ecological concepts at the heart of the Crescent’s mission. 9:30am-1pm, included in admission; members free.

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 utilize technology to explore humankind’s changing relationship with nature, as well as our collective and individual response to the seismic environmental shifts that are remaking our world. The exhibit is scheduled for Spring 2019.

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.

Enjoy the new art exhibit in the Arboretum Library

Artist Pamela Burgess’s  the naturalist’s desk: language+landscape exhibit opened January 27 and continues until June 23. The exhibit features a range of work in various media including drawings and poetry, sculpture and photography.  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 be made online by clicking here.

Giving Tip for Donors over Age 70 1/2: For older IRA owners facing their annual required minimum distribution (RMD) obligations, did you know you can transfer up to $100,000 annually, tax-free directly from your IRA to a charity such as the nonprofit Arboretum Foundation. For more information about this program, legacy gift opportunities for the Arboretum’s future, or inquiries about becoming a Benefactor, please contact Chief Development Officer Sylvia Rosenberger at 626.821.3232 or sylvia.rosenberger@arboretum.org.

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, and have since established colonies in SoCal, mostly in Orange County.  This bird was seeking a drink of water.”

 

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.

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.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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