CANCELLED: Garden Walking Tours
About This Event
Enjoy a guided walk with one of Arboretum experts. The walks are scheduled for Saturday at 11am; members free; included in admission.
Saturday, January 4 at 11am Lovely Aloes
When it’s Rose Parade time in Pasadena the Arboretum’s aloes are in bloom. Learn about the different types of aloes, their origins, and some fascinating facts about their uses and lore.
Saturday, February 8 at 11 am Blooming Trees of Early Spring
View and learn about the Arboretum’s ‘Early Risers’, trees like the Japanese flowering Apricot, Chinese Magnolias and other early spring flowering trees. Also, learn about the history and medicinal use of flowering magnolias and magnolia hybrids.
CANCELLED: Saturday, April 25 at 11 am Climate Change and the Arboretum
CANCELLED: Since the late 19th century records show that minimum temperatures here have risen almost 6 degrees. What are the possible consequences of this temperature change on the Arboretum and residents of the greater Los Angeles area?
Saturday, May 9 at 11 am Perfumery tour
More secret than the CIA, and originating from a rather unpleasantly smelling trade, the modern perfume and fragrance industry is worth 48 billion dollars. Examine some of the plants that were responsible for launching this industry and learn about what makes perfumes so alluring. This is a scratch and sniff tour.
Saturday, June 6 at 11am Jacaranda trees and the history of Plant Introductions in Southern California.
The signature tree of Los Angeles was once the palm, but now, its’s the Jacaranda tree. People come from around the world to photograph and enjoy its Lavender blossoms. And gaze in wonder at its “shadow” of spent flowers. Learn its history and how it came to Los Angeles to vie for the title of L.A.’s most recognizable tree.
Included in admission