Fun, playful performance, and imagination abound! Saturday, April 28th


Visit Crescent Farm for pops of color!

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Camp is now available for June-August.

Find Balance Tuesday PM & Thursday AM!


Our birds are looking gorgeous!


Enjoy Party in the Stacks Friday evening May 4

The Arboretum Library is having a Party in the Stacks to raise funds for its programs, 6:30-9pm.  Enjoy live music, an art tour, mid-century slide presentation, food, and n0-host bar featuring the new specialty Librarian Friend’s cocktail. Tickets before the event: $15 members and $20 non-members; at the door $20 members; $25 non-members.  Tickets at […]

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 […]

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, […]

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.

Growing the Arboretum as an Extraordinary Place of Learning & Enjoyment

We are excited to share our new five-year vision to ensure a dynamic and flourishing future for our beloved garden. We will work to enhance services for our community, restore Baldwin Lake and create rich, new garden experiences and educational opportunities, guided by the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.  See plan details.

We are a certified Monarch Waystation!

The Arboretum, with its many butterfly hubs, is now on Monarch Watch’s national list of certified Monarch Waystations. Monarch Watch is a nonprofit educational outreach program that focuses on the monarch, its habitat and fall migration. A waystation provides resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration.    

A Faery Hunt for Spring Saturday, April 28

Children, ages 2-10, will join Faeries from A Faery Hunt up close in an interactive walkabout int he enchanted gardens of the Arboretum.  9:30-10:30am. $10 per child and per adult for Arboretum members; $15 per child and per adult for non-members.

Learn to make pickled beets and other vegetables April 28

The first vegetable pickling can be traced back to  Mesopotamia in 2400 B.C.E. Modern humans seem to have largely forgotten the power of this process, but fear not! Preservation ace Brie Wakeland will share pickling secrets, $30 members; $40 non-members.

Novel Mexican Plants for SoCal gardens, May 5

On this walking tour of our Mexican collection with Frank McDonough, the Arboretum’s Botanical Information Consultant, learn about trees and other plants that are well suited for Southern California. 11am, included in admission; members free.

Pacific Rose Society Show & Sale April 28 & 29

This annual show is one of the most popular plant show and sales at the Arboretum. Don’t miss the beautiful blooms and presentation.  Saturday, April 28, 1-4pm; Sunday, April 20, 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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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

Site Design by Kirk Projects