What’s blooming

Visit our beautiful Rose Garden

Crescent Mosaic Workshops

Stepping stone project continues May 27.

NEA awards art grant to the Arboretum!

Tarzan

Hollywood at the Arboretum June 30

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

News

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Greywater 101: Using water from sinks, showers and washers to grow fruit May 26

Learn about common and popular greywater systems that can be a source of irrigation and reduce your outdoor water use. Saturday, May 26, 10-11am, included in admission; members free.

Santa Anita Bonsai Show this weekend, May 26-28

The Santa Anita Bonsai Society will present trees trained to look like miniature forest giants.  Trees up to four feet tall such as maples, junipers and pines will be displayed. 9am-5pm;  included in regular admission; members free

Sign up now for Summer Nature Camp

At our popular summer camp program, children will explore nature and learn all about plants, trees, wildlife. They can be creative as we paint, draw, and sculpt crafts of our environment. Weekly, half-day and daily session begin June 4.

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