This new program for scouts will focus on exploring the gardens and learning about nature while practicing Leave No Trace principles. Discover the environment in a new way through an interactive garden tour, hands-on science and art activities and sustainable projects that scouts can use at home. Topics will include edible gardening, legacy of trees, outdoor art projects and outdoor adventures to complete goals towards different badges, with unique activities available for each age group. Scout programs, open to boy scout and girl scout troops, will be available on Fridays and Saturdays beginning in February 2019.
For the youngest scouts we offer our themed book reading and craft program: Bookworms If you plan to bring your troop of young scouts to Bookworms, please call 626-821-5897 to let us know.
We also have ever changing youth classes listed here. Don’t miss out on the night hikes!
Also, don’t miss California’s larges environmental education fair: LAEEF This is an amazing opportunity to learn about all of the programs that Southern California has to offer.
General admission is available and you can stop by any day to explore our wonderful gardens, orchards, and forests. Look out for the peafowl, they are wild animals. General admission can be found here. We also have a written guide to enhance your experience.
Download the Self- Guided tour information here!
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please contact our Volunteer Manager: Nancy Carlton Nancy.Carlton@Arboretum.org
The Arboretum Library contains a comprehensive collection of resources on gardening, botany, California native plant life, environmental issues, and some agriculture as these subjects relate to the plants native to and planted in Southern California. This includes books, magazines, government documents, pamphlets, and audio-visual materials. This is a great opportunity for research projects or additional educational