Plumeria Day!

Saturday, July 20. 9am-2pm

Arboretum Summer Nights

Streetlight Cadence, July 19, 5-8pm

We’re making a cob bench!

Saturday, July 20, at Crescent Farm

Summer Nature Camp

Weekly sessions July 8-August 9

Michael Feinstein sings Cole Porter

Saturday, August 3, 7:30pm concert


Library Spotlight - Plant Related Fiction

Now is a great time to just snuggle up with a good novel.  And the perfect place to find find modern and classic plant-related fiction is at the Arboretum Library. So come and explore the Arboretum Library and don't forget that members of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden can borrow books for […]

Library Spotlight - Houseplants

If the weather makes it hard to work on your outside garden, it's the perfect chance to focus on the plants you have indoors.  So come and check out the Arboretum Library's collection of books on indoor gardening where you can find guides on how to help your houseplants thrive and be a beautiful and […]

About the project

This project has been made possible with help from Sara Lind, an intern from Sweden, and master's student in Digital Services: Culture, Information and Communication (Library and Information Science, Boras Hogskola, Sweden). The text is written by volunteer Laura Scott Sellers. The main goal is to show glimpses of the Arboretum Library Rare Book Collection. Instead […]

Library Services

Arboretum Library Information View the online catalog. Check out recent Library posts on the Arboretum Blog. Library E-News Current citations to a selected group of articles relevant to southern California gardeners and plant lovers as well as lists of new library acquisitions and a selected list of subject appropriate websites are available on the Arboretum Blog. […]

Library Collections

Explore the online catalog or circulation policies. Collections Subjects include, but are not limited to: •  Plants grown in Mediterranean and semi-tropical climates•  All aspects of gardens and gardening•  Garden design•  Plant lore•  Medical botany•  Specific kinds of plants; both native and non-native•  Horticultural history•  Ethnobotany and economic plants•  Botanical art, illustration and nature crafts Books […]

Get Involved with the Library

Give to The Arboretum Library Book Donations New or used books and other reading materials are always welcome. Donations that do not fit into our collection or duplicate items we already own are sold at the Library’s Book Sales to raise funds for new purchases. When a book is donated to the library a special […]

Library Programs

Bookworms StoryTime “Bookworms” is a free storytelling program. Come explore The Library and our great story trees! Enjoy plant & nature stories and a take home craft.  This program will go rain or shine. It is an indoor/ outdoor program; please dress appropriately.   Recommended for children ages 3-8. Bookworm Themes The Bookworms story time themes […]

Library Spotlight - Plant Society Journals

One of the special features of the Arboretum Library is its collection of plant society journals.  These are publications put out by groups such as the American Orchid Society or the International Bulb Society and they contain the most current and authoritative information about the society's area of expertise.  Shown here are just a couple […]

Library Spotlight - “The Living Wreath”

With the holiday season upon us wreaths may be on your mind, but they are a beautiful addition to your decor at any time of year.  The book The Living Wreath by Teddy Colbert, is a how-to book for making gorgeous and enduring wreaths from living plants.  The main focus of the book is on succulent […]

Library Spotlight - “On Guerrilla Gardening”

The Arboretum Library has books about all kinds of gardens – even those that are about “the illicit cultivation of some else's land”.  That's what On Guerrilla Gardening by Richard Reynolds is about.  Reynold is a London-based guerrilla gardener who shares the history, philosophy and logistics of this special type of garden.  They are gardens that have […]

Plumeria Day garden talks Saturday, July 20

In celebrating all things plumeria, we offer talks by plumeria experts about how to root, grow, and prune the plants.There will be seven talks at Plumeria Day as well as tours of our plumeria grove and a plant sale Saturday, July 20, 9am-2pm, included in admission; members free.


Come build a cob bench with us July 20 at Crescent Farm

Join us to build an “earthen bench” using natural materials! We will create a one-of-a-kind cob bench for Crescent Farm using a fusion of straw bale and cob building techniques. Rohan Guyot-Sutherland, left, will be demonstrating. Saturday, July 20, 10am; 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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