Digital Nature 2019 Contemporary Art February 27-March 3

What’s blooming?

Aloes! Bright, beautiful, exotic


White pelicans at Baldwin Lake

Baldwin Lake

Restoring a magnificent gem


Library Spotlight - “Lessons Learned: Managing Biological Invasion on Hemlock Hill”

The Arboretum Library has many journals and periodicals that cover a range of horticultural topics. These journals include articles by members of the Arboretum staff. The article “Lessons Learned: Managing Biological Invasion on Hemlock Hill (Massachusetts)” by Richard Schulhof (CEO of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden) in the journal Ecological Restoration details […]

Raking Hay at Rancho Santa Anita

This image presents is a lovely pastoral scene at Rancho Santa Anita probably in the late 1880s or early 1890s. A man on a hay rake is gathering freshly cut hay, probably mown a day or two earlier and allowed to dry to feed the Ranch's animals.     Closer examination reveals a number of […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Raised Bed Gardening Saturday, February 23

Matthew Geldin of Farmscape shares tips about selecting the right soil, manual and automatic irrigation techniques and garden planning for achieving abundant vegetable harvests from your raised beds. 10am-12pm; $25 members; $35 non-members

Ceramics class for adults Saturday, February 23

Our first non-fired ceramics class is designed for beginners. In this introduction to the fundamentals, students will make a clay slab and it into a desired shape. They will embed a design on the clay surface.that  Saturday, February 23, 11am-1pm, $30 members; $40 non-members.

Ceramics for Kids and Family Night Hike February 23

Our ceramics class for children ages 5 to 8 continues Saturday, February 23 at 9am-10:30am, $16 for members; and $20 non-members.  Later there’s a family night hike for children ages 6 and under; 5-6:30pm, $12 per child members; $15 per child non-members; $5 per adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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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