APLD Designer Plant Fair

Saturday, September 29

Members Family Bike Night

Friday, September 28, 4:30-7pm

Faery Hunt Musical

Faery Fun, Saturday, October 13

What’s Blooming

Crape myrtles

NEA awards art grant to the Arboretum!


The drought is not over for Southern California.

The U.S. Drought Monitor is reporting that more than 40% of California is out of the drought in the northern part of the state. It’s a different story for Southern California. USA Today reports the area that stretches from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara continues in “exceptional” drought because reservoirs and underground water supplies remain below normal, […]

The Biodiversity Heritage Library welcomes the Arboretum Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library welcomes The Arboretum Library at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden as its newest Affiliate. The BHL consortium, which has grown substantially over the past year, now consists of 17 Members and 16 Affiliates. The Arboretum Library holds an extensive collection of books, magazines, government documents, pamphlets, and audio-visual […]

Attention Artists!

The Arboretum Library is holding an open call to artists who may be interested in exhibiting their work in our new art space. Learn about two art shows planned for 2017 from Librarian Susan Eubank at the open calls on Saturday, January 14 or January 28 from 1 to 4pm.

Five years ago Dec. 1…

On December 1, 2011 we awoke to massive destruction from the worst windstorm in recent history to strike the San Gabriel Valley.  We lost 235 trees and more than 700 required corrective pruning.  The Arboretum was closed from December 1 through Christmas day.  This three-week period saw intense cleanup involving as many as 16 public […]

Ongoing preservation of the Queen Anne Cottage

A recent comprehensive assessment of the Queen Anne Cottage was completed by Peyton Hall and his team at Historic Resources Group in Pasadena. Formally known as a Historic Structure Report, the assessment followed national preservation guidelines to provide the Arboretum with a planning tool to guide preservation management and ongoing care.  Click to read the […]

Why care about California’s urban forests? Because…

“It’s become more and more clear that life without trees is a lower quality of life,” tree guru Matt Ritter said in a recent talk to Arboretum members. The professor of biology at Cal State San Luis Obispo explained trees buffer us from climate change, promote wildlife, create safer cities and promote happiness. Details.

Greenhouse gases could extend California’s drought for centuries

Clues from prehistoric droughts and arid periods in California show that today’s increasing greenhouse gas levels could lock the state into drought for centuries, according to a study led by UCLA professor Glen MacDonald.

Nearly 2,000 new books added to our Library

The Arboretum Library has been busy in the last year acquiring 1,802 books of which  536 were e-books.  Arboretum members can check the books out and have access to the e-books from any computer, smart phone or tablet.  The books range from scholarly to popular about plants, wild or under cultivation, crafts and stories too.

Drought Irrigation: A how-to guide to watering

The guide outlines proper water techniques based on your irrigation system.  Any homeowner will find it useful to keep landscapes green and growing. The guide was written by Jill Morganelli, Arboretum Horticultural Supervisor. The City of Arcadia produced the guide in cooperation with the Arboretum.

Leigh Adams to receive Global Citizen Award

Leigh Adams, an active leader in the urban sustainable agriculture movement and an interpretive horticulturist at the Arboretum’s Crescent Farm, will be recognized for her contributions to effect positive social change September 28 at the 9th Annual West Coast Global Forum hosted by the United Nations Association of the United States of America, Southern California […]

The Re-Generation of Gardens Wednesday, September 26

Shawn Maestretti, principal landscape architect of SMGA, weaves together the importance of regenerative garden practices, the beauty of climate appropriate plants, and hands-on tips for garden enthusiasts. Inspired by garden design and nature’s inspiration. Wednesday, September 26, 12-2pm, $25 members; $35 non-members

APLD Designer Plant Fair this Saturday September 29

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers Greater Los Angeles, and the Arboretum will showcase over 12 vendors displaying and discussing their top fall plant recommendations. They also will be selling plants. 9:30am-3pm. Register at Eventbrite $10 members; $20 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

Aromatic Plants & Flowers Saturday September 29

This workshop with garden designer Laramee Haynes will lead you on a scent safari through some of our best and worst smelly plants. Please bring aromatic leaves and flowers from your garden you would like to share. A plant list will also be provided. 10am-12pm, $25 members; $35 non-members.

Family Night Hikes are back! Saturday, September 29

Explore the Arboretum at night and learn about nocturnal animals and our night sky. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 5:30=7:30 pm September 22 September 29 for children ages 7-11, $12 per child for members; $15 per child non-members. Preregistration required.

Members Family Bike Night Friday, September 28

Members can enjoy the Arboretum at a different pace during our first Family Bike Night on Friday, September 28, 4:30-7pm. Bring your bikes and helmets to enjoy this family friendly event.  You must be an Arboretum member. Free; membership cards will be checked at the door.  Please RSVP here by September 26.

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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