This Week at the Arboretum - The Arboretum
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SOLD OUT!

Teddy bears will once again take over the event lawn and everyone is invited to picnic with their stuffy companions.  Grab your favorite stuffed animal and join our celebration of the beginning of summer while enjoying music, crafts, storytelling, and a fun photo op.  Bring your own picnic or pre-order picnic boxes from the Peacock Café.  Don't forget your blankets, lawn chairs, and umbrellas.

Attention Members!  The availability of free adult tickets is based on membership level.

Online registration is required and includes admission to the Arboretum and access to all activities. ***Please note this event is geared toward children. The Peacock Cafe will be taking pre-orders for boxed meals for an additional fee.  Please reserve event tickets before placing food orders.  Orders are closed, For questions, call the Membership Department at 626.821.3233. [post_title] => Teddy Bear Picnic [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => teddy-bear-picnic-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-06-17 16:49:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-17 23:49:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=46880 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1804757 [meta_value] => 2022-06-17 17:00:00 [day] => 17 [time] => 5:00PM [theRow] => 0 ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 44650 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2021-12-21 12:35:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-12-21 20:35:25 [post_content] =>

Register for July 2, 8:30am

Register for July 9, 8:30am

Register for July 16, 8:30am

Register for July 23, 8:30am

Register for July 30, 8:30am

Step into the shady sanctuary of our gardens’ lush foliage and learn to release tension in your mind and body. Yoga has been celebrated for millennia for its ability to improve circulation, build mobility and flexibility, and support physical and psychological balance. Our gentle all-levels Garden Yoga program accesses the Arboretum’s natural tranquility to deepen your body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself. Please bring your own yoga mat. Advance online registration is required. Sorry no drop-ins. We ask all unvaccinated individuals to please wear masks. Please arrive 10 minutes before class to ensure you have time to check in!  Refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the class due to tardiness. Brie Wakeland received her 200 hour yoga instructor certification in Rishikesh, India. She has practiced privately for 16 years and has taught in group settings since 2013. Recently she became certified to also teach children through both Yoga for Youth and Zooga Yoga. Brie also just finished her advanced 300 hour yoga teacher certification through Wanderlust Hollywood in the summer of 2020! Her mission is to help each individual find a yoga practice that works best for them. Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or email at education@arboretum.org. [post_title] => Yoga in the Garden – Mornings [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => yoga-in-the-garden-mornings [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-06-26 10:43:34 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-26 17:43:34 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=44650 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1844609 [meta_value] => 2022-06-18 08:30:00 [day] => 18 [time] => 8:30AM [theRow] => 6 ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 45969 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2022-02-24 14:24:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-02-24 22:24:06 [post_content] => Join us at the Arboretum to explore the basics of oil painting. Under the coaching of Ron Pettie, you will learn skill building exercises, watch demos, and develop your individual artistic expression while completing 2-3 paintings.

*For beginner levels

*Open subject (paint what inspires you)

*All materials provided including Acrylic and Oil H20 (non-toxic and water soluble)

6-Week Saturday Session: June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16 SOLD OUT Time: 9:30am-12pm Price: members $50/non-members $70 4-Week Saturday Session: August 6, 13, 20, 27  SOLD OUT Time: 9:30am-12pm Price: members $40/non-members $60 *Minimum age limit is 12 years old. Must be accompanied by a participating adult who is also registered for the class. To learn more about other art classes CLICK HERE [post_title] => Basic Oil Painting [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => basic-oil-painting [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-06-22 14:46:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-22 21:46:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=45969 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1834384 [meta_value] => 2022-06-18 09:30:00 [day] => 18 [time] => 9:30AM [theRow] => 10 ) [4] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 45569 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2022-02-04 11:45:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-02-04 19:45:27 [post_content] =>

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Instructor: Irena Stathis Date: June 18 Time: 10am-12pm Price: $30 members, $35 non-members Location: at the Arboretum A fun exploration into the world of botanical beauty! We will take a holistic approach to natural skincare as we discover ways to incorporate the helpful qualities of plants into your beauty routine. Our discussion will include how to make hair rinses and facial steams and which herbs are best for different skin types. Participants will prepare and apply their own four-part botanical facial - composed of a softening floral scrub, deep-cleansing mineral masque, aromatic toner, and botanical infused cream. Come be inspired to create your own herbal day spa with plants found in the garden.     [post_title] => Natural Beauty [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => natural-beauty [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-20 16:33:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-20 23:33:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=45569 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1718039 [meta_value] => 2022-06-18 10:00:00 [day] => 18 [time] => 10:00AM [theRow] => 0 ) [5] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 45971 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2022-02-24 14:27:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-02-24 22:27:44 [post_content] => Join us at the Arboretum to take your oil painting to the next level. Under the coaching of Ron Pettie, you will learn skill building exercises, watch demos, and develop your individual artistic expression while completing 2-3 paintings. *For intermediate levels *Open subject (paint what inspires for you) *All materials provided including Acrylic and Oil H20 (non-toxic and water soluble) 6-Week Saturday Session: June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16 REGISTER HERE Time: 12:30-3:30 Price: members $70/non-members $90 4 Week Saturday Session: August 6, 13, 20, 27 REGISTER HERE Time: 12:30-3:30 Price: members $50/non-members $70 *Minimum age limit is 12 years old. Must be accompanied by a participating adult who is also registered for the class. [post_title] => Getting to the Next Level Oil Painting [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => getting-to-the-next-level-oil-painting-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-19 09:10:14 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-19 16:10:14 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=45971 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1834570 [meta_value] => 2022-06-18 12:30:00 [day] => 18 [time] => 12:30PM [theRow] => 10 ) [6] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 44376 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2021-12-08 16:45:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-12-09 00:45:18 [post_content] =>

Register for June 18, 4-6pm

New! Summer Friday Night Forest Bathing

Register for July 1, 6:30-8:30pm

Register for July 29, 6:30-8:30pm

Register for August 26, 6:30-6:30pm

Advance online registration is required for Forest Bathing. Sorry no drop-ins. We ask all unvaccinated individuals to please wear masks. If you are interested in requesting a specific guide, please contact the Education Department at education@arboretum.org. Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. But beyond these physiological changes, Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and carefully observing with all our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives. In escaping the rapid pace of our daily routines, we may find unparalleled beauty in the moment and in doing so, relax into the beauty all around us. On your walk, a certified guide will offer a series of guided invitations to assist you in finding your own authentic way of interacting with the land at the Los Angeles Arboretum. There’s no right or wrong way to do it and it’s great for all ages; just come and be yourself. It’s all welcome in the forest. *Please arrive 10 minutes before class to ensure you are not left behind!  Refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the walk due to tardiness.   Click here for Full Moon Forest Bathing Click here for Morning Forest Bathing [post_title] => Evening Forest Bathing [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => evening-forest-bathing [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-06-26 10:18:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-26 17:18:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=44376 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1626150 [meta_value] => 2022-06-18 16:00:00 [day] => 18 [time] => 4:00PM [theRow] => 2 ) [7] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 42471 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2021-08-18 16:01:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-08-18 23:01:57 [post_content] =>

Join The Arboretum's first-ever Parent & Me program!

SUNDAY SESSIONS:

6 WEEK SERIES: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17 REGISTER HERE 6 WEEK SERIES: July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, [No Class 8/28], Sept 4th REGISTER HERE 9:15am-10:15am

TUESDAY SESSIONS:

6 WEEK SERIES: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12 REGISTER HERE 6 WEEK SERIES: July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 REGISTER HERE 9:45am-10:45am

REGISTRATION FEES ARE PER PERSON: 

Members: $110 per person (1 adult + 1 child = $220; additional siblings, etc. require another ticket) Non-Members: $120 per person (1 adult + 1 child = $240; additional siblings, etc. require another ticket) *Each child and each adult participating requires a registration fee.   *For Arboretum members, remember to create your Arboretum account to get the discount at checkout. For instructions on how to create an account click here. To create an account click here. ACORNS & OAKS is a unique, homegrown, parent-child educational program that is rooted in whole-child philosophy & developmental play. Designed to provide outdoor, nature-based learning experiences for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 5, the goal is to help our little acorns grow into mighty oaks!  Acorns & Oaks fosters parent and child bonding through tactile play with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. The program provides little ones with a natural environment in which to practice and further develop all growing abilities, particularly gross/fine motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. It also offers parents and caregivers the much-needed time to socialize and relax in a beautiful setting. The program is mixed-age for a “family learning” style, and siblings are warmly encouraged. All domains of development are nourished through intentional teaching and hands-on learning. A simple curriculum, group singing, & nurturing tactile play offer the perfect growth experience. Sessions offer direct contact with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. Acorns & Oaks is led by Betsy Edelberg, founder of Playgroup Los Angeles. Acorns & Oaks is mixed age for a family learning style, and siblings are welcome. Questions? Please contact Brooke Applegate at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org

“Acorns & Oaks” classes are taught by Betsy Edelberg (founder of Playgroup LA) who has taught hundreds of parents and children over 12 years! Betsy holds a degree in Child Development. She has certifications in Children’s Yoga, Brain Gym, and training in Waldorf Early Child Education. [post_title] => Acorns & Oaks [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => acorns-oaks-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-24 16:39:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-24 23:39:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=42471 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1809631 [meta_value] => 2022-06-19 09:15:00 [day] => 19 [time] => 9:15AM [theRow] => 73 ) [8] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 47322 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2022-05-18 13:15:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-05-18 20:15:32 [post_content] => Explore oil painting against the rich backdrop of the Arboretum gardens. Under the coaching of Ron Pettie, you will learn skill building exercises, watch demos, and develop your individual artistic expression while completing 2-3 paintings.
En plein air is a French expression that means “in the open air.” It is used by artists to describe the art of outdoor painting, capturing landscapes and views in natural light. 
*For all levels *Use the Arboretum gardens as inspiration *All materials provided including Acrylic and Oil H20 (non-toxic and water soluble) 6-Week Sunday Session: June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17 SOLD OUT Time: 12:30- 3:30 pm Price: members $50/non-members $70 4-Week Sunday Session: August 7, 14, 21, 28 SOLD OUT Time: 12:30- 3:30 pm Price: members $40/non-members $60 *Minimum age limit is 12 years old. Must be accompanied by a participating adult who is also registered for the class. [post_title] => Plein Air Oil Painting [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => plein-aire-oil-painting [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-06-22 14:51:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-22 21:51:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=47322 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1834927 [meta_value] => 2022-06-19 12:30:00 [day] => 19 [time] => 12:30PM [theRow] => 2 ) [9] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 42471 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2021-08-18 16:01:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-08-18 23:01:57 [post_content] =>

Join The Arboretum's first-ever Parent & Me program!

SUNDAY SESSIONS:

6 WEEK SERIES: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17 REGISTER HERE 6 WEEK SERIES: July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, [No Class 8/28], Sept 4th REGISTER HERE 9:15am-10:15am

TUESDAY SESSIONS:

6 WEEK SERIES: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12 REGISTER HERE 6 WEEK SERIES: July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 REGISTER HERE 9:45am-10:45am

REGISTRATION FEES ARE PER PERSON: 

Members: $110 per person (1 adult + 1 child = $220; additional siblings, etc. require another ticket) Non-Members: $120 per person (1 adult + 1 child = $240; additional siblings, etc. require another ticket) *Each child and each adult participating requires a registration fee.   *For Arboretum members, remember to create your Arboretum account to get the discount at checkout. For instructions on how to create an account click here. To create an account click here. ACORNS & OAKS is a unique, homegrown, parent-child educational program that is rooted in whole-child philosophy & developmental play. Designed to provide outdoor, nature-based learning experiences for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 5, the goal is to help our little acorns grow into mighty oaks!  Acorns & Oaks fosters parent and child bonding through tactile play with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. The program provides little ones with a natural environment in which to practice and further develop all growing abilities, particularly gross/fine motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. It also offers parents and caregivers the much-needed time to socialize and relax in a beautiful setting. The program is mixed-age for a “family learning” style, and siblings are warmly encouraged. All domains of development are nourished through intentional teaching and hands-on learning. A simple curriculum, group singing, & nurturing tactile play offer the perfect growth experience. Sessions offer direct contact with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. Acorns & Oaks is led by Betsy Edelberg, founder of Playgroup Los Angeles. Acorns & Oaks is mixed age for a family learning style, and siblings are welcome. Questions? Please contact Brooke Applegate at brooke.applegate@arboretum.org

“Acorns & Oaks” classes are taught by Betsy Edelberg (founder of Playgroup LA) who has taught hundreds of parents and children over 12 years! Betsy holds a degree in Child Development. She has certifications in Children’s Yoga, Brain Gym, and training in Waldorf Early Child Education. [post_title] => Acorns & Oaks [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => acorns-oaks-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-24 16:39:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-24 23:39:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=42471 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1809673 [meta_value] => 2022-06-21 09:45:00 [day] => 21 [time] => 9:45AM [theRow] => 80 ) [10] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 44664 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2021-12-22 10:47:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-12-22 18:47:02 [post_content] => Check later for July Registration Instructor Email: cbaltayian@yahoo.com Date: 4 week session – June 7, 14, 21, 28 Price: $275 members, $295 non-members for 4 week session Botanical Art Supply List These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques.  Come join us for an open studio experience to practice and perfect techniques. [post_title] => Botanical Art & Illustration [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => botanical-art-illustration-12 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-06-14 16:13:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-14 23:13:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=44664 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1835225 [meta_value] => 2022-06-21 10:00:00 [day] => 21 [time] => 10:00AM [theRow] => 6 ) [11] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 44697 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2021-12-23 09:15:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-12-23 17:15:54 [post_content] =>

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Advance online registration is required. Sorry no drop-ins. The Arboretum grounds close at 5pm. Yoga in the Garden is an after hours class. Check in at least 10 minutes before class begins at the Green Gate up the stairs by the Main Entrance. Because this is an after hours class, there will not be any staff available to unlock the gate and refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the class due to tardiness. Step into the shady sanctuary of our gardens’ lush foliage and learn to release tension in your mind and body. Yoga has been celebrated for millennia for its ability to improve circulation, build mobility and flexibility, and support physical and psychological balance. Our gentle all-levels Garden Yoga program accesses the Arboretum’s natural tranquility to deepen your body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself. Please bring your own yoga mat. Brie Wakeland received her 200 hour yoga instructor certification in Rishikesh, India. She has practiced privately for 16 years and has taught in group settings since 2013. Recently she became certified to also teach children through both Yoga for Youth and Zooga Yoga. Brie also just finished her advanced 300 hour yoga teacher certification through Wanderlust Hollywood in the summer of 2020! Her mission is to help each individual find a yoga practice that works best for them. Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or email at education@arboretum.org. [post_title] => Yoga in the Garden – Evenings [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => yoga-in-the-garden-evenings [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-06-26 10:56:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-26 17:56:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=44697 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1642001 [meta_value] => 2022-06-21 17:30:00 [day] => 21 [time] => 5:30PM [theRow] => 3 ) [12] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 45983 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2022-02-24 15:53:39 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-02-24 23:53:39 [post_content] =>

About This Event

Learn oil painting in the comfort of your own home with Art Coach Ron Pettie. This Zoom session includes personal coaching, demos, and skill building exercises. All materials provided including photos, oil H2O, and acrylic paint if you live within the San Gabriel Valley. A kit containing equipment and materials (paints, brushes, canvases, instruction booklet, and Zoom codes) can be picked up at the Arboretum after registering.  This class is virtual. A Zoom link will be e-mailed to registered participants 24 hours before class begins. Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm 6-week session : June 1, 8,15, 22, 29, July 6 REGISTER HERE members $35/non-members $55 4 week session: August 10, 17, 24, 31 REGISTER HERE members $25/ non-members $45 Please contact Ron Pettie for class inquiries at ronpettie@gmail.com. [post_title] => Zoom! Painting in Oil [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => zoom-enhancing-your-oil-painting-skills [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-19 10:20:26 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-19 17:20:26 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=45983 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1838038 [meta_value] => 2022-06-22 18:30:00 [day] => 22 [time] => 6:30PM [theRow] => 11 ) [13] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 32099 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2020-04-29 11:00:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-04-29 11:00:51 [post_content] => The Arboretum Library's book group explores the portrayal of western North American landscape in fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry, letters, graphic novels, etc.  The group generally, but not always, meets the last Wednesday of the month in the Arboretum Library or out on the Arboretum grounds, pandemic, weather and sunlight permitting. When the weather is good and disease rates are low, the group will meet outside in appropriate places in the gloriously, beautiful grounds of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden with appropriate social distancing and masking. The group leader will decide each month whether the meeting will be in-person or on Zoom. The group uses a modified version of the Shared Inquiry™ method developed by the Great Books Foundation.  The discussion is greatly enhanced if the chosen book of the month is read, although we welcome those who just want to listen. Let the host know you only want to listen. New participants are always welcome! Click here to see the questions already asked for this year's past books and check out the history of the book club by hovering on the tab and see all the previous years and books to explore. For more information and to be added to the e-mail reminder list about the Community Book Discussion Group, please contact, Arboretum Librarian Emeritus, Susan Eubank, at Susan.Eubank@Arboretum.org.  You must RSVP to Susan for the discussions you would like to attend.

Burning Patience by Antonio Skármeta; Katherine Silver (Translator), New York : Pantheon Books, 1987.

October 26, 2022

Artful Lives by Beth Gates Warren. Los Angeles, Calif: J. Paul Getty Museum, ©2011.

ISBN: 1606060708 “One of the more hidebound notions about American art is that modern art photography was strictly an East Coast phenomenon, and that Los Angeles represented a cultural backwater...[The author’s] groundbreaking study of...icons Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather, thoroughly debunks this falsehood. [The] exhaustively researched tome reveals how Weston’s work greatly matured during the 1920s in the semi-rural Tropico, now southern Glendale. ...Warren saw Weston as a complex figure, with as many shortcomings as lasting creative triumphs. ’I admire his work tremendously,...but he could be duplicitous and manipulative. He was extremely ambitious and driven. He had to support a family, after all.’”— Kirk Silsbee, Los Angeles Times This captivating biography reveals the previously untold love story of Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather. Both were photographic artists at the center of the bohemian cultural scene in Los Angeles during the 1910s and 1920s, yet Weston would become a major Modernist photographer while Mather, who Weston ultimately expunged from his journals, would fall into obscurity. The book reveals how they and their entourage sought out the limelight as the Hollywood film industry came of age. Based on ten years of research and illustrated with extraordinary images, some never published, this history has a captivating range of characters, including Charlie Chaplin, Imogen Cunningham, Max Eastman, Emma Goldman, Tina Modotti, Vaslav Nijinsky, and Carl Sandburg. The lively text brings to life the ambiance of this exciting time in Los Angeles history as well as its darker side. Artful Lives exceeds any previously published account of this key period in Weston's development and reveals Mather's important contribution to it, making it an essential reference in Weston studies.

November 30, 2022 ON ZOOM

Grass by Joe C. Truett; Harry W. Greene (Foreword by).Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2010.

ISBN: 0520258398 “[...The book] consists of twenty short essays, ...which blend several narrative elements [including] the author['s]... own evolution in understanding the ecology of grasslands, and his journey of discovery from childhood... [H]e delves deep into the ecology of Western America, ...revealing the enormous complexity of the interaction of humans with the Grass family that stretches far into our primal past ... and how many ways we are still tethered to their ecology... I especially appreciated the thoughtful passages on ranching in the West--how utterly marginal it has always been, and how important it remains as an appropriate land use... The chapter about the black footed prairie dog was my favorite--...on this ubiquitous, seemingly abundant and yet very threatened creature...". — Panayoti Kelaidis, Goodreads.com Part autobiography, part philosophical rumination, this evocative conservation odyssey explores the deep affinities between humans and our original habitat: grasslands. In a richly drawn, anecdotally driven narrative, Joe C. Truett, a grasslands ecologist who writes with a flair for language, traces the evolutionary, historical, and cultural forces that have reshaped North American rangelands over the past two centuries. He introduces an intriguing cast of characters--wildlife and grasslands biologists, archaeologists, ranchers, and petroleum geologists--to illuminate a wide range of related topics: our love affair with turf and how it manifests in lawns and sports, the ecological and economic dimensions of ranching, the glory of cowboy culture, grasslands and restoration ecology, and more. His book ultimately provides the background against which we can envision a new paradigm for restoring rangeland ecosystems--and a new paradigm for envisioning a more sustainable future.

December 28, 2022 ON ZOOM

Always Coming Home by Úrsula K. Le Guin; Margaret Chodos (Illustrator); Todd Barton (Composed by); George K. Hersh (Contribution by). New York: Harper & Row, 1985.

ISBN: 9780060155452 “...Le Guin is among the ... most respected American writers who regularly set their narrative in the future to force a dialogue with the here and now... [The book] is a slow, rich read, ...a liberal utopian vision, rendered far more complex ... by a sense of human suffering. ...The novel is about an imaginary people living in a far distant future on the Pacific coast. As a native of Berkeley, Calif., who lives in Portland, Ore., Mrs. Le Guin obviously knows her fictional territory. Moreover, if anyone is the world's greatest authority on the Kesh, it's the author, since she invented them. .”—Samuel R. Delany, New York Times
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The Peacock Bar is back by popular demand and we've added live music this summer!  Every Friday night beginning at 5pm, enjoy cocktails and tasty treats on the Peacock Café Terrace. Arboretum members save $2 off specialty drinks (Sapphire Peacock, Plumeria Passion and Micheladas) during Happy Hour 5-6pm.  Garden entry is free for members. Not a member? Join now to enjoy the garden 364 days a year! Non-members must purchase tickets online in advance. The Peacock Café will be offering a new cheese & charcuterie box and other specialty items. The charcuterie box is only available by special pre-order here during Twilight. Tables and chairs are limited, blankets are encouraged. Please note: No outside food and beverages will be allowed during Twilight evenings.   

Live Music

June 24 – Marcus Love July 1 – Calypso Pirates July 8 – David Holguin and Friends July 22 – Marcus Love August 12 – Calypso Pirates August 26 - David Holguin and Friends   [post_title] => Twilight Music & Cocktails at the Peacock Café Terrace [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => twilight-music-cocktails-at-the-peacock-cafe-terrace-6 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-06-21 14:39:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-06-21 21:39:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=48322 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1875533 [meta_value] => 2022-06-24 17:00:00 [day] => 24 [time] => 5:00PM [theRow] => 0 ) [16] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 47505 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2022-05-26 11:45:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-05-26 18:45:51 [post_content] => Date: Friday, June 24 Time: 5:30-7pm Price: $15 members, $20 non-members REGISTER HERE The Arboretum is home to a huge diversity of wildlife big and small. In this night hike, families will learn all about the critters that call the Arboretum home! Engage in the unique opportunity to watch as daytime critters head to bed and the night time animals come out. Learn about the lives and habitats of our fascinating urban wildlife and practice different techniques that scientists use to observe wild animals. Most importantly, we will find out how us, as community members, can help scientists make LA a better home for the critters that live here. *Children under 12 months are free, but are still required to register *Please arrive 10 minutes early for check in! Because this is an after hours event, late arrivals will not be allowed to join and will not be offered a refund.     [post_title] => Family Adventure Night Hike: Critters of the Arboretum [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => family-adventure-night-hike-critters-of-the-arboretum [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-28 13:06:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-28 20:06:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=47505 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1843931 [meta_value] => 2022-06-24 17:30:00 [day] => 24 [time] => 5:30PM [theRow] => 0 ) [17] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 47532 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2022-05-26 16:29:31 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-05-26 23:29:31 [post_content] => Friday, June 24th Time: 7:30-9pm Price: $20 members, $25 non-members REGISTER HERE This month’s night hike will take us through the garden on one of the shortest nights of the year as we explore the myths, legends and magic surrounding the plants in the garden. Throughout this hike we will hear folklore from around the world and find the plants that those stories revolve around. How did these stories arise and what about these humble plants sparked the human imagination? How does the folklore around these plants still shape the way we see the world today? *Please arrive 10 minutes before class to ensure you have time to check in! Due to the nature of the class, late arrivals will not be allowed to join and will not be offered a refund. [post_title] => Adult Night Hike: Forests and Folklore [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => adult-night-hike-forests-and-folklore [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-28 11:51:48 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-28 18:51:48 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.arboretum.org/?post_type=events&p=47532 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [META] => 1845287 [meta_value] => 2022-06-24 19:30:00 [day] => 24 [time] => 7:30PM [theRow] => 0 ) )

January is Member Appreciation Month.  Our month-long member celebration is returning with special offers throughout the month of January!

To thank members for their tremendous year-round support, the Arboretum is offering complimentary Wellness Classes.  Below is a list of programs being offered with detailed information about each class.  Online advance reservations required.

*One wellness class per member, you must be an active member during the time of the class.  Classes limited to 15 and masks and social distancing required.  Please not classes may be canceled due to public health concerns or mandates.  For questions please call the membership office at 626.821.3233.

Tuesday Jan 19, 11am
Whole Family Yoga with Blaire

In this gentle, all-levels yoga series, we explore a nature-based theme each week with a correlating technique. Themes include Earth, Air, Mountains, and Fire. Immersed in the Arboretum’s natural tranquility, we will use our imaginations to deepen our body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself while working on our grounding, calming, focus, and concentration.

Thursday Jan 21, 9am
Yoga with Brie

Our gentle all-levels Garden Yoga program accesses the Arboretum’s natural tranquility to deepen your body’s capacity to heal and strengthen itself. Wednesday and Friday evenings 6-7:15pm.

Friday Jan 22, 4pm
Sound Bath with Jacinto

A sound bath is a meditative experience where participants are ‘bathed’ in sound waves through the use of deeply resonant acoustic instruments like singing bowls and gongs.

During a sound bath session, participants can experience a sense of awe at the sheer physicality of the singing bowls’ acoustic resonance, leading to a gradual release of tension and a meditative state of mind. As the session ends, participants can experience a restorative reset, subtler awareness of their body in its surroundings, mental clarity, and joy.

Tuesday Jan 26, 8am
Forest Bathing with Ben

Take time Saturday morning to awaken your senses to yourself and all beings.  with a Forest Bathing walk. Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, the walk has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world.

Thursday Jan 28, 9am
Tai Chi with Arnold

Tai Chi is a martial art based on the theory of an ancient classic called “I Ching”.  Kinetic Tai Chi is created by Master Chien based on this foundation coupling with contemporary Physics of potential & kinetic energy.  The training sessions include striking, throwing & submission techniques.

Gift Shop Member Double Discount Days
Friday and Saturday, January 8 & 9

Don’t miss this exclusive Members-only event!  Arboretum members save an additional 10% on regular price merchandise, for a total of 20% OFF!

Arboretum Benefactor members enjoy an additional 5% OFF, for a total of 25% OFF!

(Excludes non-tax/food items and previously marked down items.)

 Members Morning and Complimentary Coffee
Saturday & Sunday, January 16 & 17

Members enjoy complimentary coffee during members-only hour at the Peacock Café.

Our evening concerts on select Fridays in July and August begin this Friday, July 19, when Streetlight Cadence opens the series with its alternative folk pop.  Bring family and friends for picnicking and children’s crafts.  Doors open at 5, concert at 6pm. $8 general public; $4 children 5-12; Arboretum members free. Presented by MonteCedro.

After the Fires, the Forest Recovery Project is a visual documentary of the devastating Station Fire of 2009, which destroyed a quarter of the mature trees in the Angeles National Forest and homes along the lower flanks. The 10-year project by Corina Roberts records the loss and comeback of the forest.  The exhibit is on view in the Library; members free; included in admission.

 

Children ages 5-11 will enjoy their summer exploring and learning about nature. We get children outside and away from screens to observe and explore wildlife in a natural setting. The Nature Camp runs from June 3 through August 5.  Full session, daily and extended care available.

The New York Times provides a wonderful read about tree as “giant organic recording devices. The oldest can tell ancient stories about our world — and even galactic events.” Labs around the world are involved in the data gathering. Read all about it.

 

Looking for early nursery catalogs for the region of Southern California? The Arboretum Library has catalogs going as far back as the late 1800s that are still applicable for today’s horticulturalists. During your visit to the Arboretum, members and non-members of the garden are always welcome to browse our nursery catalogs in our library’s collection!

“Germain Seed Co.” (1907)

Hello, folks!  The Arboretum Library’s catalog now has social networking features, including Facebook and Twitter, so that you may share any library material(s) you have found in the catalog, with your friends.  Also be sure to check out and “like” the Arboretum’s Facebook page.

A delayed start to this year’s blooms because of the much-need, extended rains is worth the wait! The pink trumpet trees are arguably the most spectacular blooming trees in the Arboretum’s collection. They punctuate the landscape here with their solid canopies of vibrant, almost hot-pink blooms. The tree,  Tabebuia impetiginosa,  is a South American native that produces its brilliant display of color in typically from early winter through spring. Tabebuias initiate bloom soon after most or all their leaves suddenly drop. This often leaves the tree covered only in its clustered trumpet-shaped pink blooms–a sight that takes eyes not used to such a brilliant display some time to get used to. It is almost impossible not to see them as they compete with the peacocks for the eyes of the Arboretum visitors. The Arboretum helped introduce Tabebuia impetiginosa and other related species into the horticultural market during the 1970’s, including an apricot-colored hybrid between Tabebiua impetiginosa and chrome-yellow flowered Tabebuia chrysotricha.

The Arboretum Library has many journals and periodicals that cover a range of horticultural topics. These journals include articles about individual types of plants, including one that's been seen around a lot more recently – the açaí.  You've probably seen this ingredient in all sorts of products at the grocery store, but I didn't know much about the plant, or even how to pronounce it (it's AH-sigh-EE, apparently). This article touches on several interesting aspects of the açaí: the history and cultural significance (including traditional uses for this type of palm), modern research into possible health benefits and the impact and future of cultivation of the açaí palm.
Stop by the library and check out this article and look over some of the many others in the periodical collection.
Engels, Gayle. “Acai: Euterpe oleracea.” Herbalgram, no. 86 (May-July 2010): 1-2. Print.

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 the challenges faced by the Arnold Arboretum in Boston by an invasion of Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). This introduced pest has been decimating hemlocks in the south and east. It was detected at the Arboretum in Boston in 1997 and they spent the next decade trying to mitigate the effects of the infestation and save their important stand of hemlock trees in an era of rapidly changing information.  This article talks about what decisions they had to make and what were their main questions and concerns.
Stop by the library and check out this article and look over some of the many others in the periodical collection.
Schulhof, Richard. “Lessons Learned: Managing Biological Invasion on Hemlock Hill (Massachusetts).” Ecological Restoration 28.2 (June 2010): 129-131. Print.

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