Moonlight Forest Magical Lantern Art Festival opens Friday, October 26

American Canary Fanciers Show & Sale Saturday, December 1, 9am-5pm

Canaries of different types and colors will be on display during this bird competition and sale. Society members will be available to answer your questions. Included in admission.

Old Fashion Wreath Making Workshop Wednesday, December 5, 10am-12pm

Using fresh greens (both the traditional and the unusual) from the Arboretum grounds, PLUS an incredible variety of greens from the LA Flower Mart, make a wreath to welcome in the holidays.$35 members; $45 non-members. Please register.

House Plants for a Healthy Home Saturday, December 8, 1-2pm

A thriving healthy houseplant can do wonders for your home décor, adding some life to your living space, removing toxins from the air, and even boosting your mood! Join Frank McDonough and learn which plants to choose for your living space.$25 members; $35 non-members

Queen Anne Cottage Holiday Open House December 9, 10am-3pm

Stroll down memory lane and view treasures and furnishings normally seen only through the windows of the charming Victorian-era cottage. The dwelling, decorated in its holiday finery, has become a Southland tradition for holiday visitors. Tours will be available throughout the day. Visitors will learn about the history of the Queen Anne Cottage.

A History Talk: Breadfruit, Banks, Bligh & The Bounty, Sunday, December 9, 1-2pm

Joseph Banks intended to introduce the breadfruit tree to the Caribbean as a nutritious source of food for slaves working in the sugar plantations. The first attempt failed when the Bounty mutineers seized the ship and threw the trees into the ocean. A second attempt succeeded, however, breadfruit was never widely cultivated in the Americas but remains a beloved staple in Polynesia and to a lesser extent other favorable climates. Talk by Mitchell Hearns Bishop, Curator of Living Collections. Included in admission; members free

Preserve & Ferment Series: Kimchi Saturday, December 15, 10:30am-12pm

This workshop explores the culturally rich culinary world of kimchi, pickling Korean style. Learn how to safely make your own kimchi, using lacto-fermentation. Various recipes, including a vegetarian option and water kimchi, will be discussed and each participant will make a small batch of kimchi to take home. $35 members; $45 non-members

Beauty of Wood Demonstration: Adirondack Chairs Saturday, December 15, 1:30-3pm

Using just a couple of common carpentry tools, Don will show how to cut wood to size and assemble it into an attractive and amazingly comfortable Adirondack style chair. Presented by Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Included in admission; members free.

Jiaozi Dumpling Making Sunday, December 16, 1-3pm

This will be a cooking class that features each of us as a chef who will get to eat his or her own cooking—eight mouthwatering vegetarian dumplings know as jiaozi in Mandarin. There will be no pressure for performance as we’ll enjoy the slow and meditative way of making this wonderful food. $35 members; $35 non-members

Garden Walk: Aloes Spectacular Saturday, December 29; 10am

Enjoy the bright colors of aloes and learn about these tough and beautiful plants. Guide: Frank McDonough, the Arboretum’s Botanical Information Consultant.  Included in admission; members free

 

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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