Weekly and daily sessions for children agest 5-11 throughAugust 9.
The Southern California Hemerocallis & Amaryllis Society sponsors this annual show that features educational displays and demonstrations. Bulbs will be for sale.
The Arboretum Library will host an Arboretum community art exhibit, Art Among Us. It is open to all active Arboretum members, volunteers, and staff. The show’s theme is focused on our Arboretum and what it means to you. Show us your visions of beauty, light, plants, and animals.
This class highlights the current endangered state of our landscapes and offers solution-oriented techniques for zero-waste/carbon-neutral garden designs, drawing upon nature’s processes. It is possible to enjoy beautiful gardens that work towards carbon-neutrality and actively regenerate our environment.
The Los Angeles International Fern society presents displays of ferns and other exotic plants at their finest. Vendors of plants and garden related items will be located at the front of Ayres Hall. Informative lectures with be on both days with “opportunity” drawings throughout each day.
Join Piece by Piece and Crescent Farm for an opportunity to contribute to the Crescent’s community stepping stone mosaic project! Crescent Farm’s stepping stones serve as gateway to the garden, drawing eyes, and visually reinforcing the ecological concepts at the heart of the Crescent’s mission.
You are a small, nondescript plant but you are willing to prove your metal by skydiving into one of the wildest survival locations on earth; Madagascar. How do you evolve and adapt to meet the insanely dangerous and hostile conditions found on one the largest island on earth? Join this tour with Frank McDonough to find out. Meet at the Madagascar garden.
The third annual Live at the Arboretum concert features multiple Grammy Award-winning country star Dwight Yoakam. Don’t miss your chance to hear hits “Streets of Bakersfield,” “Fast As You,” “Honky Tonk Man,” “Guitars, Cadillacs” and many more, live for one night only under the stars at the lush grounds of the Arboretum.
Enjoy light continental breakfast, updates by Arboretum leaders and staff, garden tours and guest speaker
The Great American Songbook: Icons from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood.
Two years ago, a dawn redwood at the Arboretum, among the first specimens of this living fossil grown in North America, finally succumbed to the record drought. Wood from the the tree was salvaged and meticulously fashioned into a beautiful guitar. The amazing story of the redwood and its rebirth as musical instrument is celebrated with an afternoon of nature, art and music.
Celebrating California’s Iconic Flora with Matt Ritter June 30, 3-4pm
There are more than 5,000 native species in California—one in five of which are now rare or endangered. Author Matt Ritter, professor of botany at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, will take attendees on a visual “tour” through the state’s most iconic flora in a lecture based on his new book, California Plants.