The Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance May 4, 10am-12pm
The statewide Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO) is designed to limit the amount of water used on landscapes. Although in effect since 2015, compliance is now being enforced by each city/county building department in the state. This workshop will cover the basics of complying with the ordinance.
Hollywood at the Arboretum Walking Tour May 4, 11am
From Tarzan to Meet the Fockers, the Arboretum had been the location for many films and still is. Specially trained docents will walk you to sites including Baldwin Lake, Queen Anne Cottage, jungle and Coach Barn and describe the many films shot there.
Party in the Stacks, a Library fundraiser May 4, 6:30-9pm
Early May is one of the most beautiful times at the Arboretum. Join us for an evening of music, salsa tasting, margaritas, historic slide viewing, garden wandering (yes you can!), a book sale and all the additional things we dream up to entice you to help us fund the Library collections and its programs.
Geranium Society Show & Sale May 11 & 12, 9am-4pm
The Geranium Society presents this wonderful annual display of geraniums during Mother’s Day weekend.
San Gabriel Valley Orchid Hobbyists Orchid Auction May 16, 6-9pm
Annual auction of orchids.
Queen Anne Cottage Tours May 19, 10am-3pm
The charming Victorian-era cottage is open for public tours only twice a year. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring friends and family to step into the cottage and back in time. Tour fee and regular admission applies. Tour: $5 general public; $3 members: $3 children 12 and up; under 11 free.
Epiphyllum Show & Sale May 19, 10am-4pm
At the Epiphyllum Society of America’s (ESA) annual flower show enjoy viewing these unusual and gorgeous flowers. Besides cut flowers, the show includes epiphyllum pictures, flower arrangements, plants and related epiphytic plants.
Descanso Chrysanthemum Society Plant Sale May 18 & 19, 9am-4pm
More than 150 varieties of rooted chrysanthemum cuttings will be available at the show as well as perennial flowers and shrubs, and vegetable plants.
Santa Anita Bonsai Show May 25-27, 9am-4pm
The Santa Anita Bonsai Society will present trees trained to look like miniature forest giants. Trees up to four feet tall such as maples, junipers and pines will be displayed.
Aesthetics of Ecology: Trees Architecture of Beauty May 25, 10am-12pm
This workshop introduces modern communication received directly from trees as framework for replacing our traditional relationship with them. When we allow these powerful anchors of our biosphere to feel as well as look their best, they are then able to contribute a fuller range of their gifts to us.
Among the Leaves, A Bibliophytology art exhibit February 22-May 27
Found Among the Leaves; a Bibliophytology is an exploration of the rich and complex relationships that entangle object with information, image with medium. The Library serves as both the project’s exhibition venue and its source material. Artist Andrew Yang will present a talk, Saturday, February 23, 2-4pm
Docent-led Adult Walking Tours
Docent-Led Adult Walking Tours are Tuesdays–Fridays at 10:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Tours are not offered on “free” Tuesdays (third Tuesday of the month). Please note that tours are not offered during the months of August and September.
Santa Anita Depot Tours
Tour the inside of this historical treasure with a knowledgeable docent and learn about what the depot was like when it was operational. Tours are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am-4pm, and Sundays 1-4pm.