We are excited to share our new five-year vision to ensure a dynamic and flourishing future for our beloved garden. We will work to enhance services for our community, restore Baldwin Lake and create rich, new garden experiences and educational opportunities, guided by the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan. See plan details.
Posted on June 23, 2017
Don’t miss Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective, an original production, that has received rave reviews. “Every detail has been taken into consideration and the resulting experience could well be the best theatre you’ll see this summer,” wrote Ellen Dostal of BroadwayWorld Los Angeles. She said the Santa Anita Depot site is “a beaut…that plays […]
Posted on June 21, 2017
The natural wonderland of the Arboretum is a perfect place for your children or grandchildren, ages 5-10, to enjoy summer and learn about eco-science. One week-sessions, full and half day, from June 5-August 4.
Posted on June 10, 2017
The Arboretum, with its many butterfly hubs, is now on Monarch Watch’s national list of certified Monarch Waystations. Monarch Watch is a nonprofit educational outreach program that focuses on the monarch, its habitat and fall migration. A waystation provides resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration.
Posted on April 17, 2017
The prestigious 2017 award recognizes the Arboretum’s “proactive” historic preservation. The L.A. Conservancy described the Arboretum’s Cultural Landscape Report as a “vital document” that “summarizes the history of the site, allowing for greater understanding of how to identify and protect these resources.” We thank the Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation for its support of this project. […]
Posted on March 27, 2017
Peacock Day is dedicated to the bird which makes a visit to the Arboretum a special experience. Our peacocks are in their full plumage now. Join us for a day of art, science and fun: walks, discovery trail, children activities and Indian food and music in recognition of the peacock’s country of origin, India.
Posted on March 24, 2017
Members enjoy a special preview of the Spring Plant Sale on Friday, March 24. Shop early for tomato and other plants at the Gift Shop Patio 9am door buster: The first 30 shoppers will receive a free gift. Enjoy a Virgin Bloody Mary while you shop between 10am and 1pm.
Posted on March 22, 2017
A stately Tasmanian blue gum, planted some time in the late 19th century, is among the most magnificent trees at the Arboretum. Sadly, the tree must is being removed this month due to age and disease. To celebrate its long life, art will be created from the historic tree. Reprising the Arboretum’s Forces of […]
Posted on February 14, 2017
With another storm or two approaching this weekend, you’ll likely be taking cover inside. Why not learn about harvesting rain water for your garden? Crescent Farm uses a variety of water harvesting techniques for its sustainable gardens. A quick primer about the techniques used at Crescent Farm is a click away.
The joys of thumbing through seed catalogs are nicely captured by Willy Blackmore in his “Letter of Recommendation: Seed Catalogs” in The New York Times. Have a read, it’ll bring a smile whether you’re a gardener or not.
Posted on February 6, 2017