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Ikebana International Show & Sale this weekend

Don’t miss this exhibit of  exquisite floral arrangements representing different schools of Japanese ikebana. The displays, ranging from classical to naturalistic to avant garde, will impress and delight visitors. Saturday, March 17, 11am-4:30pm; Sunday, March 18, 9:30am-4pm; included in admission; members free

Environmental Fair Saturday Rain or Shine!

With our water shortages and unpredictable weather, we’re all dealing with a changing environment.  We share what’s trending when it comes to the most promising ways to preserve our precious planet.  Learn about lifestyle solutions at the Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair on Saturday, March 10, 9am-3pm.  Included in admission; members free. Rain or shine.

Early garden influencers: Capability Brown and Humphry Repton

Learn about these extremely important English landscape architects at a history talk Sunday, March 4, presented by Mitchell Hearns Bishop, the Arboretum’s Curator of Historical Collections.  He will give you the low down on these two gentlemen, whose work continues to influence garden design.  1-2pm, included in admission; members free

Poets in the Library!

Four of Los Angeles’ most distinctive and popular writers and performers, Brendan Constantine, Mary Alice Daniel, Nicelle Davis, and Olga Garcia, will explore the theme Landscape: Natural, Urban and Imagined Saturday, February 24, 2pm in a discussion moderated by Susan Lummis. Included in regular admission; members free.

Happy Lunar New Year!

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with a stroll through the garden with family and friends. Our pink trumpet trees are gorgeous and the peacocks are so handsome in their full plumage. The Chinese Lunar New Year weekend is a perfect time to visit. Our hours are 9am-4:30pm; regular admission applies.

Think pink for our Valentine’s Day

Our gorgeous blooming pink trumpet trees will put you in the mood for romance in the garden all week! The blooms are simply spectacular, not to be missed! Enjoy. The Peacock Cafe will be open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday.

What is Forest Bathing?

Our new wellness program: A special guided walk to experience the essence of nature based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku. Research has shown that Forest Bathing reduces stress and blood pressure, and bolsters the immune system. Something new to try in 2018! Fee class.

Enjoy the new art exhibit in the Arboretum Library

Artist Pamela Burgess’s  the naturalist’s desk: language+landscape exhibit opened January 27 and continues until June 23. The exhibit features a range of work in various media including drawings and poetry, sculpture and photography.  Included with admission; members free.

A record 435,000 visitors at the garden in 2017!

Our deep appreciation to all our members, supporters and volunteers for making 2017 another record year.  Thanks to you, our youth programs served 16,000 +students, construction on the new Children’s Learning Patio will begin soon and the Forces of Nature II art show was a very successful fundraiser. Year-end contributions are gratefully accepted and can be made online by clicking here.

Giving Tip for Donors over Age 70 1/2: For older IRA owners facing their annual required minimum distribution (RMD) obligations, did you know you can transfer up to $100,000 annually, tax-free directly from your IRA to a charity such as the nonprofit Arboretum Foundation. For more information about this program, legacy gift opportunities for the Arboretum’s future, or inquiries about becoming a Benefactor, please contact Chief Development Officer Sylvia Rosenberger at 626.821.3232 or

Yellow-fronted Canary spotted at the Arboretum

Birdwatcher and photographer Lou Orr shared what he discovered in the garden on Sunday. “Today I took these photos in the cactus garden.  This bird is a Yellow-fronted Canary, from Africa.  This is the first time I’ve seen this bird at the L.A. County Arboretum!  These birds were cage escapees a couple of decades ago, and have since established colonies in SoCal, mostly in Orange County.  This bird was seeking a drink of water.”


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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

Site Design by Kirk Projects