April 28, 2016
Find the answer in The New York Times. Dr. Roslyn Dakin and Dr. Suzanne Amador Kane collaborated on the study of peacocks that roam the grounds of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The goal was to develop a basic understanding of the shaking motion. which is a key part of courtship.
April 25, 2016
Nature’s infinite beauty is portrayed in exquisite detail in original work by our own Botanical Art and Illustration students, instructed by botanical artist Cristina Baltayian. Their air is on display April 29-May 1. Originals, prints, and cards featuring their art will be for sale to the public. Regular admission applies.
Meet the artists! Enjoy wine and cheese with the artists at a reception in the Oak Room at 1 pm, Saturday April 30.
April 21, 2016
The Beach Boys will perform at the 24th Annual Family Music Festival on Sunday, June 26 at 4:00pm. The Oak Ridge Boys will be opening the concert. Tickets, which are $35 for the general public and $30 for Arboretum members, can be purchased online. The festival is presented by the Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation.
March 15, 2016
The Gold Line now stops in our town of Arcadia, When you hop off the train at the Arcadia station, you’ll find a shuttle that will take you to the Arboretum in about 20 minutes or so. The Arcadia shuttle is free until June 15. This is the perfect time of year to visit the garden.
February 3, 2016
Public artist Michael Davis has created a series of pieces that reflect Arcadia, its history and community. The centerpiece is a free standing sculpture called Arcadian Zephyr featuring 16 movable weather vanes with birds, fauna and other elements inspired by the Arboretum. Horses depict the city’s racing legacy. Click to watch a video.
August 11, 2015
Scott Hettrick of Arcadia’s Best was at Baldwin Lake for the recent gathering of sediment samples, the first step towards potentially restoring Baldwin Lake to its one-time ecological and visual beauty and health. Drilling occurred in deepest parts of the popular Los Angeles County Arboretum attraction.
Larry Wilson, columnist for the Pasadena Star News. writes about how Crescent Farm water farmers are creating a new landscape in a Mediterranean way that works with both native (and other water-sipping) plants and innovative new conservation methods.
July 22, 2015
In selecting the top 15 “extraordinary botanical gardens” in the West, Sunset noted they are more than just pretty flowers. “They are also engaged in important work, showcasing and propagating endangered species and teaching visitors how to create striking home gardens using very little water,” Sunset said online.
January 30, 2015
The Arboretum Library has posted a page in Chinese full of helpful information about the garden books for adults and children as well as other resources.
January 29, 2015
The quarterly publication of the Pacific Horticulture Society has featured our Madagascar Spiny Forest and Engelmann oaks in two separate articles. Both were written by James Henrich, curator of living collections at the Arboretum. You can learn all about the history and plants in these collections. The details and photos are wonderful. Both articles as well as entire issues of the magazines are available online. Enjoy!