November 20, 2017
Start a new turkey day tradition: A walk in the garden with family and friends before or after the big Thanksgiving meal. Open Thursday 9am to 4:30 pm. The Peacock Cafe will be opened. There will be no docent-led tour at 10am and the Gift Shop will be closed. Regular admission applies; members free
October 2, 2017
Mixed-media artist Richelle Gribble’s Plant Systems exhibit includes drawings, hand-made puzzles and mixed-media paintings. Her work is derived from observations of living systems and their environment and inspired by ecosystems throughout the Arboretum. Opening daily; included with admission; members free
September 18, 2017
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.”
August 14, 2017
Plan to visit areas that are shady and cool! We have compiled a list of the seven coolest places in the Arboretum so that you don’t have to wait for cooler weather to visit. Check out our list of the seven coolest places in the garden.
August 8, 2017
Take a stroll up to Tallac Knoll and wander among our plumeria plants as they near full bloom. The flowers are beautiful and their scents intoxicating. You’ll love the tropical setting, which was the scene for a recent KTLA report about our Plumeria Day.
June 23, 2017
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.
April 17, 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.
March 27, 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.
March 25, 2017
A recent comprehensive assessment of the landmark Cottage was completed by Peyton Hall and his team at Historic Resources Group in Pasadena. Formally known as a Historic Structure Report, the assessment followed national preservation guidelines and developed a plan to care for the Cottage. We thank the Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation for its generous support of this study. Dextra Baldwin McGonagle (1901-1967) was the daughter of Anita M. Baldwin and the granddaughter of Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin. Click here to download the report.
March 22, 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.