NEW! Weekly Queen Anne Cottage tours

Exclusive, 1.45-hour, guided tours inside the historic cottage will begin Friday, December 5, at 10am. The tour is offered twice a day on Friday and Saturday, and at 1pm on Sunday.  Reservations required.  Learn about the fascinating legacy of Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin, who won and lost fortunes creating 19th century resort destinations in both Northern and Southern California.

Join our Saturday morning walking tour

The docent-led walking tour begins at 10:30am and provides an excellent introduction to and update about the Arboretum. Wear your walking shoes. Free with admission; members free

Got nutsedge? Tips for organic management

Jill Morganelli, Arboretum horticultural supervisor, shares non-chemical weeding techniques in this Los Angeles Daily News article by Sandra Barrera.

South African plant tour, Saturday, December 27

When most temperate plants are sleeping, South African plants are blooming in a blaze of reds, oranges and other warm colors. Learn about these architecturally interesting and water saving plant on a guided walk at 11am with Frank McDonough, Arboretum botanical information consultant.

Our beautiful fall color continues to amaze!

This might be the last weekend to see the spectacular fall display at its best at the Arboretum. Yellow-leafed Ginkgo should be peaking, so bring the kids for a day of leaf shuffling, leaf-angel making and the beauty of nature.The garden is simply stunning,  bathed in  autumn hues. To see some of the colors, click to see photos by Frank McDonough, the Arboretum’s botanical information consultant. We’re open daily 9am-4:30pm.

Fall color update

 

Tupelo treeThis might be the last weekend to see the spectacular fall display at its best at the Arboretum. Yellow- leafed Ginkgo should be peaking, so bring the kids for a day of leaf shuffling, leaf-angel making and appreciating the beauty of nature.  Take a look at Frank McDonough’s latest photos.
Last week: It’s looking about 70%-80% now, just waiting on the Ginkgo for that final, glorious burst of yellow-gold. Click here for this week’s photos.
Color is still coming along nicely; our red maples just exploded and the Liquidambars are on track to look pretty good. If we don’t get a driving, leaf stripping rain between now and Thanksgiving it looks this week may be one of our best this year. Click for Frank McDonough’s previous week of fall color photos.
Color is still coming along nicely; our red maples just exploded and the Liquidambars are on track to look pretty good. If we don’t get a driving, leaf stripping rain between now and Thanksgiving it looks this week may be one of our best this year. Click for Frank McDonough’s previous week of  fall color photos.

Last week: All around the Arboretum fall color is starting to subtlety appear. The first yellowing signs of color are showing up on California grapes, Crepe myrtles and many others. Some trees, like Nyssa (the Tupelo) and certain maples are at their peak while most like Ginkgo biloba and the Pin oak are about halfway to brilliance. Will this year be a ‘great one’? Hard to tell. Some conditions like low nighttime temperatures and high daytime temperatures have been present but others, especially moisture, have not.  Click here to see the photos Frank McDonough, Arboretum botanical information consultant,  took this week.

Japanese anemones blooming near Meyberg Waterfall

japanes anemones2014-11-04 09.54.51The beautiful flowers are worth a walk to the waterfall.

Only a few seats left for the Fall Color Tram Tour

Hurry and sign up for the November 22  fall color tram tour with expert staff guide, Jill Morganelli. Enjoy the splendor of fall foliage. The tram is almost sold out so please reserve a seat by calling 626.821.4623.

Get your costumes ready!

We celebrate Halloween in the garden!  Children ages 10 and under will discover what scary things hang out in the plants and trees. There will Halloween crafts and other activites.  Saturday, October 25; 10am-2pm.

Family Adventures: Bird Watching, October 18

Children of all ages will enjoy a Saturday morning looking up in the sky!  What bird is that? The entire family can learn about the basics of birding. Pre-registration required.

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301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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