What’s Blooming

In the pink with gorgeous trumpet trees

Birds to love

The garden is a wildlife sanctuary.

Peacock Day

Journey to India March 24

Baldwin Lake

Enjoy the beauty and tranquility.


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 […]

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, […]

The seven coolest places to see at the Arboretum

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.

Our plumeria grove is just gorgeous, a must see!

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.

Growing the Arboretum as an Extraordinary Place of Learning & Enjoyment

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.

Raised Bed Gardening Saturday, February 24

Matthew Geldin of Farmscape shares tips about selecting the right soil, manual and automatic irrigation techniques and garden planning for achieving abundant vegetable harvests from your raised beds. 10am-12pm; $25 members; $35 non-members

L.A.’s Blooming Tree Obsession Tour February 24

On this walking tour of the garden, Frank McDonough, the Arboretum’s Botanical Consultant, will explain how many of  Southern California trees are the result of efforts by a Los Angeles dermatologist. 11am included in admission; members free.

Docent-led Walking Tours

Enjoy the quiet of the morning and the wonders of the garden with a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Tours are offered at 10am Tuesday-Friday and at 10:30am on Saturday; included in admission; members free.

Looking for a new wellness program in 2018? Try ours!

Ever heard of Forest Bathing? It’s a very special nature walk based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku.  Research has shown that Forest Bathing reduces stress and blood pressure and bolsters the immune system.  Try it.  March 17, 8-10am; $25 members; $35 non-members.

Plant question? Ask our Expert at the Arboretum

We have the knowledge and experience to help you raise healthy plants. Frank McDonough, the Arboretum’s Botanical Information Consultant, answers questions from the public.

Shop online with us any time!

The Gift Shop is open online for your shopping convenience. You’ll find our popular Arboretum logo and peacock-motif items as well as a variety of garden, home, and gift items just a click away.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

Site Design by Kirk Projects