Sinatra Project Volume 2

Michael Feinstein, soloist, July 30

Summer Nature Camp

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Whiskey Sunday

The group performs traditional Irish tunes and ballads Friday, August 5.

The Gold Line

A convenient way to visit the garden

We have a theme song!

Garden Bliss

Yoga is one of the many classes we offer.

News

Pokémon Go brings game players to the Arboretum

The Los Angeles Arboretum is on the digital map of Pokémon Go, the hot new smartphone game that uses Augmented Reality.  Game players have been following the map to designated sites, so-called “gyms” and “Poké Stops.” within the Arboretum where they can earn points.  The Serpent Trail and the Rose Garden, for example, are designated “gyms.”

The Fish in Baldwin Lake

The fish you see in Baldwin Lake are predominantly the common carp, Cyprinus carpio. The carp, an exotic species from Europe and Asia, are remarkably tough fish. They thrive in low water depths, low oxygen levels, and high water temperatures. The drought has lowered water levels in Baldwin Lake, causing some visitors to be concerned […]

Why do peacocks rattle their feathers?

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.

The Gold Line makes it easy to visit any day of the week!

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 […]

Artist Michael Davis uses Arboretum motifs in Arcadia Gold Line Station art installation.

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.

Drilling for sediment samples to help restore Baldwin Lake

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.

Crescent Farm: Digging into the Arboretum Way of Getting Through Dry Times

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.

Sunset Magazine names the L.A. Arboretum one of the best botanical gardens in the West!

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.  

Library information in Chinese now online

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.

Pacific Horticulture’s in-depth look at two Arboretum collections

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 […]

Sheet Mulching July 30, a Crescent Farm Workshop

Learn to use cardboard and mulch to build fertile productive soil from Leigh Adams at this workshop Saturday, July 30 at 10am. This mulching technique is a proven method for removing a lawn or reducing weed load. Free with admission; members free; sponsored by the W.M. Keck Foundation.

You’re invited to Arcadia’s Water 101 Forum July 27

Jill Morganelli, the Arboretum’s Horticultural Supervisor, will be one of the featured speakers at the city forum Wednesday, July 27, 5:30-8:30pm at the Arcadia Library Auditorium. Space is limited so reserve a spot. The Arboretum is one of the sponsors of the program.

See all the visitors on their phones and tapping joyously!

They’ve probably just scored some Pokémon Go loot at one of the many designated “gyms” or “Poké spots” located within the Arboretum.  The new game encourages players to visit landmarks where they can virtually find and capture monsters and earn points.

Crescent Farm: See what all the buzzing is about

Our new Crescent Farm showcases modern and ancient water conservation practices and is buzzing with visitors of both the human and insect variety. This gallery of photographs provides a vivid introduction to the colorful and bountiful landscape.

Progress toward restoring our precious Baldwin Lake

Cloistered within the Arboretum, Baldwin Lake has managed to survive the rapid development of the San Gabriel Valley. Still, accumulated sediments and collapsing shorelines have dramatically reduced water depth, severely affecting the aquatic ecosystem and species diversity.

The Drought: Time to Step Up

With the current drought emergency, the Arboretum is taking our water savings to a new level.  We’re using new high efficiency irrigation systems, further reducing turf area, and demonstrating new and old water conserving strategies.  Learn more.

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