Annual Members Meeting

Saturday, September 23, 9:30-11:30am


Yellow-fronted Canary

Arcadia Moon Festival

Celebrate Saturday, September 30, 6-9pm

Baldwin Lake

Restoring a magnificent gem


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, […]

Voting at the Annual Members Meeting September 23

The members present at the Annual Meeting will be asked to approve a short amendment of the Arboretum’s Articles of Incorporation. The Amendment will authorize the Board of Trustees to consist of from 9 to 39 Trustees. The Articles currently authorize from 8 to 15 Trustees. The current Board of Trustees recommends approval of this […]

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.

We are a certified Monarch Waystation!

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.    

Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award goes to the Arboretum!

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.

The Queen Anne Cottage: Planning its Future

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 […]

Members Preview Day for Spring Plant Sale Friday

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.

Celebrating an iconic tree: Art to be created from Baldwin eucalyptus

  A stately Tasmanian blue gum, planted some time in the late 19th century, is among the most magnificent trees at the Arboretum. Sadly, the tree must is being removed this month due to age and disease. To celebrate its long life, art will be created from the historic tree. Reprising the Arboretum’s Forces of […]

Forces of Nature II woodworking demo Sept. 23

Join Ontario Rockler Woodworking expert Bet Sherry-Veilleux as she displays proper techniques for turning & finishing a custom Celtic design handwriting pen. Saturday, September 23 1:30-3pm, included in admission; members free

Annual Members Meeting Saturday, September 23

Our guest speaker Linda Dishman, president of the Los Angeles Conservancy, will discuss historic landscapes Saturday, 9:30-11:30am. Members present will vote on an amendment to the Arboretum’s Articles of Incorporation. Enjoy tours, updates, family crafts and a light continental breakfast. Please RSVP.

Taste of Arcadia on Monday, Sept. 25 at the Arboretum

The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce annual fundraiser dishes up fare from 40 restaurants, live music and a no-host bar. Tickets at A portion of the proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation.

They enjoy tending the garden. Meet our summer interns.

Our interns learn about water conservation and sustainability at Crescent Farm from interpretive horticulturist John Latsko. He gives a lift to seat mate Nykael Williams, an intern from Cal Poly Pomona, and Tyler Drown, left, and Edwin Estrada, both Crescent Farm interns.

The Gift Shop is now open online for your convenience!

We’re offering a new Arboretum shopping experience! You’ll find online our popular Arboretum logo items as well as a variety of garden, home, and gift items. You’ll also find peacock motif items ranging from fans to stationery and everything in between.

Santa Anita Depot Tours

Tour the inside of this historical treasure with a docent and learn about what the depot was like when it was operational. Guided tours offered Sunday, 1-4pm; free with regular admission; members free.

Baldwin Lake: Restoring a Magnificent Gem

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

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.

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Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

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