On December 1, 2011 we awoke to massive destruction from the worst windstorm in recent history to strike the San Gabriel Valley. We lost 235 trees and more than 700 required corrective pruning. The Arboretum was closed from December 1 through Christmas day. This three-week period saw intense cleanup involving as many as 16 public […]
Posted on December 1, 2016
A recent comprehensive assessment of the Queen Anne 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 to provide the Arboretum with a planning tool to guide preservation management and ongoing care. Click to read the […]
Posted on November 13, 2016
Audiences enjoyed a fiendishly clever mix of three stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the Santa Anita Depot November 5 & 6, 3-5pm presented by the immersive theatre trailblazers Unbound Productions, the creative minds behind Wicked Lit and History Lit. Read all about the play in BroadwayWorld.
Posted on November 12, 2016
A weekend crowd of more than 1,300 gathered on Friday and Saturday in the garden to enjoy splendid installations of video and digital art by a group of acclaimed contemporary artists. Have a look at highlights in the photos by Ritual Photowork.
Posted on October 25, 2016
“The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia will become a cutting-edge art gallery when it presents Digital Nature” Friday and Saturday evening, writes Michelle Mills in a detailed article for the Southern California News Group. Exhibit curator Shirley Alexandra Watts explained, “I’ve always been interested in the intersection between technology and the […]
Posted on October 20, 2016
“It’s become more and more clear that life without trees is a lower quality of life,” tree guru Matt Ritter said in a talk to Arboretum members on Saturday. The professor of biology at Cal State San Luis Obispo explained trees buffer us from climate change, promote wildlife, create safer cities and promote happiness. Details.
Posted on October 3, 2016
Clues from prehistoric droughts and arid periods in California show that today’s increasing greenhouse gas levels could lock the state into drought for centuries, according to a study led by UCLA professor Glen MacDonald.
Posted on September 21, 2016
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 […]
Posted on September 20, 2016
The Arboretum Library has been busy in the last year acquiring 1,802 books of which 536 were e-books. Arboretum members can check the books out and have access to the e-books from any computer, smart phone or tablet. The books range from scholarly to popular about plants, wild or under cultivation, crafts and stories too.
Posted on September 1, 2016
The guide outlines proper water techniques based on your irrigation system. Any homeowner will find it useful to keep landscapes green and growing. The City of Arcadia produced the guide in cooperation with the Arboretum.
Posted on August 22, 2016