The Sinatra Project, August 1

Michael Feinstein devotes an evening to Frank Sinatra.

The Nature of Sculpture Exhibit Extended!

The art in the garden show has been so successful we’re extending it to October 21.

Summer Night Concert August 7!

The Alumni, veteran musicians all from Arcadia High School

Summer Nature Camp

Sign up now! June 8-August 7

Queen Anne Cottage

Exclusive tours Friday, Saturday & Sunday


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.  

Registration now open for Summer Nature Camp

The natural wonderland of the Arboretum is a perfect place for your children or grandchildren, ages 5-10, to enjoy summer.  One week-sessions, full and half day, from June 8-August 7.

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 […]

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 […]

Five Non-Thirsty Plants for Your Garden

Botanist Frank McDonough at the Arboretum suggests these showy, water-saving plants for your garden.

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 […]

Pasadena Artist Walter Askin talks about his sculpture.

“You’ve got to take a chance on doing something,” said iconic modern artist whose sculpture, The Sentinel, demonstrates this principle.  His art is part of The Nature of Sculpture show extended until October 21.

NEW! Browse 65 years of Arboretum publications online!

Our new digital archive gives you access to  articles that cover the development of the gardens, botanical description of plants, background on local history, arboretum staff, exhibitions, lectures, concerts and more!

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.

Water tip #1: Five showy, water-saving garden plants

Sedum angelina, above, is one of the five plants that will make a splashy statement in your garden with little water, according to Frank McDonough, the Arboretum’s botanical information consultant.

Peacocks love The Nature of Sculpture exhibit. You will too!

Enjoy our outdoor gallery displaying the work of more than 80 artists from northern and southern California.  Daily 9am-4pm through August 1.

Santa Anita Depot Tours

Tour the inside of this historical treasure with a knowledgeable docent and learn about what the depot was like when it was operational. Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday, 1-4pm.

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-Fridays and at 10:30am on Saturdays.

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