The Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden

July 20, 2012 — Leave a comment

Occupying the heart of the historic Rancho Santa Anita, The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a unique 127 acre botanical garden and historical site. Home to plant collections from all over the world, including many rare and endangered species, The Arboretum also houses outdoor historical landmarks representative of the major phases of California history.

Grace Kallam Perennial Garden

Beds of themed colorful blooming perennials and attractive foliage along intimate paths. Each bed has a color theme. The Purple-leaved redbud and the Chinese fringe tree shade the area.

Queen Anne Cottage

Constructed in 1885, this building is an ornate example of Victorian extravagance. Set in a lakeside landscape featuring perennial color and huge Blue Gum Trees. Be sure to look in the windows.

Garden for All Seasons

An interactive garden displaying wildflowers, herbs, and vegetables planted and cultivated by volunteers in the community. This garden is used as an outdoor classroom and demonstration area year-round.

Meyberg Waterfall

Planted with an array of attractive foliage, flowering plants, and a mix of hardy tropicals and temperate plants. This is a favorite spot for photography or just relaxing by the splashing water.

View a map of the grounds here.

Garden Wildlife

The Arboretum is also an animal sanctuary. In addition to The Arboretum’s famous peafowl, visitors will see species of resident and migratory birds, aquatic creatures, as well as numerous species of small reptiles and mammals.

Tram Tours

The tram offers you a front row seat to The Arboretum’s five botanical sections: Africa, Australia, The Americas, The Asiatic, and the Historic Circle. The tram travels from the Madagascar Spiny Forest, a collection of succulents with twisted trunks punctuated with needles, to the soaring vista on Tallac Knoll, surrounding you with the beauty and wonder of The Arboretum’s collection of over 18,000 plants.

Gift Shop and Peacock Cafe

The gift shop houses a fine selection of new gift items and seasonal plants as well as succulent arrangements and crafts handmade by Arboretum volunteers. And, they offer peacock-themed note cards, feathers, hand fans, and T-shirts. Many items, including mugs and tote bags, can be found with the Arboretum logo. They have gardening and nature books for all ages. Sign up for a The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden Membership, and get 10% off your purchases.

The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a rich historical site that includes Native American, Rancho Period, and late 19th century treasures. In addition to concerts and tours, they offer activities and events that cater to every audience. View their events calendar here.

WHAT: The Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanical Garden
WHERE: 301 North Baldwin Avenue | Arcadia, California 91007
WHEN: Open daily 9 am – 5 pm

CONTACT INFO: (626) 821-3222

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: Adults $8, Students and Seniors $6, Children Ages 5 – 12 $3, and Children under 5 free
  • Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Admission free on the third Tuesday of the month (No tram on these days)
  • Cashiers can accept payments of cash, and personal checks from California
  • There are NO CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS at this time
  • The tram costs $4.00 per person and operates Saturday and Sunday at noon; 1, 2 and 3 p.m. The schedule is subject to change so please call in advance of your visit

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