Los Angeles County Arboretum Visit
I had a wonderful visit to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, located in Arcadia, CA, just east of Pasadena. The 127-acre site is rich with cultural and natural history. The grounds are centered around ancient natural lakes, used by Native Peoples for thousands of years. Settled by Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin in 1875, the property traded hands many times until 1948, when it became part of Los Angeles County and began its transition to the beautiful park that it is today.
The arboretum includes wonderful examples of interpretive signs, outreach messages and education. One of its great attractions is the peacocks that wander freely throughout the property. Their calls and majestic plumage enchant visitors, as they patiently pose for photos at no charge.
The mission of the The Arboretum is to cultivate southern California’s natural, horticultural and historic resources for learning, enjoyment and inspiration. In addition to concerts and tours, they offer activities and events for every audience.
Docent-led walking tours are available daily and with reservations for large groups.
Regular admission is $9 adults: $6 seniors and student with ID; $4 children 5-12; Children under age 4 and members are free.
Learn more about this beautiful and historic gem in the heart of Los Angeles.