Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia

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Garden Historic Site
The L.A. Arboretum has flourished for over 60 years as an educational resource focusing on unique plant collections, book collections, and historic preservation. Grounds close daily at 5pm

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  • -Great landscaping -Types of garden setting -Unusual plants to discover -Great Benches to sit and relax with beautiful view of lawn and trees -nice cafe on premises -great for seniors and children -pe...  more »
  • Amazing place to wall around and enjoy with the little ones. I'm from another country and fisrt time I see the plans from there.. so much memories Came to my mind. Awesome place  more »
  • One of the best botanical gardens ever. Well worth the trip. Well maintained. All of the trees are labeled and usually grouped by geographical area. Highly recommended  more »
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  • Beautiful well-maintained nature walk with 2 historical landmarks: Queen Anne Cottage and Carriage House and Santa Anita Depot (the depot is only accessible on Tuesdays). There are art sculptures, gardens, ponds, unique trees, tropical flowers, rose garden, a beautiful fountain at its center in the midst of lush green lawn and a magnificent waterfall. Flora and fauna will take you away to other places and times - for example, trees from South Africa, Zen Observation Garden and Victorian house. Perfect outing for groups or with children. Visitor Center, gift shop, restaurant and ample free parking. Peacocks throughout; sometimes the males will pose for you!
  • ~Experience~ I go here to walk around and enjoy the scenery. There are gardens, landscapes, and ponds. I've seen turtles, rabbits, squirrels, ducks, and the beautiful peacocks! A lot of people take pictures and you'll see professional photographers too. They also have different events such as walks, workshops, and shows, etc. My daughter took an art class here and she enjoyed it. They also have a gift shop in the front that sells snacks, plants, candles, toys, books, jewelry, peacock feathers, etc. ~Food~ There is a Peacock Cafe that serves drinks, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and soups etc. You can enjoy the food at the indoor and outdoor seating. At our recent visit, in the middle of our walk, there was a cart selling ice creams; my daughter got a drumstick. ~Notes~ -Price: Adult $9.00 - Students (with ID)/Seniors $6.00 - Children (5-12) $4.00 under 5 free -Parking Lot (free)
  • I've been here two other times and this past visit was excellent. The gardens were so green, colorful and beautiful! It was the perfect time to visit since we had so much rain earlier this year - everything was just so lush. I took my two nephews here and they had such a great time exploring this place. They ran around the lush lawns and kept discovering little nooks to hide in. The day was overcast too, so that really helped since the other two times I've visited, it was just too hot to fully explore the grounds. We also ate at the Peacock Cafe. There were nice options for kids like quesadillas, tuna melts, and for me - a veggie burger. We also got fresh fruit, apple juice and chips - all very conveniently sold at the cafe. We sat outdoor and it was very pleasant. I'd like to return here to just take a long nature stroll through the different gardens.
  • My girlfriend and I are Arboretum members and we feel this is a wonderful location to support. They have so many wonderful programs were actually thinking about taking the yoga and Tai Chi at the park and we do go over and utilize the walking hours and they actually have jogging hours which don't work for me because I'm too busy stopping to look at plants. Is very wonderful staff there and as I've said there are learning opportunities in a bunch of areas that you might not think of. I would seriously suggest you go to the website and look. when is the things I want to do is check out the musical activities there which I have not yet had an opportunity to enjoy. But the events do it look like they're a lot of fun.
  • Such a lovely place to spend our Father's Day Afternoon! My Father and I walked through all of the beautiful gardens. Each section is like being in a different region of the world. A perfect place for sedentary walk to imbibe in the colors and scents of so many majestic, well loved trees and flowers. We are now members and will return many more times this year.