Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Arcadia
(4.6/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
The L.A. Arboretum has flourished for over 60 years as an educational resource focusing on unique plant collections, book collections, and historic preservation.

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  • Very nice and quiet for photo taking and walking. Free parking. There was a no water in the lakes now. Not sure because of the season or other reason. 
  • This was a beautiful place to visit . It's very clean . If it was not near a busy street it would be very quiet and peaceful. Only thing not so good was that some water areas were dried up . 
  • The less visited but perhaps at least as beautiful botanical garden. Oasis of peace and quiet, highly recommended.
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  • Ive attended Taste of Arcadia for the past 2 years and both years I was able to enjoy a little bit of what the Arboretum has to offer. The peacocks roaming freely and the fountains beautifully gives you an amazing scenic flow. I can't wait to go when they have free days so I can actually check out the whole park!
  • LA Arboretum is a gem. If you've not been to a botanical garden, please do! This one is a beauty, has great walking paths, water features, peacocks and of course trees from the world round. My favorite time of year is springtime, the rose garden is spectacular and the peacocks are feeling love in the air, so are showing off. Kids love botanical gardens, too, so unless yours are wildebeasts, bring them, too.
  • This is a gem for lovers of flowers, cacti, succulents, and palms. Once a ranch, it now is home to numerous peacocks and some of the finest flora in Southern California. A great place to walk, sit, photograph, and simply enjoy magnificent sights. Check out the aptly named Peacock Cafe while you are there.
  • Beautiful Lush Greens and Scenery. This place is a Gem and Nature at its best. Love how all the Peacocks surround and gives energy in this place. The Botanical gardens are well maintained and staff are friendly and helpful. I have done my engagement shoots here and I get the very best romantic images. Overall, a Joy to visit. Watch out, Pokemon players will love this place!!!
  • In just quality-of-experience, I'd rank these gardens as slightly better than the Descanso Gardens and a fair step below Huntington. That said, for $9 admission, it's probably the best value of the three; it also has the best cafe (value-wise). It will probably take you about 3 hours to explore the place thoroughly.