L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

301 N. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007- Map It
(626) 821-3222

AAA Editor Notes

L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, just s. of I-210 at 301 N. Baldwin Ave., encompasses 127 acres of trees and shrubs arranged by continent of origin. Highlights include tropical and begonia greenhouses, rose and herb gardens, the Meyberg Waterfall and an arboretum reference library. Of interest are the historic Queen Anne Cottage and Coach Barn, the Reid-Baldwin Adobe and the Santa Anita railroad depot. Within the boundaries of the arboretum is Baldwin Lake. The Prehistoric Forest includes plants and trees from rain forest areas of Central and South America and the Northwestern United States, as well as an inviting system of ponds that support aquatic plants. Exhibits include the Australian Serpent Trail, the Madagascar Spiny Forest and the Desert Display Garden. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
$9; $6 (ages 13-17, ages 62+ and students with ID); $4 (ages 5-12); free (third Tues. of the month).
Hours: Arboretum open daily 9-5; last admission 30 minutes before closing. Carnivorous and tropical greenhouses open daily 9-4. Guides generally conduct free 90-minute walking tours Tues.-Fri. at 10, Sat. at 10:30. Guided Santa Anita Depot tours depart Tues.-Wed. 10-4, Sun. 1-4. Closed Christmas.