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This exclusive, 1.75-hour walking tour explores the fascinating history of the Los Angeles Botanic Garden and Arboretum, focusing on the riveting legacy of Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin, a colorful, fortune-seeking land developer and businessman in the...more
This is one of my favorite places to visit. The gardens are beautiful! They have greenhouses, a waterfall, a lake, a rose garden & lovely paths to walk. On top of that, the have beautifully maintained historic buildings. The barn has carriages in it, &...More
My wife and I recently signed up as members of the Los Angeles Arboretum and every time we visit and walk around the magnificent grounds we see something new. New blossoms, birds, roses and trees to name but a few.
Yesterday we took the 45...More
If you enjoy exploring gardens of both familiar and strange vegetation, this is the place! There are literally miles of paths through a collection of trees, shrubs, flowers, and other living things to fascinate you. There is a tree that seems to occupy most of...More
What a fun place to visit and enjoy the beauty of Southern California! The gardens and grounds are simply stunning. In particular our family enjoyed the prehistoric jungle! The peacocks are a hoot too! They are everywhere and are both beautiful and noisy! Bring a...More
Advertised as a place where even locals come to decompress, the Arboretum is s wonderful place to wander or briskly walk for exercise. A bonus are the landscapes and gardens you can explore along the way. Lots of Australian trees live here because the climate...More
Brushing aside a flock of peacocks and peahens you get to see one of the great treasures of Los Angeles. It even has a "corpse flower" that blooms every year and can be smelled from blocks away. Kidding aside, its really a delightful place to...More
I am always amazed by the beauty of the Arboretum...a real gem located 137 acres in an urban area. Of course the tour is full of interesting details about Lucky Baldwin and our local history. I highly recommend it!
We visited the Arboretum on August 8,2015, and this walking tour was a highlight of our visit. Our guide Sharon was very knowledgeable about the Arboretum, the history of the Arcadia area, and Lucky Baldwin's colorful career. We were able to go inside the Queen...More