Sunday, September 16, 2012

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, located in Arcadia, California,  covers 127 acres, and contains over 12,000 different plants from all over the world, including rare and endangered species.

The grounds are just beautiful.  There are several different gardens to visit, including the Grace Kallam Perennial Garden, where each bed has a different color theme, and the Garden for all Seasons, which contains wildflowers, herbs, and vegetables which are tended by volunteers in the community.

One of the main features is the Queen Anne Cottage (pictured above).  It's an ornate Victorian building which was constructed in 1885.  The setting is lovely.  You can see it overlooks a lake that is bordered by magnificent weeping willow trees.
Another beautiful feature, is the Meyberg Waterfall.  It's a nice place to relax and enjoy the tropical plants and peacocks.

You'll want to make sure you visit the Prehistoric Forest and Baldwin lake.  A lot of movies have been filmed here, including Tarzan.

The gardens are open daily, except for Christmas,  from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Cost of admission is $8.00 for adults, and $3.00 for children.

Quick note:  Author, Virginia Wright, is a guest on my other blog, Mama Diaries.  She's giving away some copies of her books.  The contest goes until September 19th, so if you'd like, please stop by and visit.  


  1. The waterfall is pretty. I'd have a lot of fun there with my camera.

  2. Oh this sounds amazing...and not too expensive either:)

  3. Is that a saule pleureur? Oh yeah weeping willow trees.. I love em! Beautiful venue for a picnic even a garden wedding :)

  4. i would love the victorian house and hearing the falls!

  5. that place looks like a lot of fun and one to go back to often for variety. Love the waterfall

  6. Love the waterfall. My dream backyard would have one like this.