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Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket. Does not include student ticket.


Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post educational field trip activities, trip organization and student ticket.


About the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, located in Arcadia, California, is a stunning and educational destination that offers visitors the chance to explore diverse plant collections and beautiful landscapes. The Arboretum is renowned for its extensive gardens, historical landmarks, and commitment to plant conservation and environmental education.

Historical Overview

  • Foundation: Established in 1947, the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden was developed on land that once housed the Rancho Santa Anita, a historical site with rich cultural significance. The Arboretum opened to the public in 1956.
  • Growth: Over the years, the Arboretum has expanded its plant collections, gardens, and educational programs, becoming a major cultural and horticultural institution that attracts visitors from around the world.

Key Features and Gardens

  • Historic Structures: The Arboretum features several historic structures, including the Queen Anne Cottage, the Coach Barn, and the Baldwin Lake. These landmarks provide a glimpse into the area's rich history and architectural heritage.
  • Themed Gardens: The Arboretum is home to a variety of themed gardens, such as the Tropical Greenhouse, the Aquatic Garden, the Herb Garden, and the Rose Garden. Each garden showcases different plant species and horticultural styles.
  • Meyberg Waterfall: A picturesque waterfall located within the Arboretum, providing a serene and beautiful spot for visitors to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.
  • Peacock Population: One of the Arboretum's most charming features is its resident peafowl population. These vibrant birds roam freely throughout the grounds, adding a unique and colorful aspect to the visitor experience.

Interactive Learning

  • Educational Programs: The Arboretum offers a wide range of educational programs for all ages, including horticulture classes, gardening workshops, nature walks, and lectures. These programs aim to promote environmental awareness and sustainable gardening practices.
  • Children’s Adventure Garden: This area is designed specifically for young visitors, featuring interactive exhibits and activities that encourage hands-on learning about plants, wildlife, and ecosystems.
  • Tours and Walks: Guided tours and themed nature walks led by knowledgeable docents provide visitors with in-depth information about the plant collections, garden design, and the history of the Arboretum.
  • Plant Science and Conservation: The Arboretum is actively involved in plant conservation efforts and scientific research. Educational displays and programs highlight the importance of preserving plant diversity and protecting endangered species.

Visiting Tips for Families

  • Plan Ahead: Check the Arboretum’s website for current exhibits, special events, and educational programs to make the most of your visit.
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sun protection, such as hats and sunscreen, as the Arboretum covers a large area with outdoor paths.
  • Bring Essentials: Bring water, snacks, and a picnic if you plan to spend a longer time exploring the gardens. The Arboretum offers picnic areas where families can enjoy a meal surrounded by nature.
  • Engage with Staff: Take advantage of the knowledgeable staff and volunteers who can provide insights and answer questions about the plant collections and garden features.
  • Participate in Activities: Encourage children to participate in the interactive exhibits and educational programs to make learning about plants and nature fun and memorable.


By visiting the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, students and families can immerse themselves in the beauty and diversity of the plant world, learn about horticulture and conservation, and enjoy a peaceful and enriching outdoor experience. The Arboretum offers a dynamic and educational environment that inspires a lifelong appreciation for nature and gardening.

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden

PriceFrom $19.00
  • Please use the information on this page (package type, venue name, price, etc.) to submit an order request with your school. Once your order is approved, your school will forward the request to us. We will then reach out to you with instructions on how to finalize your trip details and access accompanying resources. Once finalized, you will receive your e-tickets and any additional materials directly to your inbox within 1-3 business days. If you don't see our email(s), please check your spam folder prior to contacting us.


    To ensure a smooth process, it is generally recommended to submit your order with your school AT LEAST 10 business days prior to your trip date, unless you are booking a venue that requires more advanced planning. *Please be mindful of your school's processing times and plan accordingly.

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