Los Angeles Arboretum


LA is known as a city with SO many freeways, so many concrete roads, so many cars on the road and not enough greenery. But there are certainly pockets of space where gardens bloom. I’ve discussed previously of Huntington Library and Botanical, one of my all-time favorite garden spots in Los Angeles to “get away” from the city. This time, I explore the Los Angeles Arboretum, a garden in Arcadia where peacocks just love to roam around freely.

The Arboretum had different sections dedicated to different gardens, such as aquatic garden, herb garden, tropical garden, etc. My favorite was probably the rose garden as it just reminds me of a garden in the countryside of England.


We wandered around the whole garden and was able to cover the grounds within a couple of hours and it makes for such a nice afternoon stroll. There is also a large lawn near the entrance where many people just hang out afterwards and soak in that California sun. Occasionally, the Arboretum does special events out on that lawn, especially during the summer, as they do ‘Summer Night Concerts’. A few years ago, I attended one of these summer night concerts when the LA Philharmonics were performing, and it was truly a fun music filled night.

If you’re visiting Los Angeles and have some free time, consider wandering around this garden!


  1. August 4, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    Oh wow! Would not have guessed that was in LA. I definitely agree, I usually associate it with grey, concrete or just dry landscape. Definitely will give this place a visit next time I am there.

    nat – dignifiable

  2. August 5, 2016 / 1:16 am

    I would have never known that LA had such a location. It must be a nice place to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life! Very beautiful indeed!

    Sally – DiagonSally

  3. August 5, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    As always, gorgeous photos! I really love that picture of the cactuses!

  4. August 8, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    Pretty spot! I definitely agree about LA not having much greenery, especially compared to where I used to live. I’m used to lush trees, plants and flowers everywhere in a large city. I love the rose gardens in LA and these photos are soooo pretty. Definitely a spot to check out when I am back in LA!


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