Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Situated on 127 acres in the city of Arcadia, CA, the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is not only a lush landscape with a rose garden, lake and and dozens of garden zones, it is also a historical site with more wild peafowl than I have ever seen in one place.

While there were mostly peacocks with the occasional peahens, they were everywhere; way up on the top of fifty-foot trees, atop other structures and wandering the grounds.

Another feature of this sprawling botanical garden are its historic structures. There is a Queen Anne style cottage that was constructed in the 1880’s, a matching Victorian coach barn with slats of cedar and redwood paneling covering the interior with original iron grillwork and the original adobe home from 1840, just to name a few.

Keep in mind when you visit that they are going through a few remodeling projects, mainly one of the entrances and some refurbishment of the adobe home and Queen Anne cottage, but in no way does this affect the overall experience of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Some additional highlights:

Rose Garden
Lake and Reflecting Pools
Early Bird hours for members only, allowing them to use the property as a jogging/walking trail

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