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Los Angeles Arboretum in Arcadia, California

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007
$9 admission,

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., subject to change

Peacock Day: Journey to India

March 24, 2018, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Dance and music from India 1230 & 2pm: Mayura Alarippu  A peacock inspired dance performed by Alpana Sreedhar | Akarshana School of Dance | Desi Girls, Rajasthani Folk Dance | Aalok Mehta, Sitar music
Bollywood performance Amna Dance & workshop 1-1:30pm
2-2:30 p.m. Kathak Kala Academy and Indian Performing Art Center
Peacock Walks 1:30pm
Kids crafts: 10am-3pm
Children Peacock costume parade dress in your peacock costumes! 12pm
Bookworms storytelling 10, 10:30 & 11am
Other activities
Indian food at the Peacock Café Indian arts, crafts and henna booth 1:30pm Peacock walking tour Peacock items for sale at the Gift Shop
Peacock Day is organized in collaboration with the Hindu Temple and Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of Indian culture.

When you gaze from L.A. Arboretum to the San Gabriel mountains, it is a spectacle somewhat reminiscent of another nearby garden at Huntington Library & Gardens in San Marino. However, Los Angeles Arboretum is focused on one thing -- gardens!  By comparison, the Los Angeles County Arboretum spans 127 acres, while Huntington Library Gardens are 120 acres in size.

The beauty of the LA County Arboretum is in its exhibits, its peafowl (peacocks) and entertainment in the gardens throughout the year such as the popular summertime dinner concerts. It also has tram tours which the Huntington Library & Gardens don't offer.

On rare occasion the Queen Anne Cottage (1885-86)  opens its doors for public tours, and is an historic treat to see.  For those who watch old TV sitcoms, look for it on the opening of Fantasy Island!


The arboretum's plants are grouped by geography with gardens for
Aquatic Garden
Asiatic-North American plants.
Demonstration Home Gardens
Garden for All Seasons
Herb Garden
Prehistoric and Jungle Garden Native Oaks
Palm and Bamboo collection
South African
South American

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