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Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Description

Located in Southern California, the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a unique 127-acre botanical garden and historical site. Serving the over 300,000 annual visitors, the Arboretum is dedicated to cultivating our natural, horticultural and historic resources for learning, enjoyment and inspiration.

The Arboretum landscape is distinguished by its heritage, as told through historical structures and features. A reconstructed Gabrielino/Tongva Indian structure called kiy reflects the heritage of the original occupants of the land. Scotsman Don Hugo Reid acquired the 13,319 acres of Rancho Santa Anita from the Mexican government in 1839 and a year later built an adobe home on the site of today's Arboretum. The elaborate Queen Anne Cottage and matching Coach Barn were constructed on the grounds in the 1880s by the colorful and eccentric E.J. "Lucky" Baldwin. Both Victorian structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A Santa Fe train depot built exclusively for Baldwin and dating back to 1890 was relocated to the Arboretum grounds in 1968. The Arboretum has a number of historic trees and landscapes that are part of the plant collections.

Address
301 N. Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, California 91007-2697, United States,
34.143876 -118.050556
Telephone
626-821-3222
E-Mail Address
jim.henrich@arboretum.org
Website Address