Around the World in 127 Acres: Meet the Arboretum’s Plant Collections
Saturdays – see below for dates
10 - 11:30am
$5 member/$7 non-member per class
Please call 626.821.4623 to register or you may pay at the class.
Meet in the Arboretum Library / Rain or shine
This class is held in the garden, and requires some walking throughout the collections.
The Arboretum’s collection of over 18,000 accessioned plants is roughly divided into five geographic sections, two greenhouses, and several other specialty collections and exhibits. Botanical information consultant Frank McDonough will take you out onto the grounds to learn more about these fascinating & extensive collections. Be sure to wear comfortable, rugged shoes, a hat and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty - and bring drinking water.
October 16 - Arboretum Edibles: Take a tour of some of the Arboretum’s eminently edible plants
October 23 - World Wide Weavers: An introduction to the uses, history and anthropology of the fabric producing plants that grow at the Arboretum.
November 13 - Pyromaniac Plants: A look at fire ecology and what plants do to survive and thrive in areas that are prone to frequent conflagrations.
November 20 - World Wide Wood: Discover the many timber-producing trees from around the world that are in the Arboretum's collection.
December 4 - How low can they go? A look at plants at the Arboretum that use the least amount of water.
December 18 - ‘Frankenplants’: Manipulating the genetics of plants hasn’t always been as sophisticated as it is today, but the consequences of making a mistake have always been great. We’ll look at the history and consequences of mankind’s genetic manipulation of the plants around him as represented by specimens at the Arboretum, and examine the history of agriculture as it relates to you, the food you eat, and the plants you put in your garden
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007-2697