This past Mother’s Day my family took me to the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden located in Arcadia. We had visited the gardens once before, but it was during the summer. I hadn’t seen it in the spring and boy was it awesome.
The first thing that strikes me about the arboretum is that it’s really quiet. It sits along the 210 Freeway, but you’d never know it as you stroll along the pathways underneath the trees. The second thing that strikes me is all the different kinds of plants that live in the arboretum. And they aren’t just the native California plants…there are plants from all over the world, including rare and endangered species! I think because we have such a versatile climate it makes it easy to grow all the wild and wacky flowers, bushes, and trees that exist on our planet. Open spaces, ponds, waterfalls, and various wildlife can all be found in this 127-acre site in the heart of the historic Rancho Santa Anita. Read more