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plumage secrets
Peacock courting rituals

its not dirt!

The science of soil

Saving ancient cycads

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From the ceo

Going Forward we celebrate improvements achieved under the 2011-2016

strategic plan (see at
New gardens exploring local food production and living
with drought
} The Garden for All Seasons, with its terrific ideas and
plants for the home food garden, from heirloom vegetables
to exciting new fruit trees.
} Crescent Farm, a living demonstration of water conserva-
tion practices, including soil building, great adapted plants,
and storm water capture and cleansing.
Preservation care for historic resources
} Restoration of the Bauer Fountain to refresh the vision
of artist Millard Sheets and landscape architect Edward
Huntsman-Trout for our signature entrance, as well as care
of the Queen Anne Cottage, Coach Barn and Rose Garden.
Enhanced educational resources
} A transformed library, to better enjoy Southern Califor-
nias only public collection devoted to gardening and plants.
} New school programs, soon to be pilot tested, that ad-

E ach season, and every day, time renders

change among our plants, whether emerging flowers
and fruit, or the latest work of an insect or pathogen.
Shifts in our landscape, as subtle as new leaves and
dramatic as a windstorm, remind us that the Arboretum
dress the latest science curricula, as well as the Childrens
Learning Patio, a new school facility planned for 2017.
And of essential importance, the plants
} Since the 2011 windstorm, thousands of new plantings
added to establish the next generation of our botanical col-
is vibrantly alive, never still. lections, with over 900 specimens planted in the past year.
Yet change is more than natural history; it presents both } The Engelmann Oak Grove, the largest in L.A. County,
challenges and opportunities as weve experienced over its future now assured through hundreds of protected
the past five years, and no doubt will face in the future. We seedlings and new trees planted.
begin 2017 with achievements made possible not only by This very partial list speaks to enhanced resources for
the vital partnership between the Arboretum Foundation our 10,000 member households and 390,000 annual visi-
and Los Angeles County, but by the outstanding commit- tors. To our members and donors, I express my deep ap-
ment of our members and donors. preciation for enabling the Arboretum to adapt and grow.
While a new strategic plan is now under development, Richard Schulhof, CEO

The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation

Founded in 1948, the Foundation 2017 Board of Trustees
has provided new gardens, President George Ball Betsey Tyler
extensive education programs, Dan Foliart Sean Cain Margaux Viera
Vice President Elizabeth Debreu Pamela Warner
and publications serving Southern
Leelee Clement Doughty
California. Today, the Foundation Karen Snider Houghton Robert E. Willett
Treasurer H. Clay Hap Kellogg IV
leads a broad community of William Lincoln
Susan Kranwinkle Honorary Trustees
members, volunteers and donors Secretary
Robert Barnes Mark Ledbetter George A. Brumder
in establishing the support needed Annette Castro Ramirez Burks L. Hamner
to realize the Arboretums potential Midori Katsura Resler Kenneth D. Hill, PhD
as a premier public garden and Emily Rosedale-Kousoulis G. Arnold Mulder, MD
educational resource. Charles L. Seitz, PhD Gilbert N. Resendez

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Exploring the
ARBORETUM w i n t e r /s p r i n g 2 0 1 7


4 News & Highlights

Member appreciation
month, Monarch
Waystation, Wild West,
POPS and more

6 COurtly rituals
Peacock plumage secrets

8 soil power
Science in the garden


20 people
21 donors
24 volunteer
Photos: Faery by Sylvia Rosenberger; Cycad by Frank McDonough



Ancient cone-bearing plants
Our extensive cycad collection takes us to a time long, long ago.

On the cover: This is a publication of the Los Angeles

A beautiful peacock at Arboretum Foundation. The Los Angeles
the Arboretum. County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
faery magic Photo by Frank McDonough is governed through a private-public
Kids and adults enjoy Masthead collaboration between the Foundation
an enchanted garden! Editor: Nancy Yoshihara and the County of Los Angeles through
art director: Carol Wakano its Parks and Recreation Department. 3

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Winter News & Highlights

We are a certified
Monarch Waystation!
The Arboretum, with its other butterflies. Well cel-
many butterfly hubs, is now ebrate the official unveiling of
on the national list of certified our Monarch Waystation
Monarch Waystations through certification with tours by
Monarch Watch, a nonprofit Bryan on Sunday, April 23, at
educational outreach program 11am; regular admission ap-
that focuses on the monarch plies; members free.
butterfly, its habitat, and its
spectacular fall migration. For
more than a year, Arboretum
gardener Bryan Burks, near
right, created and tended five
butterfly hubs within the gar-
den planting milkweed, but-
terfly bush (Buddleia) and other
plants to attract monarchs and

January is Love Potions Attention

Member from the Garden
Appreciation Walking Tour Artists
Known for its flavoring of The Arbore-
Month! Italian cookies and sausage, tum Library is

W e begin 2017 with a

special, month-long
thank you to our members
anise seed was also used
by the ancient Greeks and
Romans who believed the
holding an open
call to artists
who may be
for your continuing support. seeds could increase desire. interested in
Members who renew, rejoin They may have been onto exhibiting their
or purchase a gift member- A grand prize opportunity somethinganise seeds work in our new
ship enjoy these special drawing on January 31 have been found to influence art space. Librarian Susan
offers during January: of special Arboretum human hormone levels. Eubank will host two open
Double discount days at the goodies; What other plants might be houses in January for art-
Gift Shop, January 13 & 14; Plus a free gift (while considered evocative of love? ists of all media to view the
Special tram tour, January supplies last) for members Learn about love potions exhibit space and learn about
14, led by our knowledgeable who renew or purchase new during a pre-Valentines two shows planned for 2017.
plant information specialists; and gift memberships. Day walking tour led Peacock is the inspi-
Members Celebration Please use the form on by Botanical Information rational word for the first
Day, January 28, in the page 23 to join, renew, and/or Consultant Frank exhibit scheduled for March 1
Arboretum Library with purchase a gift membership. McDonough on Saturday, to June 30. The theme for the
refreshments and crafts; For more information February 11, at 11am. second planned for October 1
Weekly drawings with or questions call the Member- Regular admission applies; to December 30 is plants.
prizes donated by our local ship Office at 626.821.3233 members free. The Peacock The deadline for submissions
community sponsors; or visit Caf will be open for lunch. for both shows is February
11. A jury of art and plant
professionals will make the
Tomato Talk & Sale selections. Attend an open
house on January 14 or
Youve asked that our annual Tomato Talk and Sale January 28 from 1 to 4pm to
Monarch photos by Bryan Burks

be held on a weekend instead of Wednesday so more learn more. For details, visit
of you can attend. We listened! Weve moved the talk or contact
to Saturday, March 25, at 10am with Christine An- susan.eubank@arboretum.
thony of Renees Garden as our featured speaker. To- org or 626.821.3213.
mato plants will be on sale following her talk. The plant Previous library exhibits
sale will kick off on Friday, March 24, with a members have featured Karen
preview day. The Tomato Talk is free; sale Friday to Hochman Browns Kaleido-
Sunday, March 24-26, 9am-4:30pm, is free for mem- scopes, the Botanical
bers; regular admission applies for non-members. The Artists Guild of Southern
Library will be selling used garden and plant books. California, and a Multicul-
tural Weaving Exhibit.

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spring News & Highlights

Laurence Juber to perform for

Arboretum Benefactors

he Grammy award-winning Grammy. His solo arrangement of
guitarist will present a spe- The Pink Panther Theme earned
cial concert for Arboretum him a second Grammy.
Benefactors Sunday, May 21, 4-6pm His concert is one of the exclusive
in the Coach Barn. Fusing folk, events and special benefits enjoyed
jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, by Arboretum Benefactors, our
Laurence Juber is world-renowned highest level of supporters. Be-
for his multi-faceted performances come a Benefactor or upgrade your
using only one acoustic guitar. The membership and enjoy this special
two-time Grammy winner became concert. For more information about
internationally known as lead the Benefactor level, please contact
guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartneys Brittany Fabeck at 626.821.3237 or
Wings with whom he won his first


Arboretum Foundation
and hosted by Mario
Lopez, will help raise
funds to preserve the
Arboretums magnificent
architecture and historic
structures. The event
will take place on the
lawn of the Queen Anne
Cottage and Coach Barn
Lucky with dinner, an auction
The stage coach returns! Baldwin Poker and games. There will
Ride into Wild West Day on Saturday, May 6,
from 10am-4pm as we gather our western gear
Tournament be prizes for top winners.
For more information
for some roping, panning for gold and writing & Dinner or sponsorship
telegrams. Come on over for live music with the Saturday, June 10 opportunities, please
Shadow Mountain Band, food and horses. The Celebrity host Mario Lopez visit: arboretumgets
Coach Barn and Santa Anita Depot will be open Tickets available soon;
to visitors. For an additional fee, tour the The first Lucky Baldwin #LAArboretum
Queen Anne Cottage or take a stagecoach ride! Poker Tournament, GetsLucky; LuckyPoker
presented by Los Angeles

Ready for the Pasadena POPS!

The orchestra, led by conductor Michael Feinstein, begins its popular Saturday concert series June 17. Arboretum members
receive 10% off regular ticket prices. For details and tickets visit

Broadway: The Golden Age Michael Feinstein Sings Swing

June 17 July 29
Michael Feinstein, conductor Celebrating Swing,
the Rat Pack and more!
Juber photo by Michael Lamont

Music from Jersey Michael Feinstein, soloist

Boys and Beyond! Larry Black, conductor
July 15
The Midtown Men: Four Stars from Gershwin & Friends
the Original Broadway Cast of August 19
Jersey Boys Michael Feinstein, conductor
Larry Blank, conductor
Universal Favorites
September 9
Michael Feinstein, conductor 5

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as a
When it comes to courtship, male peafowl do their amorous best to attract a mate
with a whole lot of shaking and rattling of their spectacular plumage. Yet most peacocks
face lifetime rejection by very choosy peahens. Why? By nancy yoshihara

Roslyn Dakin has to the majority of other peacocks that did not mate at
fond memories of all. Peacocks typically spend a lot of time trying to
watching Patrick Swayze attract females only to be shunned by choosy peahens.
at the Arboretum. Not Just what makes a peacock attractive to a peahen? Is
the actor, mind you, but that impossibly awkward train actually a mechanism
an even more handsome that triggers something in females to seek the fittest
guy struttin around male to father their offspring?
with a come on that Peacocks are interesting because their trains are so
earned him the moniker exaggerated and seem to serve no purpose that would
of the Dirty Dancing be favored by natural selection, explained Roslyn, who
star. Who you ask? earned her PhD in 2013 and is now at the University of
A peacock! The incredible natural beauty, officially British Columbia. If anything, the train might make it
tagged as No. 69 on his leg band, caught her attention harder for a peacock to survive because it takes energy
during her three-year doctoral research on peafowl, to grow the feathers, which, in turn, can make him an
Pavo cristatus, at the Arboretum. easy target of predators. But how does the train func-
We saw him mate around 20 times each year, 2008, tion in attracting hens?
2009 and 2010, she said in an interview. Compare that Roslyn found at least part of the answer at the

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Peacock Day
Roslyn Dakin PhD will be the fea-
tured speaker Saturday, March 25,
at our Peacock Day celebration.
The comely birds are such an es-
sential part of the Arboretum ex-
perience that we felt they deserve
some special attention. Learn
about their amazing habits and
natural attributes from Roslyn,
who will share her research in a
special presentation at 3pm. Were
peacock crazy all day as youll see
at our art exhibit, in our avian-
inspired activities for children,
and of course in the birdy items in
the Gift Shop. The Peacock Caf
will serve Indian food in honor of
the country of origin of the pea-
fowl. Regular admission applies;
members free; the lecture is a fee
event, details at

During her extensive peacock research at the Arboretum, Roslyn Dakin, opposite and above, spent hours observing peafowl.
Despite a peacocks rigorous display of his vibrant feathers, top photo, the hen appears oblivious to his overtures.
The male mating champion discovered during the Canadians three-year study was the peacock nicknamed Patrick Swayze
seen above with Roslyn, who is trying to catch a hen. When all goes well, a peachick!

Arboretum, where the peafowl are likely descendants cocks maneuver themselves to present their feathers
of birds imported from India by Elias J. Lucky at specific angles to the sun, and that they use their
Baldwin in the late 1800s. dances to corral females into viewing them from those
To determine what attracts peahens, Roslyn and her angles. I suspect that over time, the peacocks may
team from Queens University in Ontario, Canada learn to present themselves in the best possible light,
tested whether the number and coloration of the pea- Roslyn said.
photos courtesy of roslyn dakin

cocks eyespot feathers affect his mating prospects. More importantly, she found that the peacocks with
Studying the birds at the Arboretum, they found that the most iridescent eyespots mated the most.
unless a peacock lost most of his feathers, the number So does the peacocks resplendent plumage help
of spots in his train did not affect his mating success. ensure the future of the species? Biologists speculate
If not the number, might the color of eyespots be the that the healthiest males may be able to produce the
come-on? Peacocks often shake their wings and sidle most spectacular iridescence.
up to females, sometimes even shuffling backwards If so, Patrick Swayzes ungainly but spectacular feath-
right into them, before they start vibrating their train ers could allow peahens to recognize and secure the best
feathers. possible genes for their young. From the perspective of
One of the most exciting things to come out of our a prospecting hen, he was proud as a peacock for good
work at the Arboretum was evidence that the pea- reason indeed. 7

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Crescent Farm

Enchancing drought resilience in a changing climate By Lynn Fang, MS

transforming organic compounds mulching, a process of layering

into nutrients available to plants. A cardboard, green waste and wood
little less than half of soil consists chips, produced giant stalks of
of mineral particles, a quarter is air, heirloom corn, with cobs over a
a quarter is water, and the remain- foot long, and often times up to 6-7
ing 5-10% is organic matter, which ears of corn per stalk. This kind of
describes any plant or animal mat- growth is virtually unheard of for
ter in decay, including plant roots, heirloom corn. Digging into the soil
biological organisms and humus, of the hgelkultur mound revealed
the end product of decomposition. rich clumps of dark, moist soil

It is this little slice of organic matter and many many earthworms.
hat vast abyss of that gives soil all of its life, structure Peeking beneath the bark mulch,
darkness beneath the and vitality, its ability to act as a we saw vast webs of vegetative
lush green plants and carbon sink (sequestering carbon fungal (mycelial) growth.
colorful blossoms has from the atmosphere), as well as its Despite the success of these
remained mostly a mystery for ability to retain water and mini- popular methods, there has been
many. Soil has been called the final mize irrigation. When we begin to little documentation on the actual
frontier of science, as we know understand the biological proper- affects on overall soil health. We
more about the oceans and of the ties of soil, we can nurture these sent soil samples of the hgelkultur,
cosmos than we do of the ground processes to work for us, helping bark mulch, lasagna mulch, and a
beneath our feet. Often overlooked us build resilient soils that reduce control comparison of unamended
as a simple thing with little to un- our dependency on pesticides and soil to the Cornell Soil Health Anal-
derstand, soil is gaining attention synthetic fertilizers. ysis Lab. It specializes in assessing
as one of the major keys to mitigat- At the Crescent Farm, experi- biological indicators of soil health,
ing climate change, as well as to mental soil-building processes including available water capacity,
growing opulent, verdant gardens such as lasagna mulching and organic matter content and ag-
during our historic drought. hgelkultur are used to conserve gregate stability (strength of soil
Soil is not dirt, is not dust, and is water, creating ecological fertility structure), among several others.
not simply a mix of minerals and for healthy blossoms and bountiful Overall, our three soil-building
chemicals. It is a dynamic matrix vegetables without the use of any processes vastly improved all soil
of lifebreathing, reproducing and pesticides or herbicides. Lasagna health indicators compared to the

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Webs of mycelial growth, opposite page,
Soil Building Process enrich soil and were found growing under
bark mulch, above right, in Crescent Farm.
100 Lasagne mulching, a process of layering
Percent Aggregate Stability

cardboard, green waste and wood chips,

helped produce giant stalks and large
80 ears of heirloom corn. Lynn Fang, who
conducted the soil study, shows off mulch.



Original Lasagna Bark Hgelkultur
Unamended Mulch Mulch

unamended soil. Essentially, add- hold more water and be more

ing organic matter to your soil will resistant to erosion.
improve your soils ability to retain Not all organic matter is
water and provide nutrients to created equal, as we clearly see
plants. Returning organic from this simple study. Mulch and
matter to the soil is absolutely key compost mixes can both be im-
to maintaining a thriving garden proved with the addition of bark.
in a changing climate.
Aggregate stability is a great
There is something special about
tree bark. It is the skin of the tree, Soil Science
integrative indicator of available which interfaces with the Curious about the detailed
water capacity, organic matter outside world, protecting the tree results of our study? Join our
and the strength of the overall from pathogens and other invaders. soil science class on Saturday,
soil structure. It measures the It is rich in microbial diversity, February 4, 10am-12pm.
extent to which soil aggregates especially fungi. This unique micro- Lynn Fang will talk about all
lynn fang photo by robin sease

resist falling apart when wet by bial community is most likely the of the soil health indicators
heavy rainfall. Strong soils have reason why the soil under the bark assessed in this study, as well
strong aggregates that remain mulch has enhanced water holding as interpreting soil lab tests
intact upon contact with water, capacity and aggregate stability. appropriate for your garden.
making them more resistant to Get the lowdown on re-min-
erosion. Our test showed that the Lynn Fang, MS, defended her masters eralizing your soil for optimal
bark mulch displayed the strongest on compost use in plant disease growth and nutritious veggies!
aggregate stability, indicating suppression at the University of Vermont. Register at 626.821.4623; $25
its unique properties that vastly She currently consults on soil and members; $35 nonmembers.
improve overall soil structure to compost through The Growing Club. 9

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The Prehistoric Forest

is home for most of the
Arboretums 90 species
of cycads such this
Dioon mejiae and the
Encephalartos ferox below.

Saving Cycads
The endangered ancient cone-bearing plants date
back to the Triassic and Jurassic eras. By james E. Henrich

he Arboretum has a University in 1979; and 4) the last large of cycads changing sex. A delicate
sizable collection of donation was arranged by Henry Soto balance of hormones is thought to
cycadsmore than 90 of through his Four Seasons Gardens nurs- control expression of sex and could
the 250-known species in 9 ery from a Beverly Hills resident in 1986. be altered by stress (transplanting,
of the 11 genera. Most can be found in The balance of the collection came from drought). Propagation is achieved
our Prehistoric Forest near Baldwin Lake. nurseries, USDA plant confiscations, primarily with seeds but offsets can
The oldest accession dates to 1955 for many individuals and botanical gardens. also be used. Seeds are ready to plant
a Dioon spinulosum. The heart of the Cycads are gymnosperms, along with when shed from the parent plant and
collection resulted from four major do- conifers, gnetums and ginkgos. They offsets propagate best when taken at
nations: 1) botanist Loran M. Whitelock bear naked seedsunprotected by an the beginning of the growing season.
was the first to donate in 1974; 2) a ship- ovary or fruit, but may be surrounded All cycads are endangered or threat-
ment from National Botanic Gardens of by a fleshy aril (as occurs with Ginkgo). ened in the wild and are protected by
South Africa, Kirstenbosch in 1976; 3) They had worldwide distribution during the Convention on International Trade
the largest donation was orchestrated the Triassic and Jurassic eras, but now in Endangered Species (CITES). Thus,
by Whitelock from professor Charles occur between 30N latitude and 35S international movement of cycads re-
Chamberlains collection at Chicago latitude. Most species are subtropical quires CITES documentation or a written
and a few are truly tropical. permit for countries not participating in
They have only two growth habits: the convention. The ideal conservation
arborescent (treelike, branched or method is to preserve plants in the wild,
unbranched) some to about 50 feet which is not possible for many cycads
and those with subterranean stems. due to habitat loss or destruction.
Some have tuberous roots or contractile However, the best alternative is conser-
Photos by frank mcdonough

roots, while those occurring on vation in the garden. The Arboretum,

nutrient-deficient soils have coral- like many botanical gardens throughout
shaped roots at or just above the soil the world, participates in conservation
surface with nitrogen-fixing cyanobac- efforts, preserving germplasm and using
teria, providing valuable nitrogen to the the plants as a tool to educate the public
plant. All species have pinnate leaves about habitat loss and conservation.
except for four which are bipinnate.
Female and male plants are distinct, James E. Henrich is Curator of Living
however there are several observations Collections at the Arboretum.


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health / wellness / gardening

New classes Tai Chi coupling the traditional

concept with contemporary physics
for your of potential and kinetic energy.
The sessions include striking,
mind, body throwing and submission

and garden! techniques. Master Chien, right,

was the 2014 Kung Fu Master
of USC-Pacific Asia Museum.
Mommy, Daddy, Easy to Grow Superfoods
Grandparents & Me Yoga Saturday, March 4; 10am-12pm
for children ages 2-4 Instructor: Loretta Allison
Tuesdays: January, February, $25 members; $35 non-members brain before leading a tour through
March; 10-10:45am You are what you eat! Learn about the garden and discussing ways
Instructor: Andrea Walsh easy-to-grow superfoods for South- to enhance brain function.
$35 per month members; ern California, adaptogenic herbs,
$45 non-members their health benefits and how to The Essential Edible Garden:
See page 12 for details. cook the superfoods. Loretta is an A peek at a new paradigm
edible plant expert, gardening con- Saturday, April 29; 12-1:30pm
Tai Chi sultant and community educator. Instructor: Kyra Saegusa
Winter Session 1 & 2 $25 members; $35 non-members
Spring Session 1 & 2 Cultivating a Healthy Brain Explore the rewards of an ecosys-
Thursdays; 9-10:30am Saturday, April 1 & June 3 tem-based edible landscape in this
Instructor: Master Arnold Chien 10am-12pm introductory workshop. This class
$35 per four-week session; Instructor: Dr. Robert Tager will lay the foundation for introduc-
$45 non-members $25 members; $35 non-members ing this holistic practice into your
Full schedule at Discover what your brain needs to garden and creating a sustainable
Tai Chi is a martial art based on the function at its peak. Neurologist verdant and beautiful food-produc-
theory of an ancient classic called and Arboretum volunteer Dr. Robert ing space. Kyra honed her craft as
I Ching. Based on this foundation, Tager will provide a brief introduc- a gardener and garden educator at
Master Arnold Chien created Kinetic tion to memory, learning and the the Huntington Ranch Garden.

Gardening Wild Suburbia: Learning to providing color, habitat, shade, and

Home Orcharding garden with native plants places for respite and celebration,
Saturday, January 28; 10am-12pm Sunday, February 19; 3-5pm that simply need less water and re-
Instructor: Steve Hofvendahl Speaker: Barbara Eisenstein sources because they are composed
$25 members; $35 non-members $8 members; $10 non-members of plants naturally adapted to our
The beauty of orcharding in South- Looking to transform your tradi- regional conditions. Scott is land-
ern California is that, with the right tional, high-water-use yard into a scape design and planning coordina-
planning and attention, you can peaceful habitat garden abounding tor at The Huntington in San Marino.
eat several kinds of delicious home with biodiversity? Barbara, author
grown fruit throughout the year! of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden Irrigation for the
This class will cover the species and with Native Plants, will discuss the Home Edible Landscape
varieties that do the best in our joys and challenges of tending a Saturday, May 27; 10am-12pm
region, and their different needs native garden. She is a research as- Instructor: Scott Kleinrock
Photo courtesy of Master Arnold Chien

for care and pruning. Steve ran the sociate and former horticultural out- $25 members; $35 non-members
TreePeople Fruit Tree Program. reach coordinator at Rancho Santa Spray or drip? In-line emitter or spa-
Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. ghetti tube? Manual or automatic
Soil Science for Home and valves? A well designed irrigation
Photos by frank mcdonough

Professional Gardeners No Sacrifice, Low Water Garden system can be a key factor to the
February 4; 10am-12pm Saturday, April 1; 10-12pm success of your vegetable garden,
Instructor: Lynn Fang Instructor: Scott Kleinrock and make a difference in being
$25 members; $35 non-members $25 members; $35 non-members able to supply the right amount of
See page 9 for details. Low water landscapes do not have water at the right time to grow
to be about tightening the belt. top quality home-grown favorites.
Learn how to envision spaces that Optimal approaches are different
accomplish everything you could for fruit trees, vegetable beds and
want from a garden including more integrated edible landscapes. 11

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kids & Family

Kids love Nature Camp

Imagine your child spending spring or summer break exploring the
lush gardens of the Arboretum, discovering the awesomeness of
nature, and having some old fashioned fun outdoors. Nature Camp
offers all this and more at one of Southern Californias most celebrated
gardens. All camp activities are led by instructors and guided by
counselors. Nature Camp is offered in the spring and summer. The
weekly sessions, Monday through Friday, are for children ages 5-11.
Registration is now open for spring and summer sessions. Please call 626.821.4623 to register.
For more information, contact Chris Orosz at 626.821.5897.

Photos: Nature camp by chris orosz; Botanical Adventures by Alka Kumar; Faery by Sylvia Rosenberger; LAEEF by James Kellogg/Tree People
Spring Nature Camp Summer Nature Camp
Session 1: March 20-24 Session 1: June 5-9 Session 5: July 10-14
Session 2: April 3-7 Session 2: June 12-16 Session 6: July 17-21
Session 3: June 19-23 Session 7: July 24-28
Session 4: June 26-30 Session 8: July 31-August 4
HOLIDAY BREAK: July 3-July 7

Full Day Half Day Daily

9am-3:30pm 9am-12pm; 12:30-3:30pm $70 members per day
$325 members per session $165 members per session $75 non-members per day
$360 non-members per session $180 non-members per session
10% sibling discount 10% sibling discount
T-shirt included T-shirt included
Extended Care: Mornings 8-9am: $25 members; $30 non-members; Afternoons 3:30-5pm:
$30 members; $35 non-members. For more information, please contact Chris Orosz at Chris.Orosz@ or 626.821.5897. Call 626.821.4623 to register for Spring Camp starting in January!

Botanical Adventures
An enrichment class for children 4-6
10:30-11:30am; Mondays, February 6-27; March 6-27; April 3-24
Instructor: Alka Kumar; $100 per month members; $110 per month
non-members; $30 drop-in per day, includes materials

W e begin
our exciting
of plant exploration
with learning about
the amazing world of Mommy, Daddy,
plantsthe weird, unique
and bug-eating ones.
Grandparents & Me Yoga
Children ages 2-4; 10-10:45am; Tuesdays,
Children will learn about
January 10-31; February 7-28; March 7-28
plant habitats, growth, Instructor: Andrea Walsh; $35 per month members;
function and life cycles. $45 per month non-members; $15 drop-in per day
They also will explore
spice and herb plants. This class provides a wonderful opportunity
Students learn through for parent or grandparent and child to bond and have
fun, hands-on creative fun while learning to focus the mind and to breathe
activities! Kids create deeply for good health. Young children have a short
take home arts and attention span but they can learn to do natural pos-
craft projects too. tures such as the child pose with the greatest of ease.
All these skills can be life-long assets for your child.

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Join us for our
annual EGG-Exceptional
event for kids of all ages.
There will be egg hunts
and egg scrambles, make

Faery Fun Time

and take-home activities,
prizes, Jamba Juice and
the Peacock Caf! Baskets
will be provided. Mark
your calendar for some Saturday, April 29, 9:30am-12:30pm; $10 for members (adults
EGG-Exceptional fun on
Saturday, April 15, 9am-
and children); $15 for non-members (adults and children)

12pm. Arboretum members he faeries encourage us to go outdoors. The outdoors will
can beat the crowds by rejuvenate your spirits and your heart will take wing! Join the faeries
taking advantage of special
from A Faery Hunt up close in an interactive walkabout in the enchanted
early entry privileges
between 8 and 9am. Fee
gardens of the Arboretum. The faeries will bring you stories of faery magic and
for childrens activities, flowers, with dancing, singing and fun. Children are encouraged to come in their
regular admission applies. favorite costume. Groups and parties are welcome! This event is amusing and
The activities fee is $3 fun for the whole family, children ages 2-10 and the young at heart. Stay and have
per child for members; $5 your lunch at the Peacock Caf and have a full day of faery fun at the Arboretum.
per child non-members. Call 626.821.4623 to purchase your tickets now.

Spring Into Green!

Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair
Saturday, March 11, 9am-3pm; free with admission; members free

Join us as several thousand through hands-on workshops and

families, educators, scouting groups in-booth presentations. Other event
and students from all over the Los activities include sustainable food
Angeles area come to network with local sampling, tours, multicultural music,
environmental community resources. science scavenger hunts, art activities,
You will learn about lifestyle solutions eco-friendly demonstrations and
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january at the Arboretum

Instructor: Steve Hofvendahl Santa Anita Depot Tours

For details see page 11. Tuesdays & Wednesdays,
Lovely Aloes 10am-4pm; Sundays, 1-4pm
Walking Tour Members free; free with admission
Saturday, January 14; 11am KIDS & FAMILY
Members free; free with admission Bookworms: A
Docent-Led Walking Tours
Guide: Frank McDonough, Botanical Storytelling Program
Tuesday-Friday, 10am
Information Consultant Whats underground? Roots!
Saturday, 10:30am
Learn about the variety and Wednesday, January 11 & 18
Members free; free with admission
beauty of our aloes. These water- Saturday, January 14
saving plants have architecturally Thursday, January 26
10:30am ART
interesting features.
Members free; free with admission Art Workshop
Artists Open House Children ages 3-6 enjoy nature Mondays, January 30-March 20
Saturday, January 14 & 28; 1-4pm stories and a take-home craft. 9:30-11:30am
The Arboretum Library is holding $40 members; $50 non-members
an open call to artists. MOMMY, Daddy, This self-directed workshop
For details see page 4. Grandparents & ME YOGA (no official instructor) provides
Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 a supportive, encouraging
Baiko-En Bonsai 10-10:45am environment for artists.
Kenkyukai Show & Sale Instructor: Andrea Walsh
Saturday & Sunday, For details see page 12. NEW! OIL PAINTING
January 21 & 22 Saturdays, January 14-
10am-4:30pm FAMILY BIRD WALK February 18; 1-3:30pm
Members free; free with admission Saturday, January 14; 8-10am; $69 members; $79 non-members
Baiko-En Bonsai Kenkyukai $5 general public; Arboretum Instructor: Ron Pettie
Society will present the only show and Audubon members free; Capture the beauty of nature! We
of deciduous, miniaturized trees children 12 and under free will guide a beginner to draw and
in the United States. Guide: Julia Ray from paint with confidence. Advanced
Pasadena Audubon Society students will be able to paint
Southern California The walk is open to all ages and all independently at their own pace
Camellia Show levels of birding. and choose their own subjects.
Saturday, January 28; 1-4:30pm All materials are included.
Sunday, January 29; 9am-4:30pm Guerrilla Gardening with
Members free; free with admission Native Plants BOTANICAL ART
See and enjoy different Saturday January 21; 10am-12pm & ILLUSTRATION
varieties of lovely camellias. $10 per child for members; $12 per Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31
child for non-members; 10am-2pm
GARDENING pre-registration required. $275 members; $295 non-members
Learn about California native Instructor: Cristina Baltayian
Thursday Whats plants and the benefits of planting The classes will explore color
Happening in Gardening them. Make seed balls. pencil, graphite, pen and ink and
Winter session, 8 weeks
watercolor on various papers,
January 12-March 2
COLLECTIONS vellum and other surfaces.
$140 series; $25 per class Plant Information
Full schedule at Wednesday, January 4; 1:30-3pm HEALTH & WELLNESS
January 12; Matt-Dell Tufenkian Members free; free with admission Tai Chi
Propagating pelargoniums Frank McDonough, Botanical Thursdays, January 26, February
January 19; Lili Singer Information Consultant 2, 9, 16; 9-10:30am
Gardening with our tiniest birds Topics TBD; visit Instructor: Master Arnold Chien
January 26; Jo OConnell For details see page 11.
Australian native plants Reading the Western
Landscape Book Club YOGA IN THE GARDEN
Crescent Farm Workshop: West of Eden Tuesday evenings,
Lawn Alternatives by Jean Stein January 10, 17, 24, 31; 5:30-6:45pm
Saturday, January 21; 10am Wednesday, January 25; 7pm Thursday mornings,
Members free; free with admission Free January 5, 12, 19, 26; 9:30-10:45am
Reimagine your lawn with interest- Leader: Susan Eubank, $35 members; $45 non-members;
ing, vibrant alternatives! Explore Arboretum Librarian $15 drop in, per day
cool- and warm-season grasses. The group explores the portrayal Instructor: Candyce Columbus
of western North American Class begins with a 10-15
Home Orcharding landscape in fiction, non-fiction minute warm-up followed by a
Saturday, January 28 and poetry. rejuvenating traditional Indian
10am-12pm For details visit Hatha yoga practice session.

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february at the Arboretum
February 19; Harold Koopowitz Explore the Arboretum at night
Understanding color in flowers and see nocturnal animals.
Pacific Rose Society February 26; Danny Finkelstein
Annual Auction & the Valley Hive Family Night Hike
Saturday, February 4; 9am-5pm Beekeeping Adventure
Members free; free with admission for children 7-12
The Pacific Rose Society hosts Crescent Farm Saturday, February 18
its annual auction of hard-to-find, Workshop: Swales For time and fee see above.
unusual, new and direct-from- Saturday, February 18; 10am
growers rose plants. Members free; free with admission FAMILY BIRD WALK
Learn about designing, building Saturday, February 11; 8-10am
Love Potions from the and maintaining swales.
Garden Walking Tour COLLECTIONS
Saturday, February 11; 11am Wild Suburbia:
Learning to garden Plant Information
For details see page 4.
with native plants Wednesday, February 1
Mushroom Fair Sunday, February 19; 3-5pm 1:30-3pm
Sunday, February 12; 10am-4:30pm For details see page 11. Topic TBD; details at
Members free; free with admission
RAISED BED GARDENING Reading the Western
Los Angeles Mycological Society
WITH FARMSCAPE Landscape Book Club
(LAMS) holds its annual Wild
Saturday, February 25 East of Eden, part 1 by
Mushroom Fair that will include
10am-12pm John Steinbeck
demonstrations on growing, cook-
$25 members; $35 non-members Wednesday, February; 7pm
ing and identifying mushrooms.
Instructor: Matthew Geldin Santa Anita Depot Tours
GARDENING Raised bed essentials: Right soil, Tuesdays & Wednesdays,
manual and automatic irrigation 10am-4pm; Sundays, 1-4pm
Whats Happening techniques, garden planning and
in Gardening seasonal tips. Docent-Led Walking Tours
Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23
Tuesday-Friday, 10am
COOKING Saturday, 10:30am
$25 per class
February 2; January Nordman FRESH; CELEBRATING
The nature of permaculture THE TABLE ART
February 9; Rebecca Tufenkian Steven Mary OIL PAINTING
Gardens of downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, February 8; 3-5pm Saturdays, February 25-April 1
February 16; Brandon Walker $50 members; $60 non-members For details see page 14.
Irrigation overview For details visit
February 23; Susan Eubank BOTANICAL ART &
Library resources for gardeners KIDS & FAMILY ILLUSTRATION
March 2; Edwina Pellikka Bookworms Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28
Plant-based fabrics and dyes Theres a whole world For details see page 14.
of plants out there
Soil Science for Home & Wednesdays, February 1 & 15 GARDEN NIGHT
Professional Gardeners Saturday, February 11 PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
Saturday, February 4; 10am-12pm Thursday, February 23 Saturday, February 25
For details see page 9. 10:30am 7:30-10pm
For details see page 14. $30 members; $40 non-members
New California Landscape Instructor: Frank McDonough
Saturday, February 11 Botanical Adventures Night offers unique photographic
10am-12:30pm Monday, February 6, 13, 20, 27 opportunities in the garden.
$25 members; $35 non-members For details see page 12.
Instructor: Jill Morganelli, Arbore- HEALTH & WELLNESS
tum Horticultural Supervisor MOMMY, DADDY, Tai Chi
Learn about water-maximizing Grandparents & ME YOGA Thursdays, February 23,
garden design, construction, irriga- Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28 March 2, 9, 16
tion systems and plants. For details see page 12. For details see page 11.
Sunday Whats Happening Family Night Hike YOGA IN THE GARDEN
in Gardening Adventure Tuesday evenings,
Sundays, February 12, 19, 26; for children 6 and under February 7, 14, 21, 28
1-3pm Saturday, February 4 5:30-6:45pm
$25 members; $35 non-members 5:30pm-7:15pm Thursday mornings,
February 12; Nick Hummingbird $10 per child for members; February 2, 9, 16, 23
Hahamonga Nursery $12 per child for non-members 9:30-10:45am

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march at the Arboretum
explore the progress of California- Reading the Western
EVENTS Landscape Book Club
friendly wildflowers we planted
Monrovia Rock Hounds last fall. Habitat building and mead- East of Eden, part 2
Show & Sale ow maintenance will be discussed. by John Steinbeck
Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5 Wednesday, March 29; 7pm
9am-4:30pm Sundays Whats Free
Members free; free with admission Happening in Gardening For details visit
Gems, minerals, fossils, geodes Sundays, March 12, 19; 1-3pm
and jewelry will be displayed at $25 members; $35 non-members Santa Anita Depot Tours
this annual gem and mineral show. March 12; Christine Anthony Tuesdays & Wednesdays,
Planning your summer garden 10am-4pm; Sundays, 1-4pm
Los Angeles March 19; Matt-Dell Tufenkian
Environmental Scented geranium garden Docent-Led Walking Tours
Education Fair Tuesday-Friday, 10am
Saturday, March 11; 9am-3pm Plant Propagation Saturday, 10:30am
Members free; free with admission Saturday, March 18; 10am-12pm
For details see page 13. $25 members; $35 non-members ART
Instructor: Laramee Haynes BOTANICAL ART &
Ikebana International Propagating your own plants can ILLUSTRATION
Show & Sale be a rewarding and truly green
Saturday, March 18; 11am-4:30pm Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28
hobby. Making cuttings, divisions 10am-2pm
Sunday, March 19; 9:30am-4pm and planting seeds can be
Members free; free with admission For details see page 14.
surprisingly easy.
Different schools of Japanese flow-
er arrangement will be represented
COOKING: Photography Class
from classical to naturalistic to
FRESH; CELEBRATING Saturday, March 11; 3-5:30pm
avant-garde at the two-day show.
THE TABLE $45 members; $55 non-members
Smith Brothers Restaurant Instructor: Frank McDonough
Great Tomato Talk &
Spring Plant Sale Wednesday, March 8; 3-5pm Frank McDonough will share basic
Friday-Sunday, March 24-26 $50 members; $60 non-members and advanced instruction on
9am-4:30pm For details visit landscape photography using the
Members free; free with admission Arboretum as a subject and a
For details see page 4. KIDS & FAMILY
Peacock Day Bookworms GARDEN NIGHT
Saturday, March 25 peacocks ! PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
Members free; free with admission Wednesdays, March 1 & 15 Saturday, March 25
For details see page 7. Saturday, March 25 7:30-10pm
Thursday, March 30 Instructor: Frank McDonough
10:30am For details see page 15.
For details see page 14.
Thursdays Whats ART WORKSHOP
Happening in Gardening Botanical Adventures Mondays, March 27-May 15
Spring session: March 9-April 27 Monday, March 6, 13, 20, 27 9:30-11:30am
9:30am-12pm For details see page 12. $40 members; $50 non-members
$140 for series; $25 per class For details see page 14.
Full schedule at MOMMY, DADDY,
March 9; Kathy Musial Grandparents & ME YOGA
Tuesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28 HEALTH & WELLNESS
Less common Australian trees
at The Huntington 10-10:45am New! Easy to Grow
March 16; Matt-Dell Tufenkian For details see page 12. Superfoods
Landscaping with herbs and edibles Saturday, March 4; 10am-12pm
March 23; Frank McDonough FAMILY BIRD WALK Instructor: Loretta Allison
Five things that will completely Saturday, March 11; 8-10am $25 members; $35 non-members
blow your mind about trees! For details see page 14. For details see page 11.
March 30; Joe Brosius
Spring blooming plants
Session 1: March 20-24 Tuesday evenings,
Crescent Farm Workshop: For details see page 12. March 7, 14, 21, 28; 5:30-6:45pm
California Meadow Thursday mornings,
Saturday, March 11; 10am Collections March 2, 9, 16, 23; 9:30-10:45am
Members free; free with admission Plant Information For details see page 14.
Spend a spring morning in a beauti- Wednesday, March 1; 1:30-3pm
ful meadow at Crescent Farm! We Topic TBD; visit

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Botanic Gardenplease call 626.821.4623
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winter/spring 2017 to register.

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april at the Arboretum

EVENTS Pollinators, Butterflies,

and other insects
American Ceramic Society- FRESH: CELEBRATING Saturday, April 22; 10am-12pm
DC Festival and Gift Show THE TABLE $10 per child for members;
Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2 Bruce Kalman of Union $12 per child for non-members
9am-5pm Pasadena and Knead For children ages 7-12.
Members free; free with admission Wednesday, April 5; 3-5pm
Enjoy unique, handcrafted, whimsi- For details visit
cal and one-of-a-kind artwork from
Southern California clay artists. GARDENING Plant Information
Wednesday, April 5; 1:30-3pm
No sacrifice, Topic TBD, details at
Santa Anita Derby Day 5K
low water garden
Saturday, April 8; 8am
Saturday, April 1; 10am-12pm Western Landscape
For details see page 11. Book Club
LOCAS: The Magic Maggie
Whats Happening & Hopey Stories by Jaime
Spring Iris Show & Sale
in Gardening Hernandez
Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9 Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27
9:30am-4:30pm Wednesday, April 26; 7pm; Free
9:30am-12pm; $25 per class
Members free; free with admission April 6; Jill Morganelli Santa Anita Depot Tours
The Southern California Iris So- Favorite places in the Arboretum
ciety presents tall bearded, small Tuesdays & Wednesdays,
April 13; Laura Bauer 10am-4pm; Sundays, 1-4pm
bearded and aril-bred irises. Design with native plants
April 20; Laramee Haynes Docent-Led Walking Tours
Egg-ceptional Tuesday-Friday, 10am
April 27; Leigh Adams Saturday, 10:30am
Saturday, April 15
For details see page 13. Water harvesting design
Intro to Plant BOTANICAL ART &
Daylily Show & Plant Sale
Identification ILLUSTRATION
Saturday, April 15: 9am-4pm
Friday, April 7, 14, 21, 28 Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Sunday, April 16; 9am-3pm
1:30-4pm For details see page 14.
Members free; free with admission
$60 members; $70 non-members
The Southern California Hemero- OIL PAINTING
Instructor: Frank McDonough
callis & Amaryllis Society show Saturdays, April 8-May 13
Learn about plant classification and
features educational displays, For details see page 14.
how to identify plants by genus.
demonstrations and bulbs for sale.
Crescent Farm Workshop: GARDEN NIGHT
Rose Show & Sale PHOTOGRAPHY class
Saturday, April 22; 1-5pm Saturday, April 29; 7-10pm
Saturday, April 22; 10am
Sunday, April 23; 9am-4:30pm For details see page 15.
Members free; free with admission
Members free; free with admission
Crescent Farms plant selections
The Pacific Rose Society hosts one
attract bees, bird and butterflies. HEALTH & WELLNESS
of the largest rose shows.
Healthy Brain
Butterfly Hubs KIDS & FAMILY Saturday, April 1; 10am-12pm
Walking Tour Terrariums and For details see page 11.
Sunday, April 23; 11am Greenhouses
Members free; free with admission Saturday, April 1; 10am-12pm Tai Chi
Guide: Bryan Burks $10 per child for members; $12 per Thursdays, April 13, 20, 27,
We unveil our official Monarch child for non-members May 4; 9-10:30am
Waystation certification. Make your own terrarium to take For details see page 11.
home. For children ages 7-12.
ARTboretum The Essential Edible
Botanical Art Show & Sale SPRING NATURE CAMP Garden: A new paradigm
Friday-Sunday. April 28-30 Session 2: April 3-7 Saturday, April 29; 12-1:30pm
11am-5pm For details see page 12. For details see page 11.
Members free; free with admission
Our Botanical Art and Illustration Botanical Adventures YOGA IN THE GARDEN
students and our Art Workshop Mondays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 Tuesday evenings,
participants exhibit their work. For details see page 12. April 4, 11, 18, 25; 6-7:15pm
Thursday mornings,
A Faery Hunt Bookworms April 6, 13, 20, 27; 9:30-10:45am
Saturday, April 29 The Earth is our friend For details see page 14.
For details see page 13. April 5, 9, 22, 27; 10:30am

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may at the Arboretum

EVENTS GARDENING Reading the Western

Landscape Book Club
Wild West Day & Queen The New California Learning Las Vegas by
Anne Cottage Tours Landscape Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
Saturday, May 6; 10am-4pm Saturday, May 13; 10am-12:30pm Wednesday, May 31; 7pm
For details see page 5. $25 members; $35 non-members Free
Instructor: Jill Morganelli Leader: Susan Eubank
Geranium Society For details see page 15. For details visit
Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14 Crescent Farm Workshop: Santa Anita Depot Tours
9am-4pm Weaving/Basketry
Tuesdays & Wednesdays,
Members free; free with admission Saturday, May 20; 10am 10am-4pm; Sundays, 1-4pm
The International Geranium Members free; free with admission Members free; free with admission
Society, Los Angeles branch, Learn to use your bio-mass (plant For details see page 14.
presents this wonderful annual waste) to create garden structures.
display of geraniums. Simple weaving techniques can use Docent-Led Walking Tours
leaves as cordage, branches as trel- Tuesday-Friday, 10am
San Gabriel Valley Orchid lises, tomato cages, shade shelters Saturday, 10:30am
Hobbyist Auction and various long lasting leaves as Members free; free with admission
Thursday, May 18; 6-9:30pm weavers. Design and build compost For details see page 14.
Free structures, plant guards and soil
For details visit traps in your own Crescent Garden.
Cycads and ancient Irrigation for the home BOTANICAL ART &
plants at the Arboretum edible landscape ILLUSTRATION
Walking Tour Saturday, May 27; 10am-12pm Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23
Saturday, May 20; 11am $25 members; $35 non-members 10am-2pm
Members free; free with admission Instructor: Scott Kleinrock $275 members; $295 non-members
Guide: Frank McDonough For details see page 11. Instructor: Cristina Baltayian
Explore the Arboretums excellent For details see page 14.
cycad collection and other ancient KIDS & FAMILY
Bookworms: A Saturdays, May 20-June 24
Annual Epiphyllum Storytelling Program 1-3:30pm
Show & Sale Razzle, dazzle; Painting $69 members; $79 non-members
Sunday, May 21 the colors we see
Instructor: Ron Pettie
9am-4pm Wednesdays, May 3 & 17 For details see page 14.
Members free; free with admission Saturday, May 20;
Treat yourself to an enjoyable Thursday, May 25 ART WORKSHOP
time viewing these unusual and 10:30am Mondays, May 22-July 10
gorgeous flowers and learning all Members free; free with admission 9:30-11:30am
about them. For details see page 14. $40 members; $50 non-members
For details see page 14.
Descanso Chrysanthemum Wet Wrigglers
Spring Plant Sale Saturday, May 13; 10am-12pm GARDEN NIGHT pHOTOGRAPHY
Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22 $10 per child for members; Saturday, May 27; 7-10pm
9am-4pm $12 per child for non-members $30 members; $40 non-members
Members free; free with admission Learn all about worms, their role Instructor: Frank McDonough
Over 150 varieties of rooted in our ecosystem, and how they For details see page 15.
chrysanthemum cuttings will be can help us compost. For children
available at the show as well as ages 7-12.
perennial flowers and shrubs, and Tai Chi
vegetable plants. Thursdays, May 11, 18, 25, June 1
Saturday, May 13; 8-10am
Fee 9-10:30am
Santa Anita Bonsai Show
Guide: Julia Ray from Pasadena $35 members; $45 non-members
Saturday-Monday, May 27-29
Audubon Society Instructor: Master Arnold Chien
For details see page 14. For details see page 11.
Members free; free with admission
The Santa Anita Bonsai Society YOGA IN THE GARDEN
photo by Lou orr

will present trees trained to look Tuesday evenings,

like miniature forest giants with Plant Information May 2, 9, 16, 23; 6-7:15pm
trees up to four feet tall such as Wednesday, May 3; 1:30-3pm Thursday mornings,
maples, junipers and pines will be Members free; free with admission May 4, 11, 18, 25; 9:30-10:45am
on display. Instructor: Frank McDonough For details see page 14.
Topic TBD; details at

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june at the Arboretum

Hooded Oriole Collections

Plant Information
Wednesday, June 7; 1:30-3pm
Members free; free with admission
Instructor: Frank McDonough
Topic TBD; details at

Reading the Western

Landscape Book Club
Now and at the Hour
of our Death by Susan
Moreira, translated by
Julia Sanches
Wednesday, June 28; 7pm
Leader: Susan Eubank
For details visit

Santa Anita Depot Tours

Tuesdays & Wednesdays,
10am-4pm; Sundays, 1-4pm
Members free; free with admission
For details see page 14.
Docent-Led Walking Tours
Daylily Show & Plant Sale Crescent Farm Workshop: Tuesday-Friday, 10am
Saturday, June 3: 9am-4pm Horticulture Saturday, 10:30am
Sunday, June 4; 9am-3pm Saturday, June 17; 10am Members free; free with admission
Members free; free with admission Members free; free with admission For details see page 14.
The Southern California Hemero- Explore horticulture at Crescent
callis & Amaryllis Society sponsors Farm. Tour our choices for low
this annual show that features water lawn alternatives, Califor-
educational displays and demon- nia native ethnobotanical plants BOTANICAL ART &
strations. Bulbs will be for sale. of our local indigenous tribes, arid ILLUSTRATION
climate orchard trees and native Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27
Los Angeles wildflowers! Get ideas for your 10am-2pm
International Fern home landscape from our New $275 members;
Society Show and Sale California Landscape. Growing $295 non-members
Saturday & Sunday, tips will also be discussed. Instructor: Cristina Baltayian
June 10 & 11; 9am-5pm For details see page 14.
Members free; free with admission KIDS & FAMILY
Enjoy displays of ferns and other HEALTH & WELLNESS
exotic plants at their finest. Cultivating a
Weekly sessions begin June 5
Informative lectures are scheduled Healthy Brain
For details see page 12.
for both days with opportunity Saturday, June 3; 10am-12pm
drawings throughout each day. $25 members; $35 non-members
Bookworms: A
Storytelling Program Instructor: Dr. Robert Tager
PASADENA SYMPHONY & POPS For details see page 11.
Itchy, pokey, gooey, yucky:
Broadway: the golden age
Plant warriors
Saturday, June 17; 5:30-10pm YOGA IN THE GARDEN
Wednesday, June 14 & 21
For details see page 5 or Tuesday evenings,
Saturday, June 17 June 6, 13, 20, 27; 6-7:15pm
Thursday, June 29
10:30am Thursday mornings,
Butterfly Identification June 1, 8, 15, 22; 9:30-10:45am
Walking Tour Members free; free with admission
For details see page 14. For details see page 14.
Saturday, June 24; 11am
Members free; free with admission
Guide: Bryan Burks,
photo by Lou orr

Saturday, June 10; 8-10am

Arboretum gardener
$5 general public; members free
Join Bryan Burks on a discovery
Guide: Julia Ray from Pasadena
tour of our butterfly hubs
Audubon Society
and learn how to identify the
For details see page 14.
butterflies that visit.

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The Good Family-Living Up to Their Name

children and their spouses. on all aspects of plants, especially
The foundation is a fitting legacy botany and gardening. They hope
for George, who passed away in others will support the endowment.
2013. It was his idea to start the Mary, who grew up and still lives in
foundation. He and Marcia were Arcadia, fondly recalls that as a child
college sweethearts at Stanford she was an avid reader and loved
University. George went on to serve history and visiting the Arboretum.
in the Navy and earn a Stanford She describes the Arboretum as an
MBA. He started a company that amazing place that remains part of
designed, manufactured, imported her identity.
and sold giftware items. George I think the Arboretum is so many
and Marcia, both very busy people, things to so many different people,
found time to be involved in Mary said. Its an open space where
numerous non-profit organizations. people can just be in nature and

hilanthropy and giving back Long-term Arboretum supporters, have a breath of fresh air. Its a
were always part of George the Goods have always had an affin- place that reminds us of our his-
and Marcia Goods values. ity for the Library. They first funded tory. Its a place where you can go
When they launched the George and the conversion of the card catalog and learn, get information, and its a
Marcia Good Family Foundation in to an online version in 2006. Last place where friends go for concerts.
1997, the idea was to support orga- spring, their foundation provided People come for different reasons
nizations they cared about and to a two-year grant to assess, catalog some come just to walk.
encourage the family to participate, and preserve the Librarys rare book Mary and Marcia both recognize
says daughter Mary Good Lindgren. collection. Its oldest book dates back the Arboretum has a vital public-
Mary, the youngest of three sisters, to 1578: An English translation of A private partnership with Los Angeles
heads up the foundation and serves Niewe Herball, or Historie of Plantes County, and that private support is
on its board with her mother Marcia by Rembert Dodoens. critical to the gardens future. If we
and sisters Virginia (Gini) Good In 2016, the Goods also provided dont want these opportunities to go
Falconer and Kathleen (Kathy) Good seed money to launch a Library away, said Mary, then we need to
Podley. Today the family tradition Endowment. They see the Library as support and supplement what the
of giving continues with the next the great resource it isthe regions county can do. We need to do this
generationthe Goods six grand- largest, public collection of materials for the Arboretum!

Freddi and Dr. Kenneth HillLeaving a Legacy

What do you find when Trustee. His tenure included and the Arboretum thrive
you mix the Arboretum with serving as past president, for future generations.
the Pasadena POPS? Why and he will continue his You dont have to be
you find Freddi and Ken contributions as an Honor- wealthy people to make
Hill enjoying two of their ary Trustee. Meanwhile, a planned gift, said Ken.
favorite things gardens Freddi serves on the Pasa- You can take care of fam-
and music! The Altadena dena Symphony and POPS ily and still leave a little
couple has dedicated many board. Ken, in fact, was something for organiza-
years to supporting impor- instrumental in bringing tions you care about.
tant causes that enrich our the POPS to the Arboretum Freddi, who enjoys walks
community and enhance in 2012. in the Arboretum and has
cultural experiences. Generous annual donors enjoyed the FRESH cooking
Freddi and Ken, however, for years, Freddi and Ken classes, grew to love gar-
do so much more than lend recently decided to leave an dening after she met Ken,
photos by sylvia rosenberger

their financial support, estate gift to the Arbore- and together they maintain
they get actively involved. tum Foundation through a beautiful home garden there are environmental
Ken brought his business the Samuel Ayres Legacy featuring a rose collection, benefits. Gardens provide
acumen, MBA, and PhD, to Society (see box page 21). fruit trees, and beds for solace and allow people to
the Arboretum Foundation, Their favorite spot at the vegetables and herbs. rejuvenate in peace and
non-profit partner at the Arboretum is Tallac Knoll The Arboretum is such a natural beauty. Its just
Arboretum, and has just for its marvelous setting vital institution, said Ken. critical that we have places
completed his third term as and view, and their gift will People need a connection like this, and they need to be
an Arboretum Foundation help ensure that this vista to gardens and earth, plus preserved and supported.

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Celebrating Arboretum Benefactors
The Arboretum is grateful to its Benefactors and celebrates their critical role as the organizations highest level of
supporters. In recognition of their philanthropic support, which is key to advancing the Arboretums mission, Benefactors
enjoy special benefits all year long, including invitations to exclusive Benefactor-only programs, receptions, tours,
lectures and additional member benefits at the level chosen.

BENEFACTORS $10,000 Samuel Ayres Legacy Society
Christen C. & Ben H. Garrett
Family Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Carl L. Herrmann S amuel Ayres, a visionary who brought color and beauty to the arid landscape
of Los Angeles, was the driving force in the establishment of the Los Angeles County
Arboretum and Botanic Garden, a 127-acre urban sanctuary in Southern California.
Jeanie & Terry Kay
Susan & Doug Kranwinkle We are grateful to the following individuals and families who share Ayres vision of a
Dr. & Mrs. Charles Seitz great public garden and have named the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation in their wills or
Mrs. Karen Snider Houghton estate plans to ensure this important community asset flourishes for future generations.
& Mr. Jim Houghton
Corrine Abel Estate* Mr. & Mrs. Carl L. Herrmann The Tauer Family Trust*
Alyce & Warren Williamson
The Domenica M. Ashton Freddi & Dr. Kenneth D. Hill The Wilbur Estate*
Trust* The Holtz-Hechler Trust* *Legacy Gift Realized
Coleen & George Ball The Kallam Estate*
Marion Merrill Bateman Trust* Emma Menninger Estate* If you have named the
Mr. & Mrs. George Ball
The Richard Brandes Estate* Estate of Elza Meyberg* Arboretum Foundation in your
Annette Castro Ramirez
Estate of Mary Alex Oser Estate* will or estate plan, or if you
& Julio Ramirez
Charlotte Crumpton* The Palmer Estate* have any interest in exploring
Mrs. Elizabeth Debreu
Estate of Barbara Davis* Walter Riemann Estate* a planned gift, please contact
& Mr. Stanislas Debreu
The Onnalee Doheny Trust* Cynthia Anne Saxon Chief Development Officer,
Harvey & Ellen Knell
Cathy Gendron The Helen Shaffer Trust* Sylvia Rosenberger at 626.
Jerry & Terri Kohl
The Frances Clarine Richard Schulhof 821.3232 or sylvia.rosenberger
Ms. Diane Marcussen
Hard Estate* & Sandra Goodenough
& Mr. David Kristoff
The Slater Estate*
Gilbert N. & Terese G. Resendez
Mr. Nathan Watson
& Mrs. Ying Qiao Hee Ms. Erica Hahn Mr. & Mrs. Carl Cooper Mrs. Terry Seidler
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hirrel Ralph & Barbara Crane Sandy Snider & Kevin Kane
TALLAC KNOLL Gale Kohl & Rene Chila Ralph Crispino Dr. Jonathan Spanier
BENEFACTORS $3,000 Ms. Diana Leach Mr. & Mrs. Bryant C. Danner Michael & Peggy Stahlheber
Mr. Robert Barnes Mr. & Mrs. Anthony McMahon Mr. & Mrs. Edward de Beixedon Mrs. Peggy Stewart
& Ms. Deborah Klar Mr. & Mrs. Philip Miller Mr. & Mrs. Ron Downs Mr. Greg Stone & Ms. Cindy Vail
Leelee Clement Doughty Siby and Perry Minton Dr. John Doyle & Dr. Marie Csete Dr. & Mrs. Robert Tager
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Eisele Dr. & Mrs. G. Arnold Mulder Dr. & Mrs. Lincoln Fairchild Mr. Ted Tegart
Jim & Sue Femino Molly Munger Ms. Cathy Gendron & Ms. Jacqueline Epley
Mr. & Mrs. Danford Foliart & Stephen R. English Mrs. George C. Good Mr. & Mrs. L. Sherman Telleen
Freddi & Dr. Kenneth D. Hill Ms. Wendy Munger Mr. & Mrs. Frank Griffith Mr. Jake Trieu
Mrs. Midori Katsura Resler & Mr. Leonard Gumport Mr. Burks Hamner & Mrs. Mandy Huang
& Mr. Jeff Resler Mr. & Mrs. Rashad Raisani Sally L. Harris Dr. & Mrs. Mario Tse
Mr. & Mrs. H. Clay Hap Kellogg Charles & Eileen Read Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Holland Mrs. Christine Wei
Mark & Phaedra Ledbetter Susan Rzeppa Redpath Mr. & Ms. Curt Jacobsen & Mr. Jeff Chen
Mr. & Mrs. William Lincoln Mr. & Mrs. David Rogers Mr. Wang Jianmei & Ms. Joy Pan Ian & Barbara White-Thomson
Marcia Kay Radelet Sylvia & Paul Rosenberger Mr. Edward Kleinbard Bonnie Youngdahl
& Malissa Fairbrother Dr. Janice Sharp & Ms. Norma Cirincione
Mrs. Peg Rahn & Mr. Dane Hoiberg Dr. Edward Lax donor list
Mrs. Emily Rosedale-Kousoulis Mr. Vincent R. Talbot Mrs. Judy Lee & Mrs. Lin Ho Lee $50,000+
& Dr. Nick Kousoulis Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Techentin Mr. William Leslie The Rose Hills Foundation
Mr. Richard Schulhof Ms. Danzey Treanor & Mr. Mark Leslie
& Ms. Sandra Goodenough Andrew Vought Mr. & Mrs. Ken N. Lindgren $20,000+
Mrs. Betsey Tyler & Andrea Testa-Vought Elsa Macias & Rick Rivas-Plata Anonymous
Margaux & Ricardo Viera Dr. & Mrs. James Walters Mr. & Mrs. Stephen McDonald The Good Family Foundation
Mr. Edward Watson Mrs. Maria Way Mr. & Mrs. William F. McDonald
& Ms. Pamela Warner Mr. & Mrs. Matt Weaver Mr. & Mrs. Jim Meagher $10,000+
Robert E. Willett Ms. Marie Zimmerman Ms. Joan Michael Steinmetz Foundation
& Mr. Jim Mohr Mr. & Mrs. Lary Mielke
MEADOWBROOK Mr. Gerald W. Miller $1,000+
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Ames $500 Mr. Robert Muse Pasadena Garden Club
Mr. & Mrs. Guilford C. Babcock Anonymous & Ms. Diana Selland Mr. & Mrs. Steven Peralez
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Bell Dr. Dana M. Baldwin Mr. Stuart Nowinski Billy Watts
Mrs. Hannah G. Bradley Mr. & Mrs. Richard Barlow Mrs. Joan Oakes
Mr. & Mrs. Simon Burrow Ms. Suzanne Beatty Ms. Janet Rea $500+
Mrs. Carole Buss Mr. & Mrs. James S. Bennett & Dr. Edward Mittleman Bank of America
Mr. & Mrs. Mel Cohen Ms. Deborah Beveridge Ms. Frances Rehwald Mrs. Hannah G. Bradley
Peggy Dark Mr. & Mrs. Troy Bond Mrs. Suzanne Rheinstein Diggers Garden Club of
Mrs. Jane Z. Delahanty Mr. & Mrs. Craig Bonholtzer Lorraine & Ted Richter Pasadena
Bonnie Dexter Gibson Mr. & Mrs. George Brumder Dean & Jean Rosenberger Ms. Linda F. Donato
Ms. Cordelia Donnelly Mr. & Mrs. Mark Charvat The Russo Family Mr. & Mrs. Larry Haller
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$250+ Mr. George L. Cassat Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Perez & Mrs. Debbie Bishoff
Arboretum District of California Mr. & Mrs. An-Hsiung Chang Mr. & Mrs. William L. Plunkett Mr. & Mrs. James Yost
Garden Club, Inc. Mr. John Chen Richard W. Shaffer Mr. & Mrs. Ken Twomey
Mrs. Catherine Cheney Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Conrow Southern California Garden Club
& Mr. Barry Jones Mrs. Robin Corwin Mr. & Mrs. Kweilin Wang IN-KIND
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Grossman Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Gabel in Mrs. Frances Woodring Steve Aman
Ms. Anita Hirsh memory of Aida Wunk Ms. Cindy Yao & Mr. Mike Jinn Banco de Germoplasma
Linda Motschenbacher in honor Ms. Cathy Gendron Andaluz, Spain
of Ruth & Karl A. Wald Dr. & Mrs. Robert Gomez GARDEN SPONSORS Botanic Garden Ioulia &
Dr. & Mrs. William Opel Mrs. Dorothy C. Hoffman $300 Alexandros N. Diomides,
Sierra Madre Garden Club Mrs. Virginia T. Holzer in Shapiro, Stafford, Yee and Greece
Skibba Foundation memory of Rosalie Dunham Polonsky Oncology/ Botanical Gardens Tohoku
Ms. Siri Jespersen Hematology University, Japan
$100+ Mrs. Patricia H. Ketchum Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Martinez Botanick Zahrada Hortus
Anonymous Ms. Ann Kneedler Ms. Susan D. Martynec Botanicus, Czech Republic
Abajian Family in memory Mrs. Carol Libby Ms. Melanie McShane Botanischer Garten der
of Betty Johnson Ms. Shake Mamigonian in & Mr. Michael Hine Friedrich-Schiller-Universitt,
Skipper and Corby memory of James Brownfield Mr. Bob Mendoza Germany
Baumgarten Trust Mr. Weston Milliken Mr. & Mrs. Merrill L. Nash Botanischer Garten der
Boeing Mr. & Mrs. Lou Orr Mr. & Mrs. David B. Oberman Westfalische Wilhelms-
Ms. Billie V. Carlson Mr. & Mrs. Dennis N. Page Mrs. Jean Rowe Universitt, Germany

A Night to
Mr. Robert Barnes Mr. & Mrs. Gary Hoecker
Honor & Ms. Deborah Klar Ms. Valerie Hoffman
Peggy Dark Mr. & Mrs. Olin Barrett Ms. Cecillia Huang
Nearly 200 guests enjoyed Liz Baskerville & Ms. Angela Tsai
sumptuous cuisine prepared & Jeff McElearney Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Huang
and donated by The Kitchen Mr. & Mrs. James S. Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kagawa
for Exploring Foods. The Mr. & Mrs. Paul Bennett Celia Kalm
Arboretum is grateful to the Mrs. Christine C. Benter Mrs. Midori Katsura Resler
many supporters for making Mrs. Jill Berry & Mr. Jeff Resler
the new Childrens Learning Adele Binder & Gordon Binder Jeanie & Terry Kay
Patio a reality! Of course, our Dr. & Mrs. Vernon Bohr Mr. & Mrs. H. Clay Hap
deep appreciation goes to Mr. & Mrs. George Brumder Kellogg
Peggy Darkour Arboretum Toni Martinez Burgoyne Mrs. Carol Libby
friend and hero for making & Rod Burgoyne Mr. & Mrs. William Lincoln
the entire night possible. Mr. & Mrs. Sean Cain Mr. & Mrs. Ken N. Lindgren
Mr. & Mrs. John Caldwell Charlie MacPherson
SPONSORS Ms. Julie Campoy Robin & Andy Mandell
Tree Grove $10,000 Newspapers Mr. & Mrs. Eli Capouya Ms. Kathy Mangum
The Kitchen for Exploring Mrs. Peg Rahn Annette Castro Ramirez Ms. Mona Maple
Foods Charles & Eileen Read & Julio Ramirez Mr. & Mrs. William F. McDonald
Alyce & Warren Williamson Vicky & David Rogers Ms. C.S. Champe Mr. Bob Mendoza
Rose Hills Memorial Park Mr. & Mrs. Billy Chang Erin B. Mills
Shade Canopy $5,000 & Mortuary Mr. & Mrs. Shaun Chen Mrs. Phyllis Mozillo
Kellogg Garden Products Rotary Club of Arcadia Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Clark Dr. & Mrs. G. Arnold Mulder
Harvey & Ellen Knell Mr. Richard Schulhof Mr. & Mrs. Carl Cooper Andrea Nagata
Jerry & Terri Kohl & Ms. Sandra Goodenough Ramon C. Cortines Mr. & Mrs. Merrill L. Nash
Offsite IT Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Peggy Dark Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Novell
A. Techentin Ms. Bettie J. Davis Mr. Mark Ogden
GABION WALL $2,500 TetraTech Mr. & Mrs. Gordon de Lang & Mr. Brad Froehle
Gale Kohl & Rene Chila Mrs. Betsey Tyler Mrs. Elizabeth Debreu Judy Plunkett
Molly Munger Weaver Insurance & Mr. Stanislas Debreu Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Post
& Stephen R. English Wells Fargo Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Denham Marcia Kay Radelet
Tanabe, McMahon, Tanimoto & Ian & Barbara White-Thomson Direct Connection Mail & Malissa Fairbrother
Farmer Group-Merrill Lynch Joe & Marilyn Zeronian Leelee Clement Doughty George & Mary Regas
Mrs. Richard Econn Mr. & Mrs. William
Edible Garden $1,000 IN-KIND SUPPORTERS Mrs. Judith Epley P. Richards, Jr.
Arcadia Methodist Hospital Susan Delaney-Graphic Design Mr. & Mrs. Ron Evans Sylvia & Paul Rosenberger
Mr. & Mrs. Jules Buenabenta The Henry Wine Group Mr. & Mrs. Stan Farrar Santa Anita Park
Susan Chandler Joachim Splichal Don & Jackie Feinstein Mr. & Mrs. John Seiter
Photo courtesy of Outlook Newspapers

Catherine Tink Cheney Domaine de Cala Mr. & Mrs. Danford Foliart Dr. & Mrs. Charles Seitz
& Barry Jones MUSE/IQUE Ms. Shelly Foote Mr. Brent Sherman
Jim & Sue Femino Newport Meat Debbie Geller Mr. & Mrs. Marty Sklar
Bob & Kathy Gillespie Outlook Newspapers Beth Gertmenian Mrs. Peggy Stewart
Nancy & Michael Harahan Santa Monica Seafood Mr. Armando Gonzalez Ms. Danzey Treanor
HKG, LLP Certified West Central Foods & Ms. Brenda Berg Mr. & Mrs. Scott Ward
Public Accountants The Kitchen for Mrs. George C. Good Mrs. Maria Way
Huntington Hospital Exploring Foods Mr. & Mrs. Frank Griffith Mrs. Christine Wei
Knight Insurance Services Diane Grohulski & Mr. Jeff Chen
Susan & Doug Kranwinkle Donors Mrs. Katherine Haderlein Dr. & Mrs. Martin H. Weiss
Mark & Phaedra Ledbetter Joan Aarestad Carol & Warner Henry Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Wolf
Beverly Marksbury Mark & Pamela Algorri Mr. & Mrs. Carl L. Herrmann Ms. Marie Zimmerman
Plowman Family/Outlook Kenny & Linda Antonioli Freddi & Dr. Kenneth D. Hill & Mr. Jim Mohr

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Botanischer Garten Heinrich- Hobbyists Inc.
Heine-Universitt zu Dennis Satterfield
Gift Memberships
Dsseldorf Ms. Norma Scranton
Botanischer Garten Universitt Ms. Norma J. Smith Share the beauty of the garden and give the
Konstanz, Germany Spth-Arboretum der gift of an Arboretum membership!
Jeff Bradley Humboldt-Universitt zu An Arboretum membership makes the perfect gift
Mr. Neil Brown Berlin, Germany friends, family and loved ones will enjoy benefits year-
& Ms. Karen Hochman Brown Ms. Joyce Spencer & Mr. Clayton
Heather Brown Smith
round when they receive your gift of membership.
Ms. Lilli Burrow Mr. & Mrs. Robert Tirapelle Your gift is even more meaningful because it helps to
Joan Z. Calder Utrecht University Botanic support the Arboretums educational programs and
Sara Campos Gardens, The Netherlands to maintain the beauty of the garden. Arboretum
Suraj Chapman Petch Vatcharasumphun memberships also make great client, office and teacher
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Colley Mr. & Mrs. John E. Wickham gifts! To order gift memberships, call 626.821.3233 or
Conservatoire et Jardins Ms. Marie Zimmerman
visit our website at
Botaniques de Nancy, France & Mr. Jim Mohr
John Davis
Diana Donnellan HONORARIA NEW RENEWAL/ I.D.#____________ GIFT
Ms. Maureen Flaherty & MEMORIALS
fxLuminaire DUDHOWSKI INCLUDING Membership Categories
Giardini Botanici Hanbury, Italy MEMORIAL TREE
Giardino Botanico Clelia Durazzo Mr. Jon Dudhowski $45 Student/Teacher
Grimaldi, Italy & Mrs. Alexa Asjes
Bud Guillot
(admits 1 adult)
$55 Individual
Haralambos Beverage Company HITCHMAN INCLUDING
James E. Henrich MEMORIAL TREE (admits 1 adult)
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Hoecker Cindy Hitchman
Heather & Michael Holden $50 Senior(s)
Holden Arboretum, Ohio IN MEMORY OF (admits 2 seniors)
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, SUSAN KEIRN
The Netherlands Ms. Carol Dresben $75 Family
Huntington Botanical Gardens Mr. & Mrs. Larry Haller (admits 2 adults & children under 18)
J.C. Raulston Arboretum, Mrs. Louise Neiby
North Carolina $150 Garden Sustainer
Jardim Botnico da Ajuda, IN MEMORY OF MAJ. (admits 2 adults plus 2 guest & children under 18)
Jardim Botnico de Lisboa, MEIER, USAF INCLUDING $300 Garden Sponsor
Jardim Botnico do Faial, Mr. & Mrs. David Meier
(admits 2 adults plus 2 guest & children under 18)
Viera y Clavijo, Spain MERLO INCLUDING First Member Name (Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr.):
Jardn Botnico de Barcelona, MEMORIAL TREE
Spain Mrs. Linda Merlo
Jardn Botnico de Castilla-la _____________________________________
Jardn Botnico de la ROSETT INCLUDING Second Member Name (Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr.):
Universitario de Valncia, TREE DEDICATION
Spain Liz Thomas _____________________________________
Jardn Botnico de Torretes,
Jardn Botnico Universitario SANCHEZ INCLUDING
de Sierra Nevada, Spain MEMORIAL TREE _____________________________________
Jardin Botanique de Caen, Carole Bradford
Jardn de Aclimatacin IN MEMORY OF HSI City, State and Zip:
de la Orotava, Spain YANG TSAE INCLUDING
Jardin Exotique de Monaco, MEMORIAL BENCH _____________________________________
Monaco Mrs. Christine Wei
Jungle Jacks Plumeria & Mr. Jeff Chen Telephone: _____________________________
Suraj Khalsa
Mr. & Mrs. Bradford D. King, Jr. IN MEMORY OF E-mail Address:__________________________
Ms. Gerta Lind Ms. Ellen J. Ardman __________#Check payable to Los Angeles
Orto Botanico dellUniversit Ms. Marsha Keene
Arboretum Foundation (LAAF)
di Padova, Italy Ms. Joanne E. Sanders
Papaya Tree Nursery
James Perna The Arboretum appreciates
Visa MasterCard Discover Cash
Phantom Rivers Winery your support. Listed here are
Print Works donations received between Credit Card#:__________________________
Pure Order Brewing Company May 16, 2016 and October 31,
RACAIA 2016. Please call the Develop- Exp. Date:_______/______CVV:____________
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Non Profit
u.s. postage
Arcadia, CA
No. 528
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007

Visit for a listing of the latest news and events at the Arboretum.

Brainy Volunteer Get Involved

Volunteers provide hospitality, information and support staff in all areas of the
Dr. Bob Tager is a neurologist, garden. For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact Nancy Carlton
professor, artist (painter and at 626.821.3210 or
photographer), and a Los
Vols volunteer with a firm Become A Docent
commitment to the connec- No experience necessaryjust enthusiasm for plants, history and an eagerness to
tion between nature and learn and share the knowledge. Docents are needed to lead both adult and school
healthy bodies and minds. tours. As a docent, you will spend time learning about the Arboretums collections
He earned a BA in psychol- and local California history. Becoming a docent is a great way to meet new friends
ogy at UCLA, attended USC and become an integral part of the garden.
Medical School where he grad-
uated as an MD and then specialized in neurology. Getting Here
Bob spent the next 10 years as a neurologist The Arboretum is located in the city of Arcadia, just 2 miles east of Pasadena. Exit
on staff at both Methodist Hospital in Arcadia off the 210 Freeway on Baldwin Avenue and travel south. Or take the Gold Line
and Huntington Hospital in Pasadena before he ( to Arcadia where youll find a shuttle to the Arboretum. If you bike, racks
became medical director of Casa Colina Hospital are available at the Arboretum parking lot. Parking is free. Handicapped parking is
for Rehabilitation Medicine in Pomona. available.
When Bob and his wife resettled in Sierra Madre
in 2000 he began walking at the Arboretum, Peacock Caf
and eventually became a Los Vols field docent Tuesday-Sunday; 9am-4:30pm
leading adult walking tours. The Fresh Gourmet staffs the Peacock Caf and offers a varied selection of gourmet
Although officially retired, he continues to teach sandwiches, wraps, salads and special items from the grill. No picnics are allowed on
Introduction to Clinical Medicine at the USC Keck the Arboretum grounds, but picnic tables are available outside the main entrance.
School of Medicine. Bob has incorporated the For large parties and catering, call 626.446.2248.
Arboretum into the school curriculum by leading
groups of medical students on tours designed to hours and admission
focus on the many benefits of plants and the natu- Open daily 9am-4:30pm
ral environment. He will teach a new Cultivating a (Members enter at 8am)
Healthy Brain class for members and others at the
Arboretum in April (see page 11). Linda Moore $9 General Admission; Members Free
$6 Seniors, Full-time students
$4 Children 5-12
$5 Tram Ride (weekends only)

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