Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

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United States of America - California - Arcadia

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BGCI Member: No

ArbNet Accredited: Level IV

About the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

The Arboretum is a 127-acre botanical garden and historical site jointly operated by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Main Address:
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
California 91007 United States of America

Telephone: (626) 821-3222
Fax: (626) 445-1217
URL: www.arboretum.org
Primary Email: jim.henrich@arboretum.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Richard Schulhof, CEO
    Curator's Name: Jim Henrich, Living Collections Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1948
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 48 Hectares
  • Total Area: 51 Hectares
    Latitude: 34.1439049
    Longitude: -118.0511940
    Annual Rainfall: 457 mm
    Altitude: 167.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 20000
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 200000
    Number of Volunteers: 125

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Arranged primarily by biogeography. Also Tropical Greenhouse, Palm & Bamboo, Herb, Water-conservation, Madagascar Spiny Forest, Prehistoric Forest, Rose, Orchidaceae, Myrtaceae, Acacia (110 spp., 120 taxa), Aloe (32 spp., 32 taxa), Callistemon (21 spp., Ficus 54 taxa), Juniperus (130 taxa), Magnolia (76 taxa), Melaleuca.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes