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“Good points but flagging in certain upkeep”

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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US$288.00*
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Los Angeles Arboretum City Tour
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Arcadia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Overall this was a worthwhile visit and of course the peacocks are annoying yet fun to see. The gardens/arbor can take some time to walk and probably a bit tough in the summer. In my opinion areas of improvement, especially for those botanically interested would be much better labeling of plants ( many tags missing or broken), with the inclusion of a touch of natural history, common uses of the plants, palms and trees. The greenhouse was a little sad, neglected not forgetting that CA is dryer climate and maybe takes more effort with some water loving plants.

Thank FLtrotter
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

A large Arboretum and botanic garden. Plants and trees are in various areas in geographic sections on the grounds. Australian, Mediterranean, South American, African, and North American.
Fountains, ponds, and lots of peacocks. Long pathways help in getting around.
Recommended

Thank Bruno S
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Really enjoyed this nicely laid out garden, broken into segments by plants from the different continents. There is a very wide, asphalt path you follow as you go from one area to the next, making it very easy for families with strollers or anyone who needs assistance moving around.

TIP- if you have a garden membership in your hometown, check to see if they have a reciprocal agreement with this garden. If they do, you get in here for free.

TIP- From downtown LA you can take a metro train to Arcadia, then ride the free Arcadia bus that takes you to the garden, race track, mall, and a few other places. Takes about 90 minutes all told, but the train is only $1.75 so this is very cheap, and at 90 minutes could still be quicker than driving a car.

Thank rduinc
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We went to the Arboretum with no idea what it was like .
We arrived and was pleasantly surprised to see how wonderful it was there.
we were offered a guide which we took up .
Thank you Bill for being our guide and showing us round such a wonderful place.
We would love to come back another day .

Thank Raymond B
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We walked here before going across to Santa Anita Park. The grounds of the Arboretum are beautiful. We were there in winter so it was fairly dormant but there it still a lot of greenery. The waterfall and peacocks were the highlights. You can choose a shorter walk or a longer one depending on which paths you take. Will definitely come back if we're in the area again.

Thank janad63
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