Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

sights / Parks & gardens

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden information

Location
Los Angeles , USA
Address
301 N Baldwin Ave
Arcadia
More information
www.arboretum.org
Prices
adult/5-12yr/student & senior$9/4/6, 3rd Tue of month free
Opening hours
9am-4:30pm
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It’s easy to spend hours amid the global vegetation, waterfalls, spring-fed lake and historic buildings of this fantastic, rambling park. Originally the private estate of real-estate tycoon Elias ‘Lucky’ Baldwin, it’s so huge, there’s even a tram to haul those who are foot-weary.

The grounds are often used in filming, for instance standing in for the African jungle in African Queen and as Central Park in End of Days . It’s in Arcadia, about 5 miles east of central Pasadena, right by the Santa Anita Park racetrack.