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Things to Do in LA – Artist Date: The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

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The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden- Arcadia, CA

301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-3222


If you or someone you know is a nature/bird lover, the The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden will be a visit to paradise on your weekend or day-off.

Upon entry to The Arboretum, you see and hear the dramatic calls of the numerous Peacocks. Their sounds fill the location and add an extra dimension of mystery and wilderness.



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The house made famous from the 80’s television show Fantasy Island also resides within The Arboretum. Its delicate craftsmanship is made accessible to onlookers.

Further along in this park is a greenhouse, herb/vegetable garden, ceramic statutes, and more birds.



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Tips for going:

– Try going on an off-day when it’s less crowded.  Your senses will thank you as you’ll further appreciate the sounds of this natural masterpiece.

– Bring water, a hat and sunscreen.

– Give yourself and/or traveling campaigns at least 2 hours or more to sink in this experience.

– Snacks and water available in the Gift Shop.

– Bird lovers, bring binoculars – watch the Peacocks interact with mating and caution calls (at a distance to respect these creatures).

– Public restroom friendly.  Clean and wheelchair accessible.  I found the bathrooms at the opening of the park.

– Adequate parking (on non-busy days).


Your artist will love you for taking them here.  A beautiful environment full of trees, flowers, shrubs and birds of many kinds.

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Artist Date is a term coined from Julia Cameron’s ‘The Artist’s Way.’ The Other Path is in no way affiliated with The Artist Way (but we do love Ms. Cameron’s books).


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