The weekend celebration of Spring will be a great and fun way to get acquainted with the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, the beautiful new summer home for the POPS concert.

There will be art installations, plants for sale, a Marketplace, live entertainment, food and much more to enjoy. Festivities begin Friday evening, May 4, and continue through Saturday and Sunday. See below for more information directly from the Arboretum:

Who spiked the punch at the LA Arboretum?

Join us Friday evening, May 4, to find out – with tequila cocktails by Nobleza Tequila and wine flights offered by Phantom Rivers Winery, accompanied by appetizers from Claud & Company Catering and the Peacock Café.  Not to mention our Beer for Books booth, where all proceeds will go toward new books for the Arboretum Library.

Accompanied by big band music from the Big Band Theory, it is the perfect backdrop for enjoying a stroll through our garden sculpture exhibits:  Earth Dreams – Beyond the Sculptural Landscapes, where you will also have a chance to meet the artists.  The Ladybugs pictures above are an example of some of the amazing art you will see.

The fun continues on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, with plenty of kids’ activities, live entertainment throughout the day, food trucks, guided tours through our beautiful gardens, and much more!

There is a fantastic lineup of educational Q&A sessions from top garden experts. These forums feature topics on everything from bee-keeping and backyard chickens, maximizing your edible garden production to drought-friendly ornamental landscaping.

And don’t forget your shopping opportunities!  During the POPS concert, our Marketplace will have over 50 vendors with a full array of garden accessories, and over 25 Plant Vendors & Societies offering unique plants and great information.  Our Arboretum Gift Shop will be offering special discounts on all merchandise as well.

GROW! will also be the first opportunity to see our newly designed Garden for All Seasons – a demonstration garden of cutting-edge water harvesting techniques and urban homesteading principles.

Download a flyer for the GROW! POPS concert and festival with event details here!

For complete details visit our website at and click on Garden Festival or contact Nancy Yoshihara at 626.821.4667 or