Two Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles That You Can Safely Visit Now!

As California is starting to reopen slowly, two of L.A.'s most beautiful gardens, the L.A. County Arboretum, and South Coast Botanic Garden, have also opened their doors to visitors.

South Coast Botanic Gardens are open for walk or hike, but you are required to make reservations through their online system in advance so that they can control number of people that enter the garden. You are also required to wear protective face coverings during your visit, and practice social distancing. The Garden will be closed on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10th.


At the L.A. County Arboretum tickets are limited to preserve safe distancing. Members are required to reserve free tickets online prior to visiting. Non-members must buy tickets online in advance. When visiting, you are required to wear a mask or other face covering. The Arboretum is also closed Mother’s Day, May 10.


It is also recommended to take your own drinking water as water is not available onsite. All indoor spaces at both gardens are closed and all classes, events, and tours activities are suspended through May 15th.