Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Pasadena Art Alliance

The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden cultivates natural, horticultural, and historic resources for learning, enjoyment and inspiration.  It is the Arboretum’s vision to serve as a contemporary and compelling public resource that builds upon its traditional strengths in botanical collections, horticultural information, and history.  As a 21st Century public garden, the Arboretum will serve as an educational resource for environmental stewardship, the history of our region, the study of plants, and a place of learning and respite for the people of Southern California.

This grant will provide exhibition support for Natural Discourses: Artists, Architects, Scientists & Poets in the Garden.  It will be a collaborative project between the Arboretum and a multi-disciplinary group of artists, writers, architects and researchers – invited to spend time at the Arboretum, engage with horticulturists and develop new site-specific work.  It hopes to engage the entire San Gabriel valley to attract a dialogue through art with history, science, and the environment of this region.  The exhibition is expected to run September through May 2016.