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The OC Spotlight
Events in The OCmore
Oct 28 2016
Dana Wharf Kids Halloween Boo Cruise
Join us for a haunted 20 minute harbor cruise! Wear your favorite costume! Trips leav...more
Nov 3 2016
Cove Gallery Laguna Beach Art Walk
The Cove Gallery in Laguna Beach is a participating Laguna Beach Art Walk Gallery. C...more
Nov 3 2016
Día de la Tequila! / Thirsty Thursdays
This Day of the Dead Celebration will feature tequila tasting, art-making, viewing of...more
Nov 24 2016
Thanksgiving Day Cruises
Let Hornblower do all the work while you relax and enjoy being with your friends an...more
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Fullerton Arboretum

The Fullerton Arboretum is your passport to the world of plants. Without going far from home, you can inhale the fragrances of the Mediterranean, feel the cool shade of the redwood forest, delight in the glorious fall color of the northeastern United States, hear the rustle of the palm trees, take a break in a desert oasis, laugh at the funny forms of succulents, and breathe in the perfume of old fashioned roses. This collection of more than 4,000 plants, on 26 acres, is important for other reasons as well. The Fullerton Arboretum helps us to understand the diversity of the world’s plant life and the importance of protecting the earth’s plant treasures. Welcome to our world and grow at the Fullerton Arboretum. From home composting to the care and pruning of roses, the Fullerton Arboretum offers community education classes during the week and weekends that help you to grow and connect with your garden. Other topics often included are: growing deciduous fruit trees, gardening with perennials, exploring California native plants, the selection and care of orchids, botanical watercolor painting, and the art of pressing flowers. Kid’s classes for junior gardeners are also available. Be sure to visit our Potting Shed and treat yourself to a new, unique plant from the Arboretum collection. It’s stress-free shopping in a casual, friendly environment. Or, consider a nature tour of the grounds or a docent led tour of Heritage House or our Nikkei Museum. There are always lots of things to do at the Fullerton Arboretum. Explore this website and you will find everything you need to know about the wonderful Fullerton Arboretum. HOURS OF OPERATION: The Fullerton Arboretum is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Sunday. From July through September, we have extended summer hours Monday through Thursday. Special Summer Hours July: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM August: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM September: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Note:Friday, Saturday and Sunday we close at 4:30 PM. FREE TOURS: Free tours of the Heritage House and Museum are available on weekends and select weekdays. Heritage House Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Museum Hours are Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Note: Heritage House is closed the months of January and August. The Museum is closed during holidays and while new exhibits are under construction. For group pricing, visit:

  • Days/Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m
  • Admission: Free