The earth gives us 365 days a year to do as we please and requires only one in return to acknowledge that we’re constantly walking all over its head. Show some respect with this Groupon.
$10 for Opening-Night Admission for Two to the Grow! A Garden Festival (Up to $20 Value)
On Friday, May 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden hosts a gardening celebration, formerly known as the LA Garden Show. The arboretum's verdant grounds reverberate with live swing music courtesy of Big Band Theory and bustle with caterers who dispense cocktails, wine flights, and appetizers (not included in the price of admission).
Opening-night visitors get first choice of fruit trees, herbs, succulents, and native California plants from more than 25 growers and plant societies. Throughout the evening, vendors showcase gardening wares, and green-thumbed experts give lectures on trends and topics in the industry. Attendees can also stroll through the event's exclusive exhibit of 40 unique sculptures. Though this Groupon is valid for May 4 only, the celebration continues from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 5 and 6. See the event page for details.
This Groupon doesn't offer any additional discount for members of the arboretum, who receive a discounted price already.
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Nestled in the historic Rancho Santa Anita—a homestead originally inhabited by the Gabrieleno Tongva tribe—Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden houses wildlife and plants from all over the globe on 127 acres. Its creators opened the Arboretum in 1947 to promote environmental awareness in a sanctuary that reflects the distinct history, flora, and culture of southern California. The grounds reflect the founders' aim—hummingbirds flutter among the colorful blooms in the Grace Kallam Perennial Garden, and wildflowers, herbs, and veggies spring to life at the hands of community volunteers in the educational Garden for All Seasons. Tropical and temperate blossoms embellish the Meyberg waterfall's sun-drenched stone face and blue-gum trees stand guard in front of the Queen Anne cottage, one of several historic sites that was constructed in 1885 to encapsulate Victorian opulence. Peacocks and great egrets strut among living plant collections, which explode into flowery canopies whenever the right garden sprites are available to aid in pollination.
Members often gain exclusive access to the Arboretum's slate of events, which includes workshops, tours, Yoga in the Garden, and live music performances in the summer months. The Arboretum Summer Nights series kicks off with David Correa and Cascada on July 11, followed by Sour Mash Hug Band on July 25, Ooks of Hazzard on August 1, and closes out with Steve Rushingwind on August 8. Summer camps reawaken brains that usually hibernate until September, and Bookworms Story Time captures attention year-round. Members can also take advantage of free tram rides during SpringTopia on May 3–4.