hosted by The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 301 N. Baldwin Avenue Arcadia, CA
H. "Jedi Dot Pierce"
H. "Peppermint Truffle"
H. "Emporor Butterfly"
picturesque Daylily Display Garden is located at the Los Angeles County
Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The Arboretum is a stunning 127 acres
located near the San Gabriel Mountains in Arcadia, California.
Originally, the site was purchased by Elias "Lucky" Baldwin in 1875.
However in 1947, California and Los Angeles jointly purchased 111
adjoining acres; thus creating the Arboretum around the Baldwin site.
Finally in 1956, the Arboretum was opened to the public. Sure enough,
it wasn't long before Hollywood discovered the Arboretum's flourishing
gardens and quickly made it the backdrop for numerous commercials, TV
shows and motion pictures. Portions of two Jurassic Park movies and Anaconda
were filmed there. The Arboretum's many garden displays include the
Aquatic Garden, Prehistoric Garden and Jungle Gardens; additionally,
the gardens are grouped geographically including South African,
Mediterranean and, of coarse, Asian -where the daylily originated.
Nestled within the Asian boundaries is a three and a half acre parcel
where an official American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) Daylily Display
H. "Spacecoast Star Child"
H. "Velvet Ice"
Daylily Display Garden
the Daylily Display Garden is relatively new, opening in 2006, it is
already bejeweled in many daylily colors and forms. There are hundreds
of breathtaking beauties to view as one walks through the newly paved
pathways that were completed in 2008. Most daylilies were generously
donated by AHS members nation wide. The Southern California
Hemerocallis and Amaryllis Society (SCHAS) oversees
the Display Garden, and many of its members along with Arboretum
volunteers volunteer their time and sweat toward the upkeep of this
the daylilies are in peek bloom, the garden is in a symphony of color.
Throughout the garden there are daylilies in every size, shape and
color. Some are extravagant while others are more refined.
Additionally, there are special areas within the Display Garden
presenting examples of doubles, spiders, miniatures, California
Hybridizers and Stout Medal Winners. Each individual daylily is also
labeled with its name, the year the cultivar was registered with the
AHS and who the hybridizer is. Photographers are always welcome and
should know that the flowers photograph best in the morning hours when
the sun is not as strong and colors will be at their finest.
H. "Lavendar Blue Baby"
H. "Spacecoast Gold Bonanza"
Display Garden is planted in full sun amongst a stand of large
beautiful Chinese Magnolia Trees. These grand trees are in full bloom
just prior to the daylily bloom season, and they signal the up comming
array of daylily bloom in the near future. Some daylilies start
blooming in May; however peak bloom season is during the months of June
and July. The late blooming cultivars bloom in August.
H. "Waiting on the Wings"
H. "Kea Lihi"
and around the daylily beds, and what distinguishes the L.A. Arboretum
from other arboretums, are the peacocks. Around 1880 Baldwin imported
two peacocks from India, and their descendants have naturalized to the
area. The flock now numbers over 200. The birds have free reign of the
Arboretum, and they are people safe. Not only are they beautiful, but
they keep the Arboretum's snail population to a minimum. Moreover, they
have had such a overwhelming influence on the city, that the peacock is
now the official symbol of Arcadia. Be sure not to miss this beautiful
Daylily Display Garden at the Los Angeles County Arboretum when it's in
full bloom; it's like a little slice of Eden.
H. "Palace Garden Beauty"
H. "Spacecoast Sensation"
H. "Black Eyed Bully"
Note:All photos on this page were taken at the Daylily Display Garden in the L.A. Arboretum.
Images may be used without permission; however, please give credit to the Daylilies in L.A. web site. Thank you.