LA Arboretum, Los Angeles
The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is located in Arcadia, near the Santa Anita Race Track. It is only a few miles east of the Huntington.
Aside from trees and plants from different parts of the world, the Arboretum also has several interesting structures. It has a Queen Anne Cottage (see picture) which is said to be the white house in "Fantasy Island" (The plane! The plane!). The Santa Anita Train Depot was also relocated there.
There's a tram that goes around the park. Admission is free every third Tuesday of the month. There are no trams on that day, however.
LOS ANGELES ARBORETUM www.arboretum.org
In addition to the gardens there are bird walks, festivals, activities for the whole family and various classes on gardening and cooking.