Find the ‘bizarre flora’ growing in this local garden, if you dare – NBC Los Angeles
What there is to know
- Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Arcadia
- The self-guided tour is included in the entrance to the garden
- A bloodleaf plant, dragon tree and other spectacular specimens are included on the route
They’ve long since germinated at the center of our scariest stories and cinematic gems, from “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” to “Little Shop of Horrors.”
But we don’t need to look to fictional fronds and stems from a storybook to connect with bestial flowers; the world around us is teeming with macabre growing things, the kind of specimens that possess either odd appearances or deliciously frightening characteristics.
Discovering those spooky seeds and bizarre flowers doesn’t mean a big trip to a spooky, distant forest; Instead, you just have to call the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which offers a self-guided tour to some of its weirder residents.
The Freaky Flora Route is free with paid entry to the Arcadia Garden.
There are several entries dotting the dastardly document, covering some of the destination’s lesser-known plants, like the Rainbow Dream Snake, as well as those leafy or unnecessary superstars that might be in your yard right now (think oaks or rosemary). ).
Each entry explains a bit more why a particular flower or shrub was chosen to be included in Freaky Flora’s list, as well as where you can find it (the arboretum is 127 acres, so there will be a lot of quirky surveys. to do ).
Eager to take a look at some of the plants before heading to the place steeped in history? You can see the pdf right here.
And if you choose to visit this leafy spot before Halloween, all to give your tingling season a natural dimension, consider this: LA Arboretum has several interesting events in late October, including the Evening Forest Bath on October 30 and a Pumpkin Patch. and pancakes Breakfast earlier in the day.
The evening forest bath doesn’t have a Halloween-themed dimension, but wouldn’t it be rather spooky, in the most charming sense of the word, to be in the famous gardens at night, knowing that there is so much weird flora in your immediate vicinity?
Halloween loving gardeners, this could be one of your ultimate mixes: weird plants, moonlight, and All Hallows Eve on the horizon.