Fullerton Arboretum Blog

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   Nov 24

Happy Thanksgiving / Garden Hours

Happy Thanksgiving from the Fullerton Arboretum

The garden will be closed for Thanksgiving day and will re-open 11/27 at 8:00a.m.

Offices will re-open on 11/30 at 8:30a.m.
Visit our hours and directions page

   Nov 01

Thanksgiving Entertaining

Culinary Series

jonathansThanksgiving Entertaining: Celebrating New Classics on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 6pm. Join both chefs, the Jonathans, as we close out 2015 with a menu which will provide you with new ideas for all your holiday entertaining. Focused on and inspired by the fall, you will have the chance to see new techniques and methods which will make all your holiday gatherings successful!
Come to learn, dine on amazing food, and watch as a full Thanksgiving meal unfolds before you. This class includes even more delicious food for attendees than our usual evenings, so come hungry. And don’t forget, it’s our last class of the year, so it is sure to be a culinary extravaganza!

On the menu: Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good, Green Bean Bundles with Bacon and Brown Sugar, Winter Vegetable Gratin with Gruyere, Herbs de Provence Roast Turkey Roulade, Madeira Gravy, Cranberry Port Gelee, and Maple-Bourbon Pumpkin Pies with Spice-Infused Whipped Cream.

Register on the Culinary Series Page

   Oct 27

The Great Pumpkin Count

The GREAT PUMPKIN CountpumpkinCount
At Fullerton Arboretum
Oct. 29 through Nov. 8

Begin at our front entrance and walk the gardens to count the pumpkins.

Turn in your count at the Nature Center or Oak Hall for a chance to win a
FAMILY FUN basket!!

Winner will be announced Nov. 9th

   Oct 15

There’s a New Chef in the Kitchen~Thursdays in the Kitchen culinary program

Laurent BrazierFullerton Arboretum is pleased to announce a new addition to our very popular Thursdays in the Kitchen culinary program! Laurent Brazier, Executive Chef Instructor for La Cuisine Culinary Arts in Costa Mesa brings 32 years of culinary experience to our program. He received his education in France including his Chef Masters Degree from the Jean Ferrandi School in Paris. He also holds the Advance Certificate in Wine & Spirit from the London WSET wine education program, as well as the level one Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers.
When Chef Laurent met with us at the Arboretum kitchen he was thrilled to see a beautiful outdoor space to teach cooking classes as well as the opportunity to feature Arboretum grown ingredients in his recipes. He will also teach the importance of wine and food pairings to give you the ultimate culinary experience.

His first class on Thursday, October 29th features an “Autumn in France” menu which will include:

basque_chicken– Gruyere Cheese Gougere Puff appetizer

– Watercress Soup

– Braised Chicken Legs “Basquaise”

– Poached Pear in Red Wine

Register now for Chef Laurent’s inaugural class at Fullerton Arboretum!

   Oct 09

The Delta Grandeur & The Arboretum Grandeur Exhibits

“Arboretum Grandeur” Sat. and Sun. 12pm to 4pm, Nov. 8th – Dec. 20th


“Delta Grandeur” Sat. and Sun. 12pm to 4pm, Oct. 18th – Dec. 6th

Delta Grandeur


deltaSnowGeeseSnow geese fly over Twitchell Island, which is partially owned by California Department of Water Resources. This site is being used for subsidence research.
deltaTractorDigging an irrigation canal unearths a treasure trove of goodies that many species of Delta birds find tasty on Lower Jones Tract. deltaOHarveyBanksPlantThe C.W. ‘Bill’ Jones Pumping Plant raises water from the Delta 197 feet to the Delta-Mendota Canal which runs parallel to the California Aqueduct for most of its 117 miles.