Field Trip to the


The Native Gardens are the special focus of our group. Staff horticulturist and CNPS member AMY BULONE is meeting us at the gate at 10 a.m. to escort us on a “backstage” tour of their propagation and growing areas followed by a guided tour through the California Natives exhibits.

After that we will explore other areas of the arboretum on our own stopping at Discovery Stations staffed by docents as we go.

Event Leaders: Amy Bulone and Robin Huber.

RSVP/Registration required. See button link below.


The Fullerton Arboretum opened in 1979 and is a 26 acre botanical garden with a collection of plants from around the world, located on the northeast corner of the California State University, Fullerton campus. It is the largest botanical garden in Orange County, with a collection of over 4,000 plants.

Paths wander through four major collections: Cultivated, Woodlands, Mediterranean, and Desert Collections. Highlights include Southern California native vegetation, a Rare Fruit Grove, historic Citrus and Avocados, the Channel Islands Garden, an extensive Cycad Collection, Conifer Collection, and Palm Grove.

The Arboretum works with CSUF students and faculty from a variety of campus departments with research shared throughout Orange County.

Please sign in to the Registration - WaiverSign link above to register for this event. Attendees will receive an email confirmation two days before the event.  Those who sign up in the final two days will not receive the reminder message. 


DIRECTIONS – Proceed to the Northbound 57 Freeway and take the Yorba Linda Blvd. West off-ramp. The nearest cross streets are Yorba Linda Blvd. and Associated Road. Turn south on Associated from Yorba Linda Blvd. then turn left at the second street, West Campus Dr. The parking lot will be a short block on the left. MEET IN THE PARKING LOT AT 9:45 A.M.

ACTIVITY DETAILS – ADMISSION: REGISTRATION REQUIRED - free and open to all (the Arboretum suggests a minimum $5 donation via a box at the entrance). FACILITIES: restrooms and water are available. PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY:  easy flat walk. TIME: approximately 2 hours depending on the group’s interests, but stay as long as you want. PLANT INTENSITY: high in sections devoted to natives.