The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden remains open amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The city’s shelter-in-place order has left people craving some good ‘ol outdoor time like never before. Though Angelenos are encouraged to walk around their neighborhoods or enjoy some time in their backyards, the L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Acradia has kept its doors open for locals who need a breath of fresh air.
Fortunately, the Arboretum’s 70-year-old design allows visitors to follow proper social distancing guidelines. With paths that span from 18 to 20 feet wide, guests can easily attain a distance of at least six feet in the chance that they encounter other walkers. The ground’s dirt paths are closed due to their narrowness.
Not just anyone can head over to see the grounds bountiful gardens and famous wandering peacocks — the Arboretum now requires visitors to purchase tickets online to avoid the chance of overcrowding. There will be a limited amount of staff on-site checking tickets and ensuring visitors follow social-distancing protocols, but don’t expect the library, visitors pavilion, cafe, or gift shops to be open.
There’s no telling how long the Arboretum will continue operations while the citywide lockdown remains in place for non-essential businesses, but for now, locals are welcome to enjoy all the springtime magic recent rains have brought to the blossoming gardens.
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