On Sunday, February 14 at 10 a.m. and again at 12 noon, take your sweetheart to the garden and enjoy an entertaining and informative tram tour about love potions from the garden. Known for its usefulness in flavoring Italian cookies and sausage, anise seed was also used by the ancient Greeks and Romans who believed the seeds could increase desire. They may have been on to something; anise seeds have been found to influence human hormone levels. And as so many artists have demonstrated, flowers are among the strongest and most evocative symbols of love. Learn about other love potions from the garden during a Valentine’s Day Tram Tour.
Tours are $8 for Arboretum members and $14 for nonmembers (includes admission). Reservations required; space is limited. Please call (626) 821- 4623. The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, is located at 301 N. Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia. The Web site is www.arboretum.org. The Peacock Café is open for lunch.