Celebrate the camellia, which brightens gray winter days with its colorful blossoms. Activities free with admission unless noted.
FAIRY TOURS OF THE ENCHANTED FOREST
Both days | 9:30am – noon | Magnolia Lawn
The forest sprites from A Faery Hunt once again lead tours of the Camellia Collection for young and old. Tours are about 20 minutes long. First come, first served.
TEA TIME WITH CHADO TEA
Both days | 10am – 2pm | Center Circle
Learn all about tea (Camellia sinensis) from the experts at Chado Tea of Pasadena. They will provide tea tastings, offer information and sell select teas. At 11:30am both days, Jordan Essey from Chado will discuss the origin of tea, how it is processed and categorized in Van de Kamp.
CAMELLIA WALK & TALK
Both days | 10:30am, noon & 1:30pm | Center Circle
Take a guided walk of the Descanso collection and get expert advice on caring for these beautiful plants.
CAMELLIAS: QUEEN OF THE WINTER GARDEN
Saturday only | 1pm | Van de Kamp
Brad King of the Southern California Camellia Society will share information about camellia cultivation, care and the Descanso collection.
Sunday only | 11am & 2pm | Minka
Share in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Tickets go on sale Jan. 10 at ticketweb.com. $15. Advance ticket required.
Information: (818) 949-7980.