Cultivate: Native Plant Stories

May 12, 2023 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Included with admission or Descanso Gardens membership
Descanso Gardens
(818) 949-4200

Come see what happens in the garden during extended hours. Take a tour, dance to music amongst the flowers, learn about nature, enjoy food and drink. Grab some friends and enjoy the gardens in a new way.

Included in the price of admission or Descanso Gardens membership, no reservations required.

Cultivate: Native Plant Stories

Storytelling workshop with Tina Orduno Calderon
Tina will share stories and songs with guests as well as speak about the revival of the Tongva language and the fluidity of culture which is integrally connected to language and place
– Times: 4:30–4:50pm and 5–5:20pm
– Location: Amphitheater

Lessons from wildlife with Horticulturist Diana Nightingale
Times: 5–5:45pm and 6–6:45pm
– Location: Meets at Center Circle

Theodore Payne Nursery Table
– Learn about fire prevention and native plants with Theodore Payne Nursery
Time: 4:30–7pm
– Location: El Portal

Flashdance DJs
Have a drink in the Rose Garden bar and enjoy a mix of classic and contemporary songs by our popular guest DJs
– Time: 4:30–7pm
– Location: Rose Garden

Craft activity: Native seed packet
– Time: 4:30–7pm
– Location: Main Lawn


Tina Orduno Calderon
Tina is a Culture Bearer, traditional singer and dancer, storyteller and poet who strives to honor her ancestors and inspire others to respect the lands, water, sacred elements and environment.