End of Summer Celebration

September 21, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Free for members and La Cañada Flintridge residents
Descanso Gardens
(818) 949-4200
Exclusively for Descanso Gardens members and La Cañada Flintridge residents

Enjoy the end of summer and celebrate Descanso’s 70th year of being a public garden! Stroll the garden in the early evening, enjoy live music, hands-on activities and more.

No reservations or tickets required.


  • The Store: Meet the Makers event (4-7:30pm)
  • The Market (5-7:15pm)


Magnolia Lawn

  • Here’s to 70 more years! – What’s coming next for Descanso (5-6:30pm)
    • Learn about some of our upcoming garden projects.
  • Meet the plants (and the people who take care of them) (5-6:30pm)
    • Get a closer look at some special botanical specimens and talk with our horticulture team.


Main Lawn

  • The Flashdance DJs (5-7pm)
  • Hands-on activity (5-6:45pm)
    • Sun prints: celebrate the summer sun.  Make your own sun print using natural materials and shapes/cutouts that celebrate Descanso’s 70th birthday.
  • Pop-up bar (5-6:45pm) 



  • Music: Philip Graulty, acoustic guitar (5-5:45pm, 6-6:45pm)


Rose Garden

  • Music: Tina Lenert, harp (5-5:45pm, 6-6:45pm) 


Hilltop Gardens

  • Boddy House: Living in a Wildlife Corridor (5-6:45pm)
  • SHG: 0 Horizon: Art of the Forest Floor (5-6:45pm)
  • Music on the Boddy House patio: Jamie Elman, keyboard (5-5:45pm, 6-6:45pm)