Japanese Garden Festival

October 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Descanso Gardens
(818) 949-4200

Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual festival set in our Japanese Garden. Enjoy family-friendly events including a tour of the garden, taiko drum performances and crafting. Activities free to members except where noted. Click here to see Sunday’s schedule.
Please note: Advance tickets required, get yours here:


Ikebana Display | 9am – 5pm
View examples of ikebana, the art of flower arranging, from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

Japanese Garden Talk and Tour | 10am
Dr. Kendall Brown, leading Japanese Garden expert and professor of Asian art history, will present a talk about Japanese-style gardens, followed by a walk through Descanso’s Japanese Garden and book-signing of his newest book Visionary Landscapes.

Taiko Drummers | 11:30am & 1:30pm
Kishin Daiko drummers perform heart-pounding feats of percussion.

Crafting | 10am – 2pm
Create your own work of art inspired by the Japanese Garden.

Patina Fare | 10am – 4pm
Patina chefs will have Japanese-inspired fare and barbecue selections available for purchase.

Taiko drummers

Image information: © Martha Benedict