All visitors who aren’t members must buy a general admission ticket.

9am-7pm daily

Descanso Events

After-hours and daytime events with programs designed to connect garden visitors of all ages to nature. Join us for festivals, immersive installations, music, workshops, tours, and more.

Descanso Railroad Members’ Week

Exclusively for Descanso Gardens members Model trains will be running from 8:30am–6:30pm Train rides are from 9:30am–4pm (limited number of tickets available for purchase) Members will have exclusive access to the new Descanso Railroad from July 6–12. Enjoy model trains traveling through landscapes and depots made of natural materials (many from Descanso Gardens). Explore the new station where you […]

Included with Descanso Gardens membership
Event Series Plant a Seed

Plant a Seed

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department, get your own seeds to grow at home on July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 10am–12pm. Plant a Seed is perfect for families, friends, and solo nature enthusiasts! No reservations required, children receive free admission.

Free for children, included in the price of admission for adults

HWAJODO Exhibition

Drawing from centuries-old traditions, HWAJODO: Flowers and Birds in Korean American Art explores the enduring themes of nature, particularly flowers and birds, that have been a focal point in Korean art. This exhibition uniquely combines traditional representations of flowers and birds with contemporary artists' abstract and stylized interpretations, reflecting a bridge between the past and present, […]

Included with admission or membership
Event Series Inspired by Edo

Inspired by Edo Exhibition

Edo was a remarkable period in Japanese history (1603-1868) when artists broke from tradition and experimented with asymmetry, abstraction, stylization, and empty space to depict the natural world. These artists set the stage for modern art through their innovative, open-hearted depictions. Inspired by Edo 2024 is a national art competition based on the Smithsonian’s Investigating […]

Included with admission or membership

Gallery Story Time

Join us as we explore the themes of the Sturt Haaga Gallery and Boddy House exhibits through books! Gallery Story Time is great for children ages 2-7 with a caregiver. No registration required, free with admission.

Included with admission or membership

Summer Yoga 2

Join us for an eight-week Wednesday yoga class with Barbara Wood and Joyce Shuman in the Rose Pavilion every Wednesday from July 10–August 28, 5–6:30pm. Yoga at Descanso Gardens is based on Hatha Yoga, which includes stretches, strengthening poses, breathing exercises, and mindful movement. The practice adapts to individual needs. Rejuvenate your body and mind […]