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

Hours
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.

Memorial Day at Descanso

In honor of Memorial Day, Descanso Gardens invites all veterans, active-duty military members, and up to six guests to enjoy a free day in the garden on May 27 from 9am–7pm. Tickets will be available at the Visitor Center on Memorial Day with no advance registration required. Attendees are asked to bring proof of military […]

Free admission for veterans, active-duty military members, and their families
Event Series Trees Talk exhibition

Trees Talk Exhibition

Focusing on Descanso Gardens’ magnificent heritage coast live oaks, Trees Talk explores the hidden network that allows trees to communicate with one another. This beguiling exhibition showcases touchable and interactive elements, drawing on actual wood taken from oaks that tragically fell during a severe storm in 2023. Visitors can investigate acorn sprouts that show how […]

Event Series Trees Talk exhibition

Trees Talk Exhibition

Focusing on Descanso Gardens’ magnificent heritage coast live oaks, Trees Talk explores the hidden network that allows trees to communicate with one another. This beguiling exhibition showcases touchable and interactive elements, drawing on actual wood taken from oaks that tragically fell during a severe storm in 2023. Visitors can investigate acorn sprouts that show how […]

Event Series Little Owls

Little Owls

Join us for songs, puppets and of course books! Great for children ages 2–7 with a caregiver. Meets at Feather Falls in the Camellia Forest, which is near the Main Lawn. No registration required, free with admission or membership.

Included with admission or membership
Event Series Trees Talk exhibition

Trees Talk Exhibition

Focusing on Descanso Gardens’ magnificent heritage coast live oaks, Trees Talk explores the hidden network that allows trees to communicate with one another. This beguiling exhibition showcases touchable and interactive elements, drawing on actual wood taken from oaks that tragically fell during a severe storm in 2023. Visitors can investigate acorn sprouts that show how […]

Event Series Trees Talk exhibition

Trees Talk Exhibition

Focusing on Descanso Gardens’ magnificent heritage coast live oaks, Trees Talk explores the hidden network that allows trees to communicate with one another. This beguiling exhibition showcases touchable and interactive elements, drawing on actual wood taken from oaks that tragically fell during a severe storm in 2023. Visitors can investigate acorn sprouts that show how […]

Event Series Trees Talk exhibition

Trees Talk Exhibition

Focusing on Descanso Gardens’ magnificent heritage coast live oaks, Trees Talk explores the hidden network that allows trees to communicate with one another. This beguiling exhibition showcases touchable and interactive elements, drawing on actual wood taken from oaks that tragically fell during a severe storm in 2023. Visitors can investigate acorn sprouts that show how […]

Member Nursery Tour

Join this members-only tour to see horticulture in action! Meet in the Courtyard and walk to the Ruth Borun Nursery and Propagation Center. The nursery serves as the backbone for […]

$5
Event Series Trees Talk exhibition

Trees Talk Exhibition

Focusing on Descanso Gardens’ magnificent heritage coast live oaks, Trees Talk explores the hidden network that allows trees to communicate with one another. This beguiling exhibition showcases touchable and interactive […]

Event Series Trees Talk exhibition

Trees Talk Exhibition

Focusing on Descanso Gardens’ magnificent heritage coast live oaks, Trees Talk explores the hidden network that allows trees to communicate with one another. This beguiling exhibition showcases touchable and interactive […]

(SOLD OUT) Quick Location Sketching

This class is sold out Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk through the gardens on Thursday, June 6 from 5–6:30pm. This class is designed as an introduction to […]

$40 – $45
Event Series Plant Expo and Sale

Plant Expo and Sale I

Join us for the inaugural weekend of the Descanso Gardens plant expo and sale, June 7-9.  This event will focus on everyone’s favorite desert plants: Cactuses and succulents! The expo […]

Included with admission or membership