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Jul
26
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for enchanting nature-themed story time at Nature’s Table!

World Rhythms: MôForró @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

MôForró plays accordion-driven, hip-swiveling dance music in the traditional “pé de serra” style of forró, featuring accordion, guitar, fiddle, flute, zabumba (Brazilian drum), triangle, voice, and percussion. Since forming in late 2012, MôForró, along with the Forró in L.A. collective, has been integral to the growing popularity of forró as a dance genre throughout Southern California.

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The World Rhythms music series is made possible by a generous grant from The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation.

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Jul
27
Wed
Lakeside Lounge featuring Golden Road Brewing @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a cold beer from Golden Road Brewing, relax to the sounds of The Flashdance DJs spinning vinyl, and wander through the Rose Garden and Oak Woodland as the sun sets behind the San Rafael Hills. A changing menu of craft beers will be available for purchase, along with gourmet hot dogs and picnic fare. Free with admission to the Gardens, no reciprocal gardens admissions.

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Jul
28
Thu
Music on the Main: New West Guitar Group with Sara Gazarek @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The 2016 series closes with one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world: the New West Guitar Group, featuring guitarists Perry Smith, John Storie, and Will Brahm. Appearing with NWGG will be the singularly talented and accomplished vocalist Sara Gazarek.
New West Guitar Group

Music on the Main was funded in part by a grant from Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.​ 

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Jul
29
Fri
Rosé Wine Dinner @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a fine selection of Rosé wine, paired with a distinctive four-course dinner. $98. Reservations required, register here.

Members only. 

Reservation deadline is July 25.

Rose Wine Dinner

Jul
30
Sat
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Subject to weather and availability; please call ahead at (818) 949-4200. Free with admission.

Jul
31
Sun
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Subject to weather and availability; please call ahead at (818) 949-4200. Free with admission.

Aug
2
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for enchanting nature-themed story time at Nature’s Table!

Aug
3
Wed
End of Summer Festival @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our musical evenings conclude with this special celebration, and the gardens stay open extra late! Grab a cold drink and relax to the tunes of The Flashdance DJs, wander through the gardens to the sounds of harp, tabla, and sitar. Patina will have grub and grog for sale. Enjoy the sunset, then end the night with some stargazing in the Oak Woodland (bring your own flashlight!). Free to members.

  • The Flashdance DJs, 5 – 10 p.m., Main Lawn
  • Crafting: Inspired by the Gardens, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Rose Garden
  • Harp, Sitar, Tabla, 6 – 8 p.m., various locations
  • Crafting: Inspired by the Stars, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Boddy Lodge
  • Stargazing, 8:30 – 9:30 p.m., Oak Woodland: See the night sky through a telescope with the help of the Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers.
  • Festival food by Patina, 5 – 9 p.m., Main Lawn: Enjoy signature cocktails inspired by summer, beer, and barbecue favorites for purchase.

 

Summer Festival

Image information: Main Lawn, © Descanso Gardens

Aug
5
Fri
{FULL} Toddler Treks @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Note: this class is full.

4 Fridays starting August 5. Meets in the Harvest Garden.

Explore and learn with your toddler (age 2-4 years old). Classes focus on caregiver and child interaction with nature, science, art, and garden activities. $40 members; $48 nonmembers; $20 member siblings, $28 nonmember siblings.

Toddler Treks

Image information: Toddler Treks, © Descanso Gardens