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Oct
20
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for our California Native Garden at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided and work will be supervised by Descanso horticulture staff. This is a great opportunity for individuals, friends, and organizations.
 
· All experience levels welcome.
· Ages 16 or older.
· Bring gardening gloves.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Wednesday, October 17. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Slightly Spooky Stories @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am

Descanso favorite Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns on Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 21, 27 and 28 with a family-friendly retelling of your favorite Halloween stories. Enjoy a selection of stories that are funny, surprising, and slightly spooky. Kids (and grown-ups) are encouraged to come in costume!

 

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 20 @ 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. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary.
Walks are subject to weather and availability. For more information, please call (818) 949-4200.
Oct
21
Sun
Slightly Spooky Stories @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am

Descanso favorite Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns on Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 21, 27 and 28 with a family-friendly retelling of your favorite Halloween stories. Enjoy a selection of stories that are funny, surprising, and slightly spooky. Kids (and grown-ups) are encouraged to come in costume!

 

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 21 @ 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. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary.
Walks are subject to weather and availability. For more information, please call (818) 949-4200.
Oct
23
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

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

Oct
26
Fri
Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am

Four Fridays from October 26–November 16. Meets in the Harvest Garden.

Garden Sprouts is a grownup and child (ages 2-4) class where the seeds of love for nature are planted and nurtured. Children and adults participate in storytime, songs, hands-on nature, science, art, and gardening activities, as well as prepare a healthy snack together. All activities are designed specifically for children’s fine and gross motor skills & social development.   

$40 members; $48 nonmembers; Pre-registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Toddler Treks

Image information: Garden Sprouts, © Descanso Gardens

Oct
27
Sat
Native Plant Traditions @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In conjunction with the Sturt Haaga Gallery exhibition La Reina de Los Ángeles, native plant expert Nicholas Hummingbird will give an in depth talk about native plants and their traditional uses. Hummingbird will discuss how Native Californians’ intrinsic relationship with the environment has for centuries included a lifestyle of conservation, botany, art and stewardship. After the talk, guests are invited to visit the California Natives garden and Oak Woodland to see the plants discussed by Hummingbird.

$25 for members; $30 for nonmembers. Pre-registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

This event is presented with support from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

Slightly Spooky Stories @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am

Descanso favorite Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns on Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 21, 27 and 28 with a family-friendly retelling of your favorite Halloween stories. Enjoy a selection of stories that are funny, surprising, and slightly spooky. Kids (and grown-ups) are encouraged to come in costume!

 

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 27 @ 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. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary.
Walks are subject to weather and availability. For more information, please call (818) 949-4200.