Calendar

Mar
24
Fri
TOMATOMANIA! Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The popular TOMATOMANIA! tomato plant sale returns to Descanso, and it kicks off with a pre-sale event for our Sponsoring, Sustaining, and Center Circle Associates members. Guests will enjoy tomato-inspired light bites and a Bloody Mary bar, learn about the best tomatoes to grow this season — and get first pick of the plant sale!

This is an invitation event for members at the Sponsoring level and higher, and RSVP is required. Interested in upgrading your membership? Contact the Development Office at (818) 952-4391, or click here to join.

MEMBERS ONLY.

 

Mar
25
Sat
TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Back by popular demand, TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free with admission unless otherwise noted.

TOMATOMANIA! also runs on Sunday, March 26.

Plant Sale | 9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

Tomatoblasts | 11am, 1pm, 2pm
Get quick tips from experts on growing great tomatoes at these 10 minute talks.

Tomato Cooking Demo | Noon
A Patina chef will prepare dishes featuring the versatile and delicious tomato.

Tomato Exploration and Investigation | 10am – 2pm
Check out our fun, hands-on, tomato-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Patina’s Tomato Faves | 10am – 4pm
Purchase delicious dishes and drinks featuring tomatoes– including a bloody mary bar.

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Photo © Martha Benedict
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 25 @ 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.

Mar
26
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am

Come join our monthly walk for birders of all level. Bring binoculars!

MEMBERS ONLY.

Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Back by popular demand, TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free with admission unless otherwise noted.

Plant Sale | 9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

Tomatoblasts | 11am, 1pm, 2pm
Get quick tips from experts on growing great tomatoes at these 10 minute talks.

Tomato Cooking Demo | Noon
A Patina chef will prepare dishes featuring the versatile and delicious tomato.

Tomato Exploration and Investigation | 10am – 2pm
Check out our fun, hands-on, tomato-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Patina’s Tomato Faves | 10am – 4pm
Purchase delicious dishes and drinks featuring tomatoes– including a bloody mary bar.

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Photo © Martha Benedict
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 26 @ 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.

Mar
28
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 28 @ 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!

Mar
31
Fri
Maple Pop Up Dinner @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our Patina pop up dinner at Maple! Drawing inspiration from Descanso Gardens, this new series features Los Angeles-based chefs hosting and creating specialty menus based on their interpretation of our restaurant Maple. Enjoy the creations from guest chef Jason Fullilove of Barbara Jean LA. $75 per person, click here to register.

 

Apr
1
Sat
{FULL} Drawing Nature @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note: This class is FULL.

6 Saturdays starting on April 1st. Meets in Birch classroom.

Join Descanso favorite, artist R. Jay Ewing, for a brand new art series. Learn the foundations of drawing in this nature-based class for beginning and intermediate students. Class meets for 6 Saturdays from April 1 to May 6. $90 members, $120 nonmembers. Students will be emailed a materials list after registration. Registration deadline is March 27.

Register for this series in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Little Explorers @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Explore Descanso from the ground up with your youngsters ages 2 to 5. On the first Saturday of the month, Little Explorers use their senses to discover the natural world through hands-on activities and crafts. Free with admission. No registration required.