Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

For three Fridays this July, enjoy the sound of live music wafting through the garden as you enjoy the summer blooms.

Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Dates and times
July 16: 11am and 1pm
Paul Livingstone Ensemble

July 23: 11am and 1pm
Yuval Ron Music

July 30: 11am and 1pm

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

{CANCELED} Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory Workshop with Jenny Yurhsansky @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note that this workshop is canceled.

Join artist Jenny Yurshansky in a Zoom workshop on Sunday, August 1 from 10am–noon that will focus on the histories of plants present in California and how their migration stories tie to human migration.

The Zoom workshop includes insights on the research that informed Yurshansky’s work on display in the Castle Garden exhibition, as well as hands-on opportunities to forage, work with plant material, and create small objects honoring the histories of the plants.

$25 for members, $35 for non-members. 


Early Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Join yoga instructors Joyce Schuman and Barbara Wood on Saturday, August 7 for an early morning yoga class in the Rose Garden Pavilion. Open to all levels, students should bring their own yoga mat.

Members only. $15 per participant. Register here.

To ensure adequate space, enrollment is limited.

About the instructors:

Joyce Shuman: Joyce Shuman teaches yoga for all bodies; to support you with mindful breath and movement that benefits your individual yoga practice. Joyce is a RYT 500 @ Certified Yoga Therapist through Loyola Marymount University.

Barbara Wood: Certified as a hatha yoga instructor, Barbara‘s yoga style incorporates her background as a modern dancer, specifically Alignment Release Technique, and F.M. Alexander Technique. She trained under Dr. Loren Fishman, NY, and is certified as a yoga for osteoporosis and yoga for back pain therapist. Her goal is that everyone should leave the class stronger and uplifted regardless of skill level.

Castle Garden Gallery Tour @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Join curator Debra Scacco for a walkthrough of the Castle Garden exhibition, currently on view at the Sturt Haaga Gallery.

Free with registration, register here. Admission is included with your reservation.