Calendar

Please note that Descanso Gardens is closed until further notice.

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Apr
19
Sun
{CANCELED} Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsa @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Please note that Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsa has been canceled.

Urban Forager author Elisa Callow will be joined once again by Mario Rodriguez, featured chef in the Urban Forager cookbook, for Deconstructing Salsa Part 2. Mario will demonstrate the remarkable variety of salsas, incorporating fresh and dried chiles and using the traditional comal pan. He will also share options for serving these versatile and iconic sauces.

 

Apr
22
Wed
{CANCELED} Spring Flowers Children’s Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please note that Spring Flowers Children’s Workshop has been canceled.

Come explore nature with your child(ren) at this special Spring & Earth Day workshop. In collaboration with the Pasadena Garden Club, this workshop will include the opportunity to create floral displays to be included in the Garden Club of America 2020 Flower Show. Please note that this workshop is for children ages 3–5. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Apr
25
Sat
{CANCELED} Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Please note that Community Service Day is canceled.
In honor of Arbor Day, get hands-on gardening experience and help care for Descanso 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.
· Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Please bring gardening gloves, water and a hat.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Thursday, April 23. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
{CANCELED} Student Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Please note that Student Community Service Day is canceled.
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Get volunteer hours for school and help care for the Gardens at this student 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 12-15.
· Bring gardening gloves.
· Adult chaperones welcome.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Thursday, April 23. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
May
1
Fri
{CANCELED} Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
May 1 @ 10:00 am

Please note that Garden Sprouts is canceled.

Meets on four Fridays from May 1–22.

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 story time, 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 and social development.   

$40 members; $48 nonmembers. Advanced registration required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Toddler Treks

May
2
Sat
{CANCELED} Air Watercolor @ Descanso Gardens
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join artist Pete Morris and learn new watercolor techniques as you explore the various landscapes of Descanso. A brief classroom instruction will be followed by open air painting in different locations.

All levels are welcome. Meets on four Saturdays beginning May 2.

$90 members, $120 non-members. Advance registration required, register here. Students will be emailed a materials list after registration. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

May
16
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for Descanso 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.
· Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Please bring gardening gloves, water and a hat.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Thursday, May 14. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
May
30
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for Descanso 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.
· Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Please bring gardening gloves, water and a hat.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Thursday, May 28. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Jun
7
Sun
Discovering L.A.’s Wildlife Talk @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hear renowned wildlife biologist Miguel Ordeñana discuss how he learns about L.A.’s wildlife using camera traps. Talks available in Spanish/ English.

Included in the price of admission. Reservations suggested, register here.

Program in partnership with Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy.

Jun
18
Thu
Summer Evening Sketch Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk in the garden. Participants will learn to sketch on location, by practicing to observe carefully and interpret freely. A sketchbook and pen are included with your registration.

$25 members, $35 non-members. Registration required, register here. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Image: © Virginia Hein