Join us for a walking tour from 11am–12pm on February 4 to learn about Descanso’s historic camellia collections, plus little-known stories behind many of the camellias currently in bloom.
Included in the price of admission or with membership. Tour meets in the Visitor Center courtyard.
Poets from around the Los Angeles area will come together to share poems about nature, remembrance, connection and renewal. The poetry meeting will be moderated by author and historian Naomi Hirahara, and will feature poets Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Ramon Garcia, Mike Sonksen, Pam Ward, and Elena Karina Byrne.
Free with admission, no advance registration required.
The Camellia Connection: Our Rebirth of Wonder
Celebrate camellias and poetry throughout the month of February at Descanso Gardens.
Camellias can bloom in our coldest and darkest winter season. These brilliant flowers, native to Asia, contain stories of resilience, hope, loss and ingenuity. Descanso supports one of the largest collections of camellias in North America, with more than 3,500 known and recorded plants, representing over 600 varieties.
In collaboration with accomplished poets Amy Uyematsu and Peter Levitt, Descanso is pleased to offer a series of programs that invite exploration, reflection, and participation.
· Please bring gardening gloves, water, and wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes