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Feb
5
Sat
Haiku Activity @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Garden visitors are invited to add their own poems to a community-created haiku installation from February 5–27 as part of What Blossoms: A Poetic Celebration of Camellias.

Free with admission, no advance registration required.


What Blossoms: A Poetic Celebration of Camellias

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.

Poetry Reading @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Poets from around the Los Angeles area come together on Saturday, February 5 to share poems about nature. Moderated by author and historian Naomi Hirahara, and featuring poets Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Kenji Liu, Phoebe MacAdams, Mariano Zaro and Gloria Alvarez, the reading will conclude with an invitation for program attendees to join a mini-workshop on writing haiku.

Meets at the Amphitheater next to the Main Lawn. Free with admission, no advance registration required.


What Blossoms: A Poetic Celebration of Camellias

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.

Feb
12
Sat
Haiku Walk & Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for the Haiku Walk & Workshop on Saturday, February 12 from 10:30am–12pm. Led by haiku poet Debbie Kolodji, this workshop will include time to walk in the garden and be inspired by the camellias and instruction on writing the traditional Japanese three-line poem.

Meets at the Amphitheater next to the Main Lawn. Free with admission, no advance registration required.


What Blossoms: A Poetic Celebration of Camellias

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.

Mar
12
Sat
Spring Bloom Tours
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am

Join us for a guided walking tour at 11am or 1pm to see what’s blooming at Descanso.

Meets at Center Circle. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Spring Bloom Tours
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for a guided walking tour at 11am or 1pm to see what’s blooming at Descanso.

Meets at Center Circle. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Mar
14
Mon
Special Member Hours
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Descanso keeps its gates open late, exclusively for members! Savor the beautiful spring blooms of the season until 7pm from March 14–18.

Included with Descanso Gardens membership, no reservations required.

Mar
15
Tue
Special Member Hours
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Descanso keeps its gates open late, exclusively for members! Savor the beautiful spring blooms of the season until 7pm from March 14–18.

Included with Descanso Gardens membership, no reservations required.

Mar
16
Wed
Special Member Hours
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Descanso keeps its gates open late, exclusively for members! Savor the beautiful spring blooms of the season until 7pm from March 14–18.

Included with Descanso Gardens membership, no reservations required.

Mar
17
Thu
Special Member Hours
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Descanso keeps its gates open late, exclusively for members! Savor the beautiful spring blooms of the season until 7pm from March 14–18.

Included with Descanso Gardens membership, no reservations required.

Mar
18
Fri
Special Member Hours
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Descanso keeps its gates open late, exclusively for members! Savor the beautiful spring blooms of the season until 7pm from March 14–18.

Included with Descanso Gardens membership, no reservations required.