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Feb
4
Sat
Camellia Collection Tours @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Poetry Reading @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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.

Feb
11
Sat
Haiku Walk & Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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.

Feb
25
Sat
Camellia Flower Arranging Demo @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

George Harrison, President of Pacific Camellia Society, will lead a flower arranging demonstration featuring camellias.

Before or after the demo, you are welcome to visit the Southern California Camellia Council show in Rose Pavilion from 9am–4:30pm. 

 

 

Camellia Society Tour @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm

Join Dr. Brad King (President of Southern California Camellia Society) and Jim Fitzpatrick (Vice President of Southern California Camellia Society) on a tour of the Camellia Forest.

Before or after the walk, you are welcome to visit the Southern California Camellia Council show in the Rose Pavilion from 9am–4:30pm.

 

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

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

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

MEMBERS ONLY

Mar
13
Mon
Member Appreciation Week
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Descanso keeps its gates open late, exclusively for members! As a thank you for supporting the garden through membership, Descanso Gardens members get exclusive access to the beautiful spring blooms from 5–7pm, March 13–17. More information to come.

Included with Descanso Gardens membership.

Mar
14
Tue
Spring Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Click here for the Wednesday class and here for the Friday class

Registration opens February 15

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Join us for an eight-week yoga class with Barbara
Wood in the Rose Pavilion every Tuesday from May 17–July 5 from 8:30–10am. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only. $136 per participant. Advance registration required.

MEMBERS ONLY

Member Appreciation Week
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Descanso keeps its gates open late, exclusively for members! As a thank you for supporting the garden through membership, Descanso Gardens members get exclusive access to the beautiful spring blooms from 5–7pm, March 13–17. More information to come.

Included with Descanso Gardens membership.

Mar
15
Wed
Member Appreciation Week
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Descanso keeps its gates open late, exclusively for members! As a thank you for supporting the garden through membership, Descanso Gardens members get exclusive access to the beautiful spring blooms from 5–7pm, March 13–17. More information to come.

Included with Descanso Gardens membership.