Summer Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am

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

Free with membership, no registration required.

Members only

Yoga for Balance @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Registration opens Monday, August 15

Join us for a special pop-up yoga class led by Joyce Shuman on Saturday, September 3 from 8:30–10am in the Rose Garden. Rejuvenate your body and mind after a 25-minute garden walk and 60-minute yoga practice. Increase your awareness of your static and dynamic balance through yoga: movement, breath and mindfulness. Find your individual strengths and feel empowered to improve your balance.

Meets in the Rose Pavilion. $20 members, $25 non-members. Advance registration required, registration opens Monday, August 15.

About Joyce Shuman

Joyce Shuman teaches yoga for all bodies; to support with mindful breath and movement that benefits individual movement and yoga practice.

Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Registration opens Monday, August 15

Join us for a four-week Tuesday yoga class with Barbara Wood in the Rose Pavilion on September 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 8:30–10am. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only. $58 per participant, registration opens Monday, August 15.


“What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm

Join us on September 8, 9, 10, or 11 for a performance of What You Will by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater at the Amphitheater off the Main Lawn. 

When was the last time you went to a Shakespeare show and didn’t know what to expect? Or were genuinely surprised by the ending? Or came out seeing life from a new perspective? What You Will is coming to Descanso Gardens to bring you a totally new and surprising experience of live theater.

In turns funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative, and above all honest, What You Will is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare.

This Shakespearean “un-play” is the result of the Ensemble’s favorite professional actors, writers, and improvisors creating mini-plays through the lens of their individual and diverse backgrounds, responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words. The company breaks down the mystique of Shakespeare’s language and creates pieces for all audiences to enjoy.

$20 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance tickets required, click here to reserve your tickets.