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Oct
4
Fri
wanderPLAY @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come and connect with nature in the Gardens at wanderPLAY. This is an opportunity for grown-ups to tap into their creative and playful side. WanderPLAY includes meditation exercises, improv and movement. The only goal is to get lost — lost in time, in the moment, in your right brain and in your inner-child.

Tickets are $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Advance registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Oct
15
Tue
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

To join us on Free Tuesday, you will need advance tickets.


Descanso Gardens opens its gates for free the third Tuesday of every month, and the response has been great. So great, that in order to ensure a great experience for visitors, advance tickets are now required for all non–members on Free Tuesday.

Tickets for Free Tuesday on October 15 will be available at Tuesday, September 24 at 10am.


Please note:

  • Tickets are free and must be reserved online in advance, by phone at (818) 949-4200 or in person. No tickets will be available on-site at the Gardens on Free Tuesday.
  • Tickets are available three weeks before the date of Free Tuesday. There are two times available to enter: 9am and 1pm. Once you are in the Gardens, you man stay until Descanso Gardens closes at 5pm.
  • All visitors – including infants – need a ticket.
  • Descanso Gardens members do not need a ticket.
  • Members of other gardens that participate in the Reciprocal Admissions Program must reserve a free non-member ticket.
  • Tickets will be scanned for entry and can only be used for the date and time printed on them.
  • Tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated. Ticket purchaser must be present with entire party in order to enter the Garden. Descanso Gardens staff may request identification from the ticket purchaser.
  • Please read our garden etiquette guidelines to better understand the expectations of behavior when visiting Descanso.
  • Food and picnicking are not permitted in the Gardens; however, you are welcome to use the picnic area adjacent to the parking lot. 
  • We cannot accommodate tour groups/buses on Free Tuesday. For group availability, contact grouptours@descansogardens.org or (818) 949-4202.
Oct
23
Wed
Carved @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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The member presale has begun!

Descanso Gardens members can purchase their tickets here:

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For five evenings only, 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 100 pounds—will line a path through the Camellia Forest. The one-mile walk features expertly carved real pumpkins and live carving demonstrations. Carved runs from October 23–27, 6:30–10:30pm.

Tickets are $25 each for Descanso Gardens members and $30 each for non-members. Tickets go on sale to non-members on October 1 at 10am. Sell out is likely.

All ticketing times on October 26 are reserved for Descanso Gardens members. Please note that tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled.

 

Oct
24
Thu
Carved @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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The member presale has begun!

Descanso Gardens members can purchase their tickets here:

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For five evenings only, 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 100 pounds—will line a path through the Camellia Forest. The one-mile walk features expertly carved real pumpkins and live carving demonstrations. Carved runs from October 23–27, 6:30–10:30pm.

Tickets are $25 each for Descanso Gardens members and $30 each for non-members. Tickets go on sale to non-members on October 1 at 10am. Sell out is likely.

All ticketing times on October 26 are reserved for Descanso Gardens members. Please note that tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled.