· Please bring gardening gloves, water, and wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes
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.
Come explore, play and create with us under the oaks on the Main Lawn.
Families with young children (age 2–5 years old) will enjoy doing arts and crafts and nature exploration together each month. No registration required, free with admission or membership.
· Bring gardening gloves and water.
· Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes.
· Limited space available, RSVP required
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.
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.
All experience levels are welcome.
Ages 16 or older.
Must be able to lift, bend and stand for long periods of time. Moderate to heavy lifting involved.
Bring gardening gloves and water.
Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes.
Limited space available, RSVP required
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, March 4, 2023. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Exclusively for members at the Family Plus level and higher
On Sunday, March 12, Descanso Gardens members at the Family Plus level and higher can enjoy a night of spring blooms, special entertainment and more as we kick off Member Appreciation Week.
- Taiko drum performance
- Special giveaway
- Planting activity
- 50 percent off non-alcoholic drinks
- Food available for purchase
Advance registration required, members at the and higher can register here.
Spring Sneak Peek is exclusively for Family Plus, Sponsoring, Sustaining, and Center Circle members. Please remember, no outside food and no blankets.
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.