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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.

 

Mar
3
Fri
Sketching on Location @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Click here for the Saturday series

Registration opens February 15

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Join artist Virginia Hein for a four-week series beginning Friday, March 3 that focuses on exploring sketching landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of curiosity, play and experimentation while learning to work confidently.

Meets in Minka in the Japanese Garden. $120 members, $140 non-members.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Mar
4
Sat
Sketching on Location @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration opens February 15

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Join artist Virginia Hein for a four-week series beginning Friday, March 3 that focuses on exploring sketching landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of curiosity, play and experimentation while learning to work confidently.

Meets in Minka in the Japanese Garden. $120 members, $140 non-members.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Mar
11
Sat
Horticulture Class: Planting the Spring Garden
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Registration opens on Feb. 15 at 10am

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into our spring blooms at Descanso Gardens. Then create your own spring-inspired display pot to take home. 

All materials are included in the price. Students are welcome to bring their own gardening gloves. Class takes place outdoors.

$30 members, $35 non-members. Advance registration required, registration opens on Feb. 15 at 10am.

 

Mar
12
Sun
Spring Sneak Peek
Mar 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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.

Don’t miss:
  • Taiko drum performance
  • Special giveaway
  • Planting activity
  • 50 percent off non-alcoholic drinks
  • Food available for purchase

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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. 

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.