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Oct
6
Sun
{SOLD OUT} Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsas @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Please note that this class is sold out.

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow and featured chef Mario Rodriguez as they demonstrate the remarkable variety of salsas using the traditional comal pan and incorporating fresh and dried chiles.

$40 members, $50 nonmembers. Advance reservation required.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Nov
3
Sun
Urban Forager: Seasonal Salads @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow for a refreshing look at the myriad forms of salad – fresh, marinated and pickled – designed to bring out the best of hardy winter greens, such as cabbage, kale and lettuce.

$40 members, $50 nonmembers. Advance reservation required, register here.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Nov
16
Sat
Enchanted Preview Party {SOLD OUT}
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The stars will shine, the lanterns will glow and you will be the first to experience Enchanted Forest of Light at the 2019–20 Preview Party on Saturday, November 16. The event will give visitors a chance to experience Enchanted before it opens on November 17.

Tickets are $150 per person and include food and drinks, plus additional entertainment.

 

Nov
17
Sun
{SOLD OUT} Enchanted Forest of Light @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Please note: Enchanted Forest of Light is sold out. There are no more tickets available.

Experience the wonder of Enchanted Forest of Light from November 17 to January 5. New this year is contemporary sculptor Tom Fruin’s magical “stained glass” creation which will grace Descanso’s Mulberry Pond. Popular favorites returning include the Ancient Forest, Flower Power, and “Celestial Shadows” by HYBYCOZO.

Enchanted is a rain-or-shine event. Tickets are non-refundable, have timed entry and must be purchased in advance. See our FAQs about Enchanted here.

 

Mar
10
Tue
Center Circle Associates Tulip Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exclusively for Center Circle Associate members.
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Please join us for an evening walk and learn about Descanso’s tulip collection from David Bare, Director of Horticulture and Garden Operations. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Drinks and light fare will be served. Meets on Tuesday, March 10 from 6–8pm

This is an event for Center Circle Associate level members.
RSVP to development@descansogardens.org or call (818) 952-4391.
Not a Center Circle Associate member, but want to join? Learn more or become a Center Circle Associate member here.

 

Mar
27
Fri
{CANCELED} TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that Tomatomania has been canceled.

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

Tomato Blasts
10:30am, 1:30pm
Get tips from experts on growing great tomatoes at these talks.

Mar
28
Sat
{CANCELED} TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that Tomatomania has been canceled.

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods Bloody Mary Bar
10am–4pm
This popular Bloody Mary Bar returns!

Tomato Talks
10:30am and 1:30pm
Get tips from experts on growing at the Gardenerd Education Series.

Tomato Cooking Demo
Noon
A chef from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods will prepare dishes featuring tomatoes.

Mar
29
Sun
{CANCELED} TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that Tomatomania has been canceled.

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods Bloody Mary Bar
10am–4pm
This popular Bloody Mary Bar returns!

Tomato Talks
10:30am and 1:30pm
Get tips from experts on growing at the Gardenerd Education Series.

Tomato Cooking Demo
Noon
A chef from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods will prepare dishes featuring tomatoes.

Apr
19
Sun
{CANCELED} Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsa @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Please note that Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsa has been canceled.

Urban Forager author Elisa Callow will be joined once again by Mario Rodriguez, featured chef in the Urban Forager cookbook, for Deconstructing Salsa Part 2. Mario will demonstrate the remarkable variety of salsas, incorporating fresh and dried chiles and using the traditional comal pan. He will also share options for serving these versatile and iconic sauces.

 

May
16
Sat
Forest Sounds: “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
May 16 – Aug 31 all-day
Come walk through an immersive sound installation by composer Pete M. Wyer. Inspired by the coast live oaks at Descanso Gardens, “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” was written specifically for Descanso. Played over 72 speakers throughout the Camellia Forest, visitors will experience this choral and instrumental composition as they walk through the garden. Free with admission.
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The music is one hour long and begins at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.

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