Nature Meditations @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Join us for these 15 minute meditations and learn about Descanso’s new walking labyrinth in the Rose Garden. Meets on Sunday, January 22 at 2, 2:30, and 3pm.

No registration required, free with admission or Descanso Gardens membership.

Little Explorers @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Little Explorers is back! 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.

Camellia Collection Tours @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a walking tour from 11am–12pm on February 4 to learn about Descanso’s historic camellia collections, plus little-known stories behind many of the camellias currently in bloom.

Included in the price of admission or with membership. Tour meets in the Visitor Center courtyard.

Poetry Reading @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Poets from around the Los Angeles area will come together to share poems about nature, remembrance, connection and renewal. The poetry meeting will be moderated by author and historian Naomi Hirahara, and will feature poets Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Ramon Garcia, Mike Sonksen, Pam Ward, and Elena Karina Byrne.

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.