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Sep
18
Sat
{SOLD OUT} “What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tickets are sold out for the Sept. 18 performance of What You Will

Join us on September 16, 17 or 18 for a performance of What You Will by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater in the Amphitheater off the Main Lawn.

In turns funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative, and above all honest, What You Will is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare.

This Shakespearean “un-play” is the result of the Ensemble’s favorite professional actors, writers, and improvisors creating mini-plays through the lens of their individual and diverse backgrounds, responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words. The company breaks down the mystique of Shakespeare’s language and creates pieces for all audiences to enjoy.

$20 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance tickets required.

 

 

Jul
2
Sat
Family Plus Summer Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exclusively for Descanso Gardens members at the Family Plus level and higher! Save the date for the Family Plus Summer Celebration on July 2, featuring entertainment, activities, free Enchanted Railroad rides, and more.

Advance registration required, register here.

This is an invitation event for members at the Family Plus level and higher. Interested in upgrading your membership? Contact the Development Office at (818) 952-4391, or click here to join.

MEMBERS ONLY

 

Oct
22
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 22 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Help with our Mulch Give Away this October at Descanso. Volunteers will help visitors get free mulch and share water-wise gardening tips. Instruction will be provided.
 
· All experience levels welcome.
· Ages 16 or older.
· Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
· Limited space available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Saturday, October 15. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Nov
19
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn how to conserve water by mulching in the garden and help care for our native plants at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided and work will be supervised by Descanso horticulture staff.
 
· All experience levels welcome.
· Ages 16 or older.
· Must be able to lift, bend and stand for long periods of time. Moderate to heavy lifting involved.
· Please bring gardening gloves
· Limited space available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Saturday, November 12. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Enchanted Preview Party
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate the return of Enchanted Forest of Light with an event to remember! Join us Saturday, November 19 for Descanso’s enchanting fundraising party. All funds raised support the mission of Descanso Gardens: to connect people with nature, and one another.

Tickets are $195 per person and include food and drinks, the Enchanted experience, and additional entertainment. Sponsorships include tickets to the Preview Party, recognition, and special “anytime” tickets — good for any night Enchanted is open in the 2022–2023 season.

Click here to purchase tickets or sponsor the Preview Party.

Jan
21
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn how to conserve water by mulching in the garden and help care for our native plants at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided and work will be supervised by Descanso horticulture staff.
 
· All experience levels welcome.
· Ages 16 or older.
· Must be able to lift, bend and stand for long periods of time. Moderate to heavy lifting involved.
· Please bring gardening gloves
· Limited space available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Saturday, January 14. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Feb
11
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience by mulching in the garden and help care for Descanso at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided.
 
· All experience levels welcome
· Ages 16 or older
· Must be able to lift, bend and stand for long periods of time. Moderate to heavy lifting involved
· Please bring gardening gloves, water, and wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes
· Limited space available, RSVP required
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Saturday, February 4. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Feb
25
Sat
{CANCELED} Student Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Please note that Student Community Service Day is canceled

Get hands-on gardening experience by mulching in the garden, help clean up Descanso, and get service hours for school at this student volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided.
 
· All experience levels are welcome.
· For ages 12–18. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
· Bring gardening gloves and water.
· Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes.
· Limited space available, RSVP required
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Saturday, February 18. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Mar
11
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience by mulching in the garden and help care for Descanso at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided.
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  • 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 volunteer@descansogardens.org by Saturday, March 4, 2023. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.

Mar
25
Sat
Student Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Help care for Descanso Gardens and get service hours for school at this student volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided.
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  • All experience levels are welcome.

  • For ages 12-15. Adult chaperones must be present.

  • Bring gardening gloves and water.

  • Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes.

  • Limited space available, RSVP required

RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Saturday, March 18, 2023. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.