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Please note that tickets are sold out to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso for a fully immersive theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bring your running shoes, as this experience will have you chasing through the Gardens to follow fighting lovers, dancing fairies, and a bewildered donkey, on an adventure filled with laughter and love.
$25 members, $35 non-members. Advance tickets required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.
Please note that the End of Summer Celebration is sold out.
The gardens stay open extra late for the End of Summer Celebration. Grab a cold drink and relax to the tunes of the The Flashdance DJs, wander through the gardens to the sounds of live music. Enjoy the sunset, then end the night with some stargazing in the Oak Woodland. Bring your own flashlight! Advance tickets required.
Please note that tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated.
- The Flashdance DJs | 5:30–10pm
- Crafting | 5:30–9:30pm
- Barbecue and Drinks by Patina | 5:30–9pm
- Live Music | 6–8pm
- “Bark” performance by Carole Kim | 8–10pm
- Descanso’s artist-in-residence is joined by Ursula Brookbank, Odeya Nina, and Laura Steenberge for a durational collaborative performance.
- Stargazing | 8:30–9:30pm
- See the night sky through a telescope with the help of the Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers.
In Fall 2014, we opened the Oak Woodland, which transformed an uncultivated behind-the-scenes area into seven additional acres of native plant garden. Join us to learn more about the iconic trees that dot the landscape, and celebrate five years of this beautiful part of Descanso.
Entry to the Oak Woodland: 5 Year Celebration is included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission.
Oak Tree Talk with Emily Han | 10am
While sitting under a canopy of oaks, learn about these essential and majestic California trees from herbalist, educator and author, Emily Han.
Wildflower Seed Search | 10am–1pm
Fall is the best time to plant California wildflower seeds. Pick up a wildflower map at the Information Station that will guide you Seed Stations in the garden. Visit the Seed Stations and make your own wildflower seed packet to take home.
Foothill Municipal Water District Information Table | 10am–1pm
Learn about water-wise practices, local rebates for your home and more.
Oak Woodland Highlight Tour | 1pm
Take a guided walk of the Oak Woodland to learn about the different plants and animals that thrive here.