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Apr
25
Sat
{CANCELED} Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Please note that Community Service Day is canceled.
In honor of Arbor Day, get hands-on gardening experience and help care for Descanso at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided and work will be supervised by Descanso horticulture staff. This is a great opportunity for individuals, friends, and organizations.
 
· All experience levels welcome.
· Ages 16 or older.
· Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Please bring gardening gloves, water and a hat.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Thursday, April 23. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
{CANCELED} Student Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Please note that Student Community Service Day is canceled.
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Get volunteer hours for school and help care for the Gardens at this student volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided and work will be supervised by Descanso horticulture staff.
This is a great opportunity for individuals, friends, and organizations.
 
· All experience levels welcome.
· Ages 12-15.
· Bring gardening gloves.
· Adult chaperones welcome.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Thursday, April 23. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Apr
26
Sun
{CANCELED} Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am

Please note that the Member Bird Walks on March 22 and April 26 are canceled.

Come join our monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

MEMBERS ONLY

Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am

Come join our monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

MEMBERS ONLY

May
1
Fri
{CANCELED} Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
May 1 @ 10:00 am

Please note that Garden Sprouts is canceled.

Meets on four Fridays from May 1–22.

Garden Sprouts is a grownup and child (ages 2-4) class where the seeds of love for nature are planted and nurtured. Children and adults participate in story time, songs, hands-on nature, science, art, and gardening activities, as well as prepare a healthy snack together. All activities are designed specifically for children’s fine and gross motor skills and social development.   

$40 members; $48 nonmembers. Advanced registration required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Toddler Treks

May
2
Sat
{CANCELED} Air Watercolor @ Descanso Gardens
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join artist Pete Morris and learn new watercolor techniques as you explore the various landscapes of Descanso. A brief classroom instruction will be followed by open air painting in different locations.

All levels are welcome. Meets on four Saturdays beginning May 2.

$90 members, $120 non-members. Advance registration required, register here. Students will be emailed a materials list after registration. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Jul
10
Fri
{SOLD OUT} Sketching on Location @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please note that this class is sold out.

Meets online over Zoom for five Saturdays from July 10–August 7, 10–11:30am.

Join artist Virginia Hein in this five-week art series and learn to sketch the varied landscapes of Descanso using a variety of media. Students will meet weekly on Zoom for instruction and conversation, and will be given exercises to do at Descanso on their own time between class sessions.

$100 per person. Students will be provided with a materials list with registration. Members only.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Jun
25
Fri
Castle Garden Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get first look at the upcoming Castle Garden exhibition at the Sturt Haaga Gallery from June 25–27. The Gallery is open from 10am to 4pm.

Through contemporary artwork, videos and historic materials, Castle Garden will explore how, over centuries, plants and gardens have played a vital role in communicating our identity and culture.

This exhibition is funded in part through the generosity of the Pasadena Art Alliance.

 

Jun
26
Sat
Castle Garden Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get first look at the upcoming Castle Garden exhibition at the Sturt Haaga Gallery from June 25–27. The Gallery is open from 10am to 4pm.

Through contemporary artwork, videos and historic materials, Castle Garden will explore how, over centuries, plants and gardens have played a vital role in communicating our identity and culture.

This exhibition is funded in part through the generosity of the Pasadena Art Alliance.

 

Jun
27
Sun
Castle Garden Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get first look at the upcoming Castle Garden exhibition at the Sturt Haaga Gallery from June 25–27. The Gallery is open from 10am to 4pm.

Through contemporary artwork, videos and historic materials, Castle Garden will explore how, over centuries, plants and gardens have played a vital role in communicating our identity and culture.

This exhibition is funded in part through the generosity of the Pasadena Art Alliance.