Calendar

Please note that Descanso Gardens is closed until further notice.

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Mar
17
Tue
Free Tuesday {SOLD OUT} @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that tickets to Free Tuesday are sold out.

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Tickets for Free Tuesday on March 17 will be available on Tuesday, February 25 at 10am.

Please note:

  • Tickets are free and must be reserved online in advance, by phone at (818) 949-4200 or in person. No tickets will be available on-site at the Gardens on Free Tuesday.
  • Tickets are available three weeks before the date of Free Tuesday. There are two times available to enter: 9am and 1pm. Once you are in the Gardens, you man stay until Descanso Gardens closes at 5pm.
  • All visitors – including infants – need a ticket.
  • Descanso Gardens members do not need a ticket.
  • Members of other gardens that participate in the Reciprocal Admissions Program must reserve a free non-member ticket.
  • Tickets will be scanned for entry and can only be used for the date and time printed on them.
  • Tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated. Ticket purchaser must be present with entire party in order to enter the Garden. Descanso Gardens staff may request identification from the ticket purchaser.
  • Please read our garden etiquette guidelines to better understand the expectations of behavior when visiting Descanso.
  • Food and picnicking are not permitted in the Gardens; however, you are welcome to use the picnic area adjacent to the parking lot. 
  • We cannot accommodate tour groups/buses on Free Tuesday. For group availability, contact grouptours@descansogardens.org or (818) 949-4202.
Mar
22
Sun
{CANCELED} Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 22 @ 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

Mar
28
Sat
{CANCELED} Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Please note that Community Service Day is canceled.
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Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for the camellias 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, February 26. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Apr
6
Mon
Forest Sounds: “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm
Come walk though 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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Check out the schedule for “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” from April 6–May 31:
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  • Monday–Thursday | 12pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
  • Friday–Sunday | 12pm, 4pm
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