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May
2
Sat
{CANCELED} Little Explorers @ Descanso Gardens
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Please note that Little Explorers is canceled.

Explore Descanso Gardens from the ground up with your children ages 2 to 5. On the first Saturday of the month, Little Explorers will encourage kids to use their senses to discover the natural world through hands-on activities.

Free with admission. No registration required.

May
16
Sat
“The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
May 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 6:45 pm
Come walk through 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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The music is one hour long and begins at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.

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Feb
27
Sun
Camellia Tours @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Brad King (President of Southern California Camellia Society) and Jim Fitzpatrick (Vice President of Southern California Camellia Society) on tours of the Camellia Forest on Sunday, February 27 at 1pm or 3pm.

Before or after the walk, you are welcome to visit the Southern California Camellia Council show in Van De Kamp Hall (9am–4:30pm).

 

Camellia Tours @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm

Join Dr. Brad King (President of Southern California Camellia Society) and Jim Fitzpatrick (Vice President of Southern California Camellia Society) on tours of the Camellia Forest on Sunday, February 27 at 1pm or 3pm.

Before or after the walk, you are welcome to visit the Southern California Camellia Council show in Van De Kamp Hall (9am–4:30pm).

 

Sep
25
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 25 @ 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

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.
Oct
23
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 23 @ 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

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.

Nov
27
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 27 @ 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