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Mar
14
Sat
{CANCELED} Student Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 14 @ 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, March 12. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
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
27
Fri
{CANCELED} TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that Tomatomania has been canceled.

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

Tomato Blasts
10:30am, 1:30pm
Get tips from experts on growing great tomatoes at these talks.

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.
{CANCELED} TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that Tomatomania has been canceled.

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods Bloody Mary Bar
10am–4pm
This popular Bloody Mary Bar returns!

Tomato Talks
10:30am and 1:30pm
Get tips from experts on growing at the Gardenerd Education Series.

Tomato Cooking Demo
Noon
A chef from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods will prepare dishes featuring tomatoes.

Mar
29
Sun
{CANCELED} TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that Tomatomania has been canceled.

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods Bloody Mary Bar
10am–4pm
This popular Bloody Mary Bar returns!

Tomato Talks
10:30am and 1:30pm
Get tips from experts on growing at the Gardenerd Education Series.

Tomato Cooking Demo
Noon
A chef from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods will prepare dishes featuring tomatoes.

Apr
19
Sun
{CANCELED} Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsa @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Please note that Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsa has been canceled.

Urban Forager author Elisa Callow will be joined once again by Mario Rodriguez, featured chef in the Urban Forager cookbook, for Deconstructing Salsa Part 2. Mario will demonstrate the remarkable variety of salsas, incorporating fresh and dried chiles and using the traditional comal pan. He will also share options for serving these versatile and iconic sauces.

 

Apr
21
Tue
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

To join us on Free Tuesday, you will need advance tickets.

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Tickets for Free Tuesday on April 21 will be available on Tuesday, March 31 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.
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.