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Sep
14
Sat
Oak Woodland: 5 Year Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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.

Sep
17
Tue
“Shine a Light” Artist Talk @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join artist-in-residence Carole Kim in the Sturt Haaga Gallery as she discusses the method, inspiration and background behind the Shine a Light exhibition featuring her work.

Sep
20
Fri
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Eight-week morning yoga session starting Friday, September 20. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $116 for eight-week session. Advance registration and minimum enrollment required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

MEMBERS ONLY.

Oct
6
Sun
{SOLD OUT} Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsas @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Please note that this class is sold out.

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow and featured chef Mario Rodriguez as they demonstrate the remarkable variety of salsas using the traditional comal pan and incorporating fresh and dried chiles.

$40 members, $50 nonmembers. Advance reservation required.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Urban Forager Book Signing @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow from 2:30–3:30pm on October 6 and November 3 in Van de Kamp Hall for a tasting and book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

 

Oct
12
Sat
Japanese Garden Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual celebration set in our Japanese Garden. Activities included in the price of regular admission.

Ikebana Display | 9am – 5pm
View examples of ikebana, the art of flower arranging, from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

Taiko Drummers | 11:30am & 1:30pm
Kishin Daiko drummers perform heart-pounding feats of percussion.

Crafting | 10am – 1pm
Create your own work of art inspired by the Japanese Garden.

Photo © Martha Benedict

Oct
13
Sun
Japanese Garden Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual celebration set in our Japanese Garden. Activities included in the price of regular admission.

Ikebana Display | 9am – 5pm
View examples of ikebana, the art of flower arranging, from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

Taiko Drummers | 11:30am & 1:30pm
Kishin Daiko drummers perform heart-pounding feats of percussion.

Crafting | 10am – 1pm
Create your own work of art inspired by the Japanese Garden.

Photo © Martha Benedict

Oct
19
Sat
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Get a sneak peek of master carvers working on pumpkins big and small for Carved. Join us in Van de Kamp Hall from October 19–23, 10am–4pm.

 

 

“Shine a Light” Closing Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate the final week of Shine a Light featuring Descanso’s first artist-in-residence, Carole Kim. The closing celebration will include projections on the Oak Forest canopy and performance in the installation. Five artists will also perform and create “Humanity Carpet Mandala” using white powder stencils in front of the Gallery.

This is an outdoor, nighttime event. There will be a shuttle available, or bring a flashlight for your trip to the Boddy House. Tickets are free for Descanso Gardens members and $5 each for non-members. Reserve your tickets here.

Oct
20
Sun
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Get a sneak peek of master carvers working on pumpkins big and small for Carved. Join us in Van de Kamp Hall from October 19–23, 10am–4pm.