Calendar

Please note that Descanso Gardens is closed until further notice.

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Apr
17
Fri
Forest Sounds: “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 17 @ 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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Apr
18
Sat
Forest Sounds: “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 18 @ 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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{CANCELED} Shakespeare in the Garden @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that Shakespeare in the Garden is canceled.

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with performances amongst Descanso’s spring blooms. This fun, funny, moving production will travel to peak bloom spots as the season changes, showcasing a blooming botanical backdrop for your favorite Shakespeare scenes. Meets at Center Circle.

No registration required. Included in the price of regular admission. Free to Descanso Gardens members. Please note that this program does not meet on Sunday, April 12.

 

 

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.

 

Forest Sounds: “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 19 @ 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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{CANCELED} Shakespeare in the Garden @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that Shakespeare in the Garden is canceled.

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with performances amongst Descanso’s spring blooms. This fun, funny, moving production will travel to peak bloom spots as the season changes, showcasing a blooming botanical backdrop for your favorite Shakespeare scenes. Meets at Center Circle.

No registration required. Included in the price of regular admission. Free to Descanso Gardens members. Please note that this program does not meet on Sunday, April 12.

 

 

Apr
20
Mon
Forest Sounds: “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 20 @ 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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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.
Forest Sounds: “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 21 @ 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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Apr
22
Wed
{CANCELED} Spring Flowers Children’s Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please note that Spring Flowers Children’s Workshop has been canceled.

Come explore nature with your child(ren) at this special Spring & Earth Day workshop. In collaboration with the Pasadena Garden Club, this workshop will include the opportunity to create floral displays to be included in the Garden Club of America 2020 Flower Show. Please note that this workshop is for children ages 3–5. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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