Join us for the Haiku Walk & Workshop on Saturday, February 12 from 10:30am–12pm. Led by haiku poet Debbie Kolodji , this workshop will include time to walk in the garden and be inspired by the camellias and instruction on writing the traditional Japanese three-line poem.
Free with admission, no advance registration required.
What Blossoms: A Poetic Celebration of Camellias
Celebrate camellias and poetry throughout the month of February at Descanso Gardens.
Camellias can bloom in our coldest and darkest winter season. These brilliant flowers, native to Asia, contain stories of resilience, hope, loss and ingenuity. Descanso supports one of the largest collections of camellias in North America, with more than 3,500 known and recorded plants, representing over 600 varieties.
In collaboration with accomplished poets Amy Uyematsu and Peter Levitt, Descanso is pleased to offer a series of programs that invite exploration, reflection, and participation.
Come celebrate spring at Descanso Gardens!
Join us as Descanso bursts with color and activity this spring on March 26, 10am–4pm. All activities are free with admission, no reservations required.
Spring is a symbol of rebirth and awakening, and we invite you to explore new possibilities for the future with us. Explore our pollinator garden and take a sneak peak at our new nursery opening in 2022. Learn about native milkweed and other native plants we are growing/propagating and their relationship to pollinators. Find out about important work being done here at Descanso and by our partner organizations in and around Los Angeles.
Nursery Tours | 10am & 2pm | Center Circle
Latino Outdoor Bilingual Spanish/English tour | 1pm | Center Circle
Partner Info Tables | 10am–2pm | Main Lawn
Our partners include:
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Arroyos and Foothill Conservancy
California Native Plant Society
Theodore Payne Foundation
Kidspace Children’s Museum