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“Shine a Light” Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get an early look at the Shine a Light exhibition in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from 10am to 4pm, July 12–14.



“Shine a Light” Artist’s Reception @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us from 4–6pm in the Sturt Haaga Gallery as we celebrate the artwork of Carole Kim in Shine a Light. DJ Matthew Rubino will be spinning vinyl, and drinks will be available at a no-host bar.

“Shine a Light” Public Opening @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shine a Light begins its run in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from July 15 to October 27.

Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Descanso Gardens opens its gates for free the third Tuesday of every month, and the response has been great. So great, that in order to ensure a great experience for visitors, advance tickets are now required for all non–members on Free Tuesday. Tickets for Free Tuesday on July 16 will be available at Tuesday, June 2 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. Reservations for Free Tuesday on July 16 will begin on June 2 at 10am. 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 or (818) 949-4202.