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Jan
22
Sun
Nature Meditations @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Join us for these 15 minute meditations and learn about Descanso’s new walking labyrinth in the Rose Garden. Meets on Sunday, January 15 and 22 at 3, 3:30, and 4pm.

No registration required, free with admission or Descanso Gardens membership.

Jan
28
Sat
Seed Collecting Basics @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Registration opens on Dec. 15

Class also meets on Jan. 28 at 2pm


Come learn about seed collection and treatments from our own plant propagation horticulturist, Frank Obregon. This class will prepare you to collect seeds and plant your own beautiful spring garden.

$25 members; $30 non-members. Meets in the Harvest Garden. Includes materials. Advance registration required, registration will open on Dec. 15.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Seed Collecting Basics @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Registration opens on Dec. 15

Come learn about seed collection and treatments from our own plant propagation horticulturist, Frank Obregon. This class will prepare you to collect seeds and plant your own beautiful spring garden.

$25 members; $30 non-members. Meets in the Harvest Garden. Includes materials. Advance registration required, registration will open on Dec. 15.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Feb
4
Sat
Camellia Collection Tours @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a walking tour from 11am–12pm on February 4 to learn about Descanso’s historic camellia collections, plus little-known stories behind many of the camellias currently in bloom.

Included in the price of admission or with membership. Tour meets in the Visitor Center courtyard.

Poetry Reading @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Poets from around the Los Angeles area will come together to share poems about nature, remembrance, connection and renewal. The poetry meeting will be moderated by author and historian Naomi Hirahara, and will feature poets Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Ramon Garcia, Mike Sonksen, Pam Ward, and Elena Karina Byrne.

Free with admission, no advance registration required.


The Camellia Collection: Our Rebirth of Wonder

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.

Feb
11
Sat
Haiku Walk & Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.


The Camellia Collection: Our Rebirth of Wonder

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.

Feb
18
Sat
SHIKI Curator Gallery Tours @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am

Join curator Meher McArthur as she gives a gallery tour of the upcoming exhibit SHIKI: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art. Meets at the Sturt Haaga Gallery on February 18 at 11am and 1pm.

No registration required, free with admission.


Top image:
Tale of Genji: Murasaki and Genji Enjoying the Snow
By Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Japan, c. 1854
Full-color woodblock print (14 1/4 in. x 29 5/8 in.)
Courtesy of Scripps College, Claremont, CA

 

SHIKI Curator Gallery Tours @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm

Join curator Meher McArthur as she gives a gallery tour of the upcoming exhibit SHIKI: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art. Meets at the Sturt Haaga Gallery on February 18 at 11am and 1pm.

No registration required, free with admission.


Top image:
Tale of Genji: Murasaki and Genji Enjoying the Snow
By Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Japan, c. 1854
Full-color woodblock print (14 1/4 in. x 29 5/8 in.)
Courtesy of Scripps College, Claremont, CA

 

Feb
25
Sat
Camellia Flower Arranging Demo @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

George Harrison, President of Pacific Camellia Society, will lead a flower arranging demonstration featuring camellias.

Before or after the demo, you are welcome to visit the Southern California Camellia Council show in Rose Pavilion from 9am–4:30pm. 

 

 

Camellia Society Tour @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm

Join Dr. Brad King (President of Southern California Camellia Society) and Jim Fitzpatrick (Vice President of Southern California Camellia Society) on a tour of the Camellia Forest.

Before or after the walk, you are welcome to visit the Southern California Camellia Council show in the Rose Pavilion from 9am–4:30pm.