Calendar

Please note that Descanso Gardens is closed until further notice.

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May
30
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for Descanso at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided and work will be supervised by Descanso horticulture staff. This is a great opportunity for individuals, friends, and organizations.
 
· All experience levels welcome.
· Ages 16 or older.
· Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Please bring gardening gloves, water and a hat.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Thursday, May 28. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Jun
7
Sun
Discovering L.A.’s Wildlife Talk @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hear renowned wildlife biologist Miguel Ordeñana discuss how he learns about L.A.’s wildlife using camera traps. Talks available in Spanish/ English.

Included in the price of admission. Reservations suggested, register here.

Program in partnership with Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy.

Jun
16
Tue
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 16 @ 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 June 16 will be available on Tuesday, May 26 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.
Jun
18
Thu
Summer Evening Sketch Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk in the garden. Participants will learn to sketch on location, by practicing to observe carefully and interpret freely. A sketchbook and pen are included with your registration.

$25 members, $35 non-members. Registration required, register here. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Image: © Virginia Hein