Join us for a curator-led tour of the new gallery exhibit 0 Horizon: Art of the Forest Floor. Meets at the Sturt Haaga Gallery on June 17 at 11am and 2pm.
No registration required, free with admission.
About 0 Horizon: Art of the Forest Floor
0 Horizon: Art of the Forest Floor examines a wealth of subject matter that exists in the parasitological ecosystem of the forest floor. The coexistence of the parasite and the host helps to complete life cycles in some species and the coevolution of both. The exhibition will be installed to create an immersive environment containing works of all media that serves as a metaphor for the mutualism needed to contribute to the earth’s sustainability.
The works in the exhibition will depict nature’s underworld; a wondrous display of decay, slime, parasites, worms, beetles, mushrooms, roots, and the detritus of animals and humans.
0 Horizon: Art of the Forest Floor is open at the Sturt Haaga Gallery from June 17 through August 27, 10am–4pm daily. Entry to the Sturt Haaga Gallery is included with admission to Descanso Gardens, no reservations required.
0 Horizon: Art of the Forest Floor is funded in part by Heather and Paul Haaga.
Whitebark 1 / (Whitebark Pine, Glacier National Park, MT.)
72x54x2 inches, oil on canvas on panel, 2023
Come join our monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!
Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.
No reservations required.
Registration opens June 15 at 10am
Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk through the gardens on Thursday, July 6 from 5–6:30pm. This class is designed as an introduction to quick location sketching and each participant is given a small panorama sketchbook and waterproof pen (included in class price). Bring a spirit of curiosity, play and experimentation.
$40 for members/$45 for non-members, materials are included. Advance registration required. registration opens June 15 at 10am.
Image: © Virginia Hein
Come see what happens in the garden during extended hours. Take a tour, dance to music amongst the flowers, learn about nature, enjoy food and drink. Grab some friends and enjoy the gardens in a new way.
Included in the price of admission or Descanso Gardens membership, no reservations required. Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.
Cultivate: Wildlife Corridors
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy
- Guided Tours of Living in a Wildlife Corridor
- Location: Boddy House
Cougar Conservancy: Living with Wildlife
- Presentation on the Main Lawn
- Time: 5:30–6:30pm
- Location: Main Lawn
Leslie Gray Art Walk and Talk
- Take a walk with artist Leslie Gray to learn more about her “Wild Sighting” installation in the garden
- Have a drink in the Rose Garden bar and enjoy a mix of classic and contemporary songs by our popular guest DJs
- Time: 4:30–7pm
- Location: Rose Garden
Activity: Make-your-own Animal Track
- Create a paw-some animal track with air dry clay
- Time: 4:30–7pm
Image: Mother of Lions © Robert Martinez, courtesy of Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy
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