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Cultivate: Nature Sounds & Wildlife @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for music, food, crafts and more at Cultivate: Nature Sounds & Wildlife on March 7. Learn about the wildlife that surrounds us with nature talks, displays, and a special performance of “BEE SONG” during a night of discovery.

$5 members, $15 non-members. Advance registration required. Register online here.


Main Lawn

  • “BEE SONG” | 5:45, 6:30 & 7:15pm
    The world-renowned Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir from California State University, Long Beach performs a special arrangement of “BEE SONG” by composer Robert Hoehn. Written for the Resonant Nest, part of the exhibition in the Sturt Haaga Gallery, this 15-minute score was inspired by the daily activity of a bumblebee colony.
  • Native Plant Display | 5:30–8pm
    Learn all about bee-friendly plants and chat with experts about our local native bees.
  • Pollinator Craft | 5:30–8pm
    Enjoy a hands-on activity inspired by the plants and insects around us.

  • The Kitchen at Descanso Food and Drink | 5:30–8pm

Hilltop Gardens

  • Nature Talks by Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy  | 6, 6:30 & 7pm
    Learn all about the urban wildlife in our city, hear from experts about motion-sensor camera trapping and more.

  • Sturt Haaga Gallery, fruiting bodies exhibition open | 5:30-8:15pm
    The Gallery stays open late for you to explore.

  • PLAY evolution | 6–6:20, 6:40–7, 7:20–7:40 & 8–8:20pm
    Embark on an adventure with PLAY and tap into your most child-like self. Each participant will be given a set of silent dj headphones, and will be guided to explore, move and make noise.

  • The Kitchen at Descanso Food and Drink | 5:30–8pm
Shakespeare in the Garden @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with performances amongst Descanso’s spring blooms every Saturday and Sunday in March and April. This fun, funny, moving production will travel to peak bloom spots as the season changes, showcasing a blooming botanical backdrop for your favorite Shakespeare scenes. Meets at Center Circle.

No registration required. Included in the price of regular admission. Free to Descanso Gardens members. Please note that this program does not meet on Sunday, April 12.



Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for an enchanting nature-themed story time at Magnolia Lawn.

Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm

Stroll through the gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees, and other seasonal favorites on these guided walks. Meets on Fridays and Saturdays, March 6–May 9. Friday walks meet at 1pm, Saturday walks meet at 11am and 1pm.

Please note that the Spring Bloom Walks are subject to availability and may be canceled due to weather.