Little Explorers @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come explore, play and create with us under the oaks on the Main Lawn. Families with young children (age 2–5 years old) will enjoy doing arts and crafts and nature exploration together each month.

No registration required, free with admission or membership.

Student Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Help care for Descanso Gardens and get service hours for school at this student volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided.

  • All experience levels are welcome.

  • For ages 12-15. Adult chaperones must be present.

  • Bring gardening gloves and water.

  • Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes.

  • Limited space available, RSVP required

RSVP to by Saturday, April 22, 2023. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.

Quick Location Sketching @ Descanso Gardens
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Registration opens April 14 at 10am

Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk through the gardens on Thursday, May 4 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 April 14.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Horticulture Workshop: Propagation for Beginners
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Registration opens April 14 at 10am

Plant propagation is the process of creating new, free plants from cuttings. This class on May 6 from 10–11:30am is for beginners who have never tried plant propagation before. Students will learn the basics and take home a tray full of new, fresh cuttings directly from Descanso’s collections.

All materials are included in the price. Students are welcome to bring their own gardening gloves. Please note that this class takes place outdoors.

$30 members, $35 non-members. Advance registration required, registration opens April 14 at 10am.