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.
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.
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.
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.