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Little Owls Reading Nest 10:30 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 1 @ 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.
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Mt. SAC Plant Sale 11:00 am
Mt. SAC Plant Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mt. SAC Plant Sale @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Join us in the Oak Woodland as students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program sell a variety of potted plants from Thursday to Saturday, October 3–5.
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Mt. SAC Plant Sale 11:00 am
Mt. SAC Plant Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mt. SAC Plant Sale @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Join us in the Oak Woodland as students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program sell a variety of potted plants from Thursday to Saturday, October 3–5.
Harvest Wine Dinner 6:00 pm
Harvest Wine Dinner @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for the four-course Harvest Wine Dinner on Friday, October 4 at Maple. Enjoy torta di polenta, a winter vegetable flight, stuffed quail, and crème anglaise with brandy apples. Each course will be perfectly …

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wanderPLAY 7:00 pm
wanderPLAY @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
wanderPLAY @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Come and connect with nature in the Gardens at wanderPLAY. This is an opportunity for grown-ups to tap into their creative and playful side. WanderPLAY includes meditation exercises, improv and movement. The only goal is …

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Little Explorers 10:30 am
Little Explorers @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Explore Descanso Gardens from the ground up with your children ages 2 to 5. On the first Saturday of the month, Little Explorers will encourage kids to use their senses to discover the natural world …

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Mt. SAC Plant Sale 11:00 am
Mt. SAC Plant Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mt. SAC Plant Sale @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Join us in the Oak Woodland as students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program sell a variety of potted plants from Thursday to Saturday, October 3–5.
Weekend Walk 11:00 am
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary. . Walks are …

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Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsas 11:00 am
Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsas @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow and featured chef Mario Rodriguez as they demonstrate the remarkable variety of salsas using the traditional comal pan and incorporating fresh and dried chiles. $40 members, $50 nonmembers. Advance reservation …

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Weekend Walk 11:00 am
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary. . Walks are …

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Urban Forager Book Signing 2:30 pm
Urban Forager Book Signing @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow from 2:30–3:30pm on October 6 and November 3 in Van de Kamp Hall for a tasting and book signing. Books will be available for purchase.  
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Wellness Walk 8:30 am
Wellness Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am
Join us once a month for a fun and relaxed guided walk along Descanso’s many beautiful paths and trails. Whether you are looking to improve your health, make new friends, or get to know the …

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Little Owls Reading Nest 10:30 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 8 @ 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.
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Community Service Day 8:00 am
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
For the Community Service Day on October 26, click here. . Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for our Native Garden at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided and work will be supervised …

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Japanese Garden Celebration 9:00 am
Japanese Garden Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Japanese Garden Celebration @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual celebration set in our Japanese Garden. Activities included in the price of regular admission. Ikebana Display | 9am – 5pm View examples of ikebana, the art of …

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Weekend Walk 11:00 am
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary. . Walks are …

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Japanese Garden Celebration 9:00 am
Japanese Garden Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Japanese Garden Celebration @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual celebration set in our Japanese Garden. Activities included in the price of regular admission. Ikebana Display | 9am – 5pm View examples of ikebana, the art of …

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Weekend Walk 11:00 am
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary. . Walks are …

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Beginner Tai Chi 8:30 am
Beginner Tai Chi @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 15 @ 8:30 am
For the Advanced Tai Chi session beginning Wednesday, October 16, click here. Ten-week Beginner Tai Chi session from Tuesday, October 15 to December 17. $125 members, $155 nonmembers. Advanced registration required. Register online here, in …

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Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} 9:00 am
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
To join us on Free Tuesday, you will need advance tickets. Descanso Gardens opens its gates for free the third Tuesday of every month, and the response has been great. So great, that in order …

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Little Owls Reading Nest 10:30 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 15 @ 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.
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Advanced Tai Chi 8:30 am
Advanced Tai Chi @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am
Ten-week Advanced Tai Chi session from Wednesday, October 16 to December 18. $125 members, $155 nonmembers. Advanced registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) …

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Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work 10:00 am
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Get a sneak peek of master carvers working on pumpkins big and small for Carved. Join us in Van de Kamp Hall from October 19–23, 10am–4pm.    
Weekend Walk 11:00 am
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary. . Walks are …

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“Shine a Light” Closing Celebration 7:00 pm
“Shine a Light” Closing Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"Shine a Light" Closing Celebration @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Celebrate the final week of Shine a Light featuring Descanso’s first artist-in-residence, Carole Kim. The closing celebration will include projections on the Oak Forest canopy and performance in the installation. Five artists will also perform …

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Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work 10:00 am
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Get a sneak peek of master carvers working on pumpkins big and small for Carved. Join us in Van de Kamp Hall from October 19–23, 10am–4pm.    
Weekend Walk 11:00 am
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary. . Walks are …

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Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work 10:00 am
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Get a sneak peek of master carvers working on pumpkins big and small for Carved. Join us in Van de Kamp Hall from October 19–23, 10am–4pm.    
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Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work 10:00 am
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Get a sneak peek of master carvers working on pumpkins big and small for Carved. Join us in Van de Kamp Hall from October 19–23, 10am–4pm.    
Little Owls Reading Nest 10:30 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 22 @ 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.
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Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work 10:00 am
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Get a sneak peek of master carvers working on pumpkins big and small for Carved. Join us in Van de Kamp Hall from October 19–23, 10am–4pm.    
Carved 6:30 pm
Carved @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Carved @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
. The member presale has begun! Descanso Gardens members can purchase their tickets here: . For five evenings only, 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 100 pounds—will line a path through the Camellia Forest. The …

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Carved 6:30 pm
Carved @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Carved @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
. The member presale has begun! Descanso Gardens members can purchase their tickets here: . For five evenings only, 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 100 pounds—will line a path through the Camellia Forest. The …

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{FULL} Garden Sprouts 10:00 am
{FULL} Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
{FULL} Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Please note that Garden Sprouts is full. Join us on four Fridays from October 25–November 15. Meets in the Harvest Garden. Garden Sprouts is a grownup and child (ages 2–4) class where the seeds of …

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Carved 6:30 pm
Carved @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Carved @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
. The member presale has begun! Descanso Gardens members can purchase their tickets here: . For five evenings only, 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 100 pounds—will line a path through the Camellia Forest. The …

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Community Service Day 8:00 am
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for the Rose Garden at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided and work will be supervised by Descanso horticulture staff. This is a great opportunity for individuals, …

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Weekend Walk 11:00 am
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary. . Walks are …

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{SOLD OUT} Carved: A Pumpkin Carving Workshop 1:00 pm
{SOLD OUT} Carved: A Pumpkin Carving Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
{SOLD OUT} Carved: A Pumpkin Carving Workshop @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
Please note that Carved: A Pumpkin Carving Workshop is sold out. Take your pumpkin carving up a level using basic stencils and tools. All materials and carving tools are included with the workshop fee. $30 …

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Carved 6:30 pm
Carved @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Carved @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
. The member presale has begun! Descanso Gardens members can purchase their tickets here: . For five evenings only, 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 100 pounds—will line a path through the Camellia Forest. The …

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Member Bird Walk 8:00 am
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am
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. MEMBERS ONLY
Weekend Walk 11:00 am
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary. . Walks are …

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Carved 6:30 pm
Carved @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Carved @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States
. The member presale has begun! Descanso Gardens members can purchase their tickets here: . For five evenings only, 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 100 pounds—will line a path through the Camellia Forest. The …

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Little Owls Reading Nest 10:30 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 29 @ 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.
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