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Oct
5
Sat
Painting Nature @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join artist R. Jay Ewing for a six-week watercolor class for beginning and intermediate students. $90 members, $120 nonmembers. Meets from 10am to noon on six Saturdays, October 5 through November 9. Students will be emailed a materials list after registration.

Advance registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

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 through hands-on activities.

Free with admission. No registration required.

Mt. SAC Plant Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

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.

Mt. SAC Sale

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.
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Walks are subject to weather and availability. For more information, please call (818) 949-4200.
Oct
6
Sun
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 required, register here.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

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.
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Walks are subject to weather and availability. For more information, please call (818) 949-4200.
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.

 

Oct
8
Tue
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 Gardens, an experienced guide will help you explore all that Descanso has to offer.

Free to members. No registration required.

Members only

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.

Oct
12
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
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 by Descanso horticulture staff. This is a great opportunity for individuals, friends, and organizations.
 
· All experience levels welcome.
· Ages 16 or older.
· Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Please bring gardening gloves, water and a hat.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Wednesday, October 9. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.