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Dec
12
Sun
{SOLD OUT} Wreath Making @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am
All wreath making classes are sold out

Make a beautiful winter wreath for your home using natural materials, including botanicals gathered in the Gardens. The Wreath Making class meets at 10am or 2pm, December 11 and 12. Sign up early – this class sells out! Experts will provide instruction to get you started. $40 members; $45 non-members. Includes materials.

Advance registration required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

{SOLD OUT} Wreath Making @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm
All wreath making classes are sold out

Make a beautiful winter wreath for your home using natural materials, including botanicals gathered in the Gardens. The Wreath Making class meets at 10am or 2pm, December 11 and 12. Sign up early – this class sells out! Experts will provide instruction to get you started. $40 members; $45 non-members. Includes materials.

Advance registration required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Jan
9
Sun
{SOLD OUT} Wellness Program: Relax @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 9 @ 2:00 pm

Click here for Wellness Program: Renew on Jan. 16 and here for Wellness Program: Rejuvenate on Jan. 23


Please note that Wellness Program: Relax on Jan. 9 is sold out

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Take some time to relax with a meditation followed by a mindful observation of a single plant in the Garden and make discoveries in the process of looking. 

$20 for members, $25 for non members. Advance registration required.

About the Wellness Program series

This series highlights mindful experiences as an opportunity to slow down and find meaningful moments observing, immersing, and walking in nature. These one-hour sessions can be taken as a series or as a stand-alone session. 

This Wellness Program is led by Mariko Tu. Mariko is an educator specializing in mindfulness and meditation and has developed and led mindfulness programs at the Norton Simon Museum and Descanso Gardens.

Jan
11
Tue
Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Click here for the January 14 yoga class


Please note that this yoga series is sold out

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Join us for an eight-week Tuesday yoga class with Barbara Wood in the Rose Pavilion. This yoga class meets on Tuesdays from January 11 through March 1 from 8:30–10am. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only. $116 per participant.

MEMBERS ONLY

Jan
14
Fri
Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us for an eight-week Friday yoga class with Joyce Shuman in the Rose Pavilion. This yoga class meets on Fridays from January 14 through March 4 from 8:30–10am. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only. $116 per participant, register here to join this class.

MEMBERS ONLY

Jan
15
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Basket Weaving Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please note that the Basket Weaving Workshop is sold out

Artist Samantha M. Johnson will teach students to make their own round-reed basket to take home. Round reed baskets are starter baskets used to teach new weavers and children alike how to recognize a weaving pattern, work with natural materials and for advanced students how to start their own basket. 

Meets on the Boddy House Patio. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance registration required.

About Samantha M. Johnson

Samantha M. Johnson grew up actively involved in the Gabrieleno Tongva Band of Mission Indians before going on to receive her Bachelors in Science at California State University at Long Beach Puvungna, and then her certificate in Science Illustration at Cal State Monterey. As a digital illustrator, animator, and traditional painter; she wants to bring to light the beautiful nature that Creator has put on this earth as well as the often unheard of culture of her tribe. Most recently she has used her skills to create an extensive environmental science curriculum for 4th and 5th grade based on our local California sage scrub ecosystem for Pitzer College. Currently, she is making an effort to bring awareness on social media to poached white sage in Southern California.

Jan
16
Sun
{SOLD OUT} Wellness Program: Renew @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 16 @ 2:00 pm
Please note that Wellness Program: Renew is sold out

Experience a sense of renewal forest bathing in the Oak Grove by using your senses to immerse in nature.

$20 for members, $25 for non members. Advance registration required.

About the Wellness Program series

This series highlights mindful experiences as an opportunity to slow down and find meaningful moments observing, immersing, and walking in nature. These one-hour sessions can be taken as a series or as a stand-alone session. 

This Wellness Program is led by Mariko Tu. Mariko is an educator specializing in mindfulness and meditation and has developed and led mindfulness programs at the Norton Simon Museum and Descanso Gardens.

Jan
22
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Yoga pop-up @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 22 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Yoga pop-up is sold out

Join us for a special pop-up yoga class led by Joyce Shuman on Saturday, January 22 from 8:30–10am in the Rose Garden. Rejuvenate your body and mind after a brisk, 25-minute garden walk, a 60-minute yoga breath and movement practice.

Meets in the Rose Pavilion. $20 members, $25 non-members. Advance registration required.

About Joyce Shuman

Joyce Shuman teaches yoga for all bodies; to support with mindful breath and movement that benefits individual movement and yoga practice.

Jan
23
Sun
{SOLD OUT} Wellness Program: Rejuvenate @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm
Please note that Wellness Program: Rejuvenate is sold out

Rejuvenate your mind and body with a meditative walk through Descanso Gardens and set an intention for the year ahead.

$20 for members, $25 for non members. Advance registration required.

About the Wellness Program series

This series highlights mindful experiences as an opportunity to slow down and find meaningful moments observing, immersing, and walking in nature. These one-hour sessions can be taken as a series or as a stand-alone session. 

This Wellness Program is led by Mariko Tu. Mariko is an educator specializing in mindfulness and meditation and has developed and led mindfulness programs at the Norton Simon Museum and Descanso Gardens.

Feb
5
Sat
Haiku Activity @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Garden visitors are invited to add their own poems to a community-created haiku installation from February 5–27 as part of What Blossoms: A Poetic Celebration of Camellias.

Free with admission, no advance registration required.


What Blossoms: A Poetic Celebration of Camellias

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.