Please note that Descanso Gardens is closed until further notice.
Please note that Forages with nance klehm on March 1 is sold out.
In conjunction with fruiting bodies at the Sturt Haaga Gallery, ecological systems engineer nance klehm will lead a beginner’s mushroom walk on Sunday, March 1. $20 members, $30 non-members. Advance registration required.
Explore the native Oak Woodland for mycelium and fruiting bodies of mushrooms. Learn the life cycle of fungi and how to identify mushroom species. The walk will end with a mushroom tea.
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.
Please note that Shakespeare in the Garden is canceled until March 31.
Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with performances amongst Descanso’s spring blooms every Saturday and Sunday in March and April. This fun, funny, moving production will travel to peak bloom spots as the season changes, showcasing a blooming botanical backdrop for your favorite Shakespeare scenes. Meets at Center Circle.
No registration required. Included in the price of regular admission. Free to Descanso Gardens members. Please note that this program does not meet on Sunday, April 12.
Bask in the early tulip blooms and cherry blossoms at Cultivate: Nature Sounds & Wildlife on March 7. Learn about the wildlife that surrounds us with nature talks, displays, and a special performance of “BEE SONG” during a night of discovery.
$5 members, $15 non-members. Advance registration required. Register online here.
- “BEE SONG” | 5:45, 6:30 & 7:15pm
The world-renowned Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir from California State University, Long Beach performs a special arrangement of “BEE SONG” by composer Robert Hoehn. Written for the Resonant Nest, part of the exhibition in the Sturt Haaga Gallery, this 15-minute score was inspired by the daily activity of a bumblebee colony.
- Native Plant Display | 5:30–8pm
Learn all about bee-friendly plants and chat with experts about our local native bees.
Pollinator Craft | 5:30–8pm
Enjoy a hands-on activity inspired by the plants and insects around us.
The Kitchen at Descanso Food and Drink | 5:30–8pm
Nature Talks by Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy | 6, 6:30 & 7pm
Learn all about the urban wildlife in our city, hear from experts about motion-sensor camera trapping and more.
Sturt Haaga Gallery, fruiting bodies exhibition open | 5:30-8:15pm
The Gallery stays open late for you to explore.
PLAY evolution | 6–6:20, 6:40–7, 7:20–7:40 & 8–8:20pm
Embark on an adventure with PLAY and tap into your most child-like self. Each participant will be given a set of silent dj headphones, and will be guided to explore, move and make noise.
- The Kitchen at Descanso Food and Drink | 5:30–8pm
Please note that Morning Yoga is canceled through March 31.
Eight-week morning yoga session starting Monday, March 9. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $116 for eight-week session. Advance registration and minimum enrollment required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.
Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-7980.
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.
Exclusively for Center Circle Associate members.
Please join us for an evening walk and learn about Descanso’s tulip collection from David Bare, Director of Horticulture and Garden Operations. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Drinks and light fare will be served. Meets on Tuesday, March 10 from 6–8pm
This is an event for Center Circle Associate level members.
RSVP to email@example.com or call (818) 952-4391.
Not a Center Circle Associate member, but want to join? Learn more or become a Center Circle Associate member here.