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Mar
22
Sun
{CANCELED} Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am

Please note that the Member Bird Walks on March 22 and April 26 are canceled.

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

{CANCELED} Kintsugi Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Please note that Kintsugi Workshop is canceled.

Learn this centuries-old practice by breaking, then repairing your own ceramic dish at this workshop. The finished piece can be displayed as art. Defined as “to repair with gold,” kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with a mixture of compound and gold powder. As a philosophy, kintsugi has similarities to wabi-sabi, an embracing of the flawed or imperfect.

$30 for members, $40 for non-members. No experience necessary, all materials provided. Ages 12 and up. Advanced registration required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

{CANCELED} Shakespeare in the Garden @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm

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.

 

 

Mar
24
Tue
{CANCELED} Beginner Tai Chi @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 24 @ 8:30 am

Please note that all Beginner Tai Chi sessions have been canceled through March 31.

For the Advanced Tai Chi session beginning Wednesday, March 25 click here.

This ten-week Beginner Tai Chi session meets on Tuesdays from March 24 to June 9. There will be no class on Tuesday, May 12 or Tuesday, May 19.

$125 members, $155 nonmembers. Advanced 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.

Mar
25
Wed
{CANCELED} Advanced Tai Chi @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 25 @ 8:30 am

Please note that all Advanced Tai Chi sessions have been canceled through March 31.

This ten-week Advanced Tai Chi session meets on Wednesdays from March 25 to June 10. There will be no class on Wednesday, May 13 or 20.

$125 members, $155 nonmembers. Advanced 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.

Mar
27
Fri
{CANCELED} TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that Tomatomania has been canceled.

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

Tomato Blasts
10:30am, 1:30pm
Get tips from experts on growing great tomatoes at these talks.

{CANCELED} Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm

Please note that the Spring Bloom Walks are canceled through May 9.

Stroll through the gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees, and other seasonal favorites on these guided walks. Meets on Fridays and Saturdays, March 6–May 9. Friday walks meet at 1pm, Saturday walks meet at 11am and 1pm.

Please note that the Spring Bloom Walks are subject to availability and may be canceled due to weather.

Mar
28
Sat
{CANCELED} Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Please note that Community Service Day is canceled.
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Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for the camellias 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 Thursday, February 26. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
{CANCELED} TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that Tomatomania has been canceled.

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods Bloody Mary Bar
10am–4pm
This popular Bloody Mary Bar returns!

Tomato Talks
10:30am and 1:30pm
Get tips from experts on growing at the Gardenerd Education Series.

Tomato Cooking Demo
Noon
A chef from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods will prepare dishes featuring tomatoes.

{CANCELED} Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am

Please note that the Spring Bloom Walks are canceled through May 9.

Stroll through the gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees, and other seasonal favorites on these guided walks. Friday walks meet at 1pm, Saturday walks meet at 11am and 1pm.

Please note that the Spring Bloom Walks are subject to availability and may be canceled due to weather.