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May
13
Mon
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
May 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

For other morning sessions, see our Wednesday, May 15 and Friday, May 17 classes.

Eight-week morning yoga session starting Monday, May 13 – July 1. 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.

MEMBERS ONLY.

May
14
Tue
Wellness Walk @ Descanso Gardens
May 14 @ 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
May 14 @ 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.

May
15
Wed
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
May 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Eight-week morning yoga session starting Wednesday, May 15 – July 3. 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.

MEMBERS ONLY.

Evening Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Eight-week evening yoga session starting Wednesday, May 15 – July 3. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $116 for eight-week session. Advance registration and minimum enrollment required.

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

MEMBERS ONLY.

May
17
Fri
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
May 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Eight-week morning yoga session starting Friday, May 17 – July 5. 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.

MEMBERS ONLY.

May
18
Sat
Montrose African Violet Society Show @ Descanso Gardens
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Meets in Van de Kamp Hall. To learn more about the Montrose African Violet Society, click here.

 

SOLD OUT // Night Garden: Science Quest @ Descanso Gardens
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please note that Night Garden: Science Quest is sold out.

Discover how scientists explore the world around us– from whats in your backyard to what’s happening in outer space. Learn about space exploration from JPL and Carnegie Observatories, talk to experts from San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, and find out more about the pollinators that help make our garden bloom. Grab dinner and a drink, enjoy the sunset, and wander the gardens as the Flashdance DJs spin all-vinyl sets of tunes.

$5 members; $15 nonmembers. Advance tickets required.

Rose Garden

JPL Display | 5:30–8:30pm
Talk to scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and learn about space exploration.

Planetarium Shows *limited space available | 5:40, 6:10, 6:40, 7:10, 7:40 & 8:10pm
Experience Carnegie Observatories‘ inflatable planetarium. Timed tickets available at the Rose Garden Pavilion beginning at 5:30. Participants must be able to sit on the ground for 20 minutes. Space extremely limited and is first-come, first-served.

Astronomy Talks | 6:30, 7 & 7:30pm
Learn about gravitational wave astronomy with Carnegie Observatories scientist, Dr. Philip Cowperthwaite.

Patina Concession Stand | 5:30–8pm
Food and drinks available for purchase.

Promenade

Bee Discovery Display | 5:30–8:30pm
Learn about the relationship between flowers and bees at this interactive display created by Descanso’s Native Garden Horticulturist, Layla Valenzuela.

Microscopes and Magnifiers Station | 5:30–8:30pm
Try out these scientific tools to get a closer look at nature.

Oak Grove

The Weaving Project | 5:30–7:30pm
Explore connections between art and our natural world. Together with artist Ben Allanoff, weave a community sculpture using sticks and natural materials. Stop by after 7:30 to view the finished project.

Flash Dance DJs | 5:30–8:15pm
The Flash Dance DJs spin an all vinyl set under the oaks.

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society | 5:30–7:30pm
Chat with experts from the Audubon Society and learn all about the birds that call Southern California home.

Patina Concession Stand | 5:30–8pm
Food and drinks available for purchase.

 

May
19
Sun
Pasadena Showcase House of Design Closes @ Descanso Gardens
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Chosen as the 2019 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, the Boddy House will be open for tours from Tuesday to Sunday, April 21 to May 19. Tickets to the Showcase House can be purchased at pasadenashowcase.org.

The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is a nonprofit and all money raised from this event will support local music programs. The Boddy House will reopen to the public in late spring.

 

May
21
Tue
Beginner Tai Chi @ Descanso Gardens
May 21 @ 8:30 am

Ten-week Beginner Tai Chi session starting Tuesday, May 21 – July 23.

$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.