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May
9
Sat
{CANCELED} Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
May 9 @ 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.

{CANCELED} Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
May 9 @ 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.

May
16
Sat
“The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
May 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 6:45 pm
Come walk through an immersive sound installation by composer Pete M. Wyer. Inspired by the coast live oaks at Descanso Gardens, “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” was written specifically for Descanso. Played over 72 speakers throughout the Camellia Forest, visitors will experience this choral and instrumental composition as they walk through the garden. Free with admission.
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The music is one hour long and begins at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.

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Jul
10
Fri
{SOLD OUT} Sketching on Location @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please note that this class is sold out.

Meets online over Zoom for five Saturdays from July 10–August 7, 10–11:30am.

Join artist Virginia Hein in this five-week art series and learn to sketch the varied landscapes of Descanso using a variety of media. Students will meet weekly on Zoom for instruction and conversation, and will be given exercises to do at Descanso on their own time between class sessions.

$100 per person. Students will be provided with a materials list with registration. Members only.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Oct
9
Fri
Sketching with Color @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join artist Virginia Hein for a four week series that focuses on exploring color to sketch the autumn landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of play and experimentation while learning to work confidently with color.

$90 members, $110 nonmembers. Class meets in the Rose Pavilion on Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 9am to noon. Advance registration required, registration link to come.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Jun
25
Fri
Castle Garden Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get first look at the upcoming Castle Garden exhibition at the Sturt Haaga Gallery from June 25–27. The Gallery is open from 10am to 4pm.

Through contemporary artwork, videos and historic materials, Castle Garden will explore how, over centuries, plants and gardens have played a vital role in communicating our identity and culture.

This exhibition is funded in part through the generosity of the Pasadena Art Alliance.

 

Jun
26
Sat
Castle Garden Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get first look at the upcoming Castle Garden exhibition at the Sturt Haaga Gallery from June 25–27. The Gallery is open from 10am to 4pm.

Through contemporary artwork, videos and historic materials, Castle Garden will explore how, over centuries, plants and gardens have played a vital role in communicating our identity and culture.

This exhibition is funded in part through the generosity of the Pasadena Art Alliance.

 

Jun
27
Sun
Castle Garden Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get first look at the upcoming Castle Garden exhibition at the Sturt Haaga Gallery from June 25–27. The Gallery is open from 10am to 4pm.

Through contemporary artwork, videos and historic materials, Castle Garden will explore how, over centuries, plants and gardens have played a vital role in communicating our identity and culture.

This exhibition is funded in part through the generosity of the Pasadena Art Alliance.

 

Jun
28
Mon
Castle Garden opens @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Through contemporary artwork, videos and historic materials, Castle Garden will explore how, over centuries, plants and gardens have played a vital role in communicating our identity and culture. Castle Garden runs from June 28 to September 12, 2021. The Sturt Haaga Gallery is open daily from 10am–4pm.

This exhibition is funded in part through the generosity of the Pasadena Art Alliance.

 

Jul
16
Fri
Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

For three Fridays this July, enjoy the sound of live music wafting through the garden as you enjoy the summer blooms.

Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Dates and times
July 16: 11am and 1pm
Paul Livingstone Ensemble

July 23: 11am and 1pm
Yuval Ron Music

July 30: 11am and 1pm
SAKURA Cellos

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.