Calendar

Please note that Descanso Gardens is closed until further notice.

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Jun
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Tue
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

To join us on Free Tuesday, you will need advance tickets.

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Tickets for Free Tuesday on June 16 will be available on Tuesday, May 26 at 10am.

Please note:

  • Tickets are free and must be reserved online in advance, by phone at (818) 949-4200 or in person. No tickets will be available on-site at the Gardens on Free Tuesday.
  • Tickets are available three weeks before the date of Free Tuesday. There are two times available to enter: 9am and 1pm. Once you are in the Gardens, you man stay until Descanso Gardens closes at 5pm.
  • All visitors – including infants – need a ticket.
  • Descanso Gardens members do not need a ticket.
  • Members of other gardens that participate in the Reciprocal Admissions Program must reserve a free non-member ticket.
  • Tickets will be scanned for entry and can only be used for the date and time printed on them.
  • Tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated. Ticket purchaser must be present with entire party in order to enter the Garden. Descanso Gardens staff may request identification from the ticket purchaser.
  • Please read our garden etiquette guidelines to better understand the expectations of behavior when visiting Descanso.
  • Food and picnicking are not permitted in the Gardens; however, you are welcome to use the picnic area adjacent to the parking lot. 
  • We cannot accommodate tour groups/buses on Free Tuesday. For group availability, contact grouptours@descansogardens.org or (818) 949-4202.
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 16 @ 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.

Forest Sounds: “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm
Come walk though 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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Check out the schedule for “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” from June 1–September 3:
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  • Monday–Thursday | 12pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
  • Friday–Sunday | 12pm, 4pm
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Extended Hours @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The gates of Descanso stay open until 8pm from Monday–Thursday, June 1–September 3. Stop by after work and enjoy an evening stroll in the serenity of the garden.

No registration required. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission. Free with Descanso Gardens membership.

Jun
17
Wed
Forest Sounds: “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm
Come walk though 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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Check out the schedule for “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” from June 1–September 3:
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  • Monday–Thursday | 12pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
  • Friday–Sunday | 12pm, 4pm
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Extended Hours @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The gates of Descanso stay open until 8pm from Monday–Thursday, June 1–September 3. Stop by after work and enjoy an evening stroll in the serenity of the garden.

No registration required. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission. Free with Descanso Gardens membership.

Jun
18
Thu
Forest Sounds: “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm
Come walk though 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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Check out the schedule for “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” from June 1–September 3:
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  • Monday–Thursday | 12pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
  • Friday–Sunday | 12pm, 4pm
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Extended Hours @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The gates of Descanso stay open until 8pm from Monday–Thursday, June 1–September 3. Stop by after work and enjoy an evening stroll in the serenity of the garden.

No registration required. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission. Free with Descanso Gardens membership.

Summer Evening Sketch Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk in the garden. Participants will learn to sketch on location, by practicing to observe carefully and interpret freely. A sketchbook and pen are included with your registration.

$25 members, $35 non-members. Registration required, register here. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Jun
19
Fri
Forest Sounds: “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm
Come walk though 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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Check out the schedule for “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” from June 1–September 3:
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  • Monday–Thursday | 12pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
  • Friday–Sunday | 12pm, 4pm
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