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Jul
13
Sat
“Shine a Light” Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get an early look at the Shine a Light exhibition in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from 10am to 4pm, July 12–14.

MEMBERS ONLY.

 

{SOLD OUT} Urban Forager: Jam @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Please note that the Urban Forager: Jam class is full.

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow in the newly renovated Boddy House kitchen for the Urban Forager Cooking Class: Seasonal Jam. Participants will make both stone fruit and strawberry jam in celebration of one of foraging’s greatest delights: preserving the deliciousness of seasonal fruits.

$40 members, $50 nonmembers. Reservations required.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Urban Forager Book Signing @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow from 2–3pm on July 13 and 20 in Van de Kamp Hall for a tasting and book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

 

Jul
14
Sun
“Shine a Light” Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get an early look at the Shine a Light exhibition in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from 10am to 4pm, July 12–14.

MEMBERS ONLY.

 

“Shine a Light” Artist’s Reception @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us from 4–6pm in the Sturt Haaga Gallery as we celebrate the artwork of Carole Kim in Shine a Light. Drinks will be available from a no-host bar.

Jul
15
Mon
“Shine a Light” Public Opening @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shine a Light begins its run in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from July 15 to October 27.

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

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


Descanso Gardens opens its gates for free the third Tuesday of every month, and the response has been great. So great, that in order to ensure a great experience for visitors, advance tickets are now required for all non–members on Free Tuesday.

Tickets for Free Tuesday on July 16 will be available at Tuesday, July 2 at 10am. Free Tuesday tickets do not include entry to the World Rhythms: Briseyda Zarate concert.

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. Reservations for Free Tuesday on July 16 will begin on July 2 at 10am. 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.
{SOLD OUT} World Rhythms: Briseyda Zárate @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

World Rhythms continues with Briseyda Zárate, an inspired and skilled flamenco dancer, choreographer, singer and master teacher. Advance tickets required.

Please note that tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated.

Not a member? Learn more or become a member here.

Bring a picnic or order a summer picnic box from Patina. Lawn chairs are allowed and lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jul
17
Wed
Summer Songs @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please note that tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated.

Relax in the beauty of the Rose Garden as the The Flashdance DJs spin all-vinyl sets of tunes. Enjoy a cold beer and wander through Descanso as the sun sets. Advance tickets required. 

Please note that tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated.

Not a member? Learn more or become a member here.

Bring a picnic or order a summer picnic box from Patina. Lawn chairs are allowed and lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jul
18
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Music on the Main: Molly Miller @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Music on the Main continues with Molly Miller, captivating audiences with her sophisticated and raw style. Advance tickets required.

Please note that tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated.

Not a member? Learn more or become a member here.

Bring a picnic or order a summer picnic box from Patina. Lawn chairs are allowed and lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.