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Jul
22
Fri
Art in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come make art together under the oaks by the Main Lawn from July 20–22 from 11am–1pm. Open to all ages. Free with admission or membership, no reservations required.

Jul
24
Sun
Summer Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am

Come join this guided monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Free with membership, no registration required.

Members only

Aug
6
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Sketching with Color @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This class is sold out


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

$90 members, $120 nonmembers. Class meets in the Rose Pavilion on August 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 9am to noon. Advance registration required.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Aug
13
Sat
{SOLD OUT} KCRW Summer Nights @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

KCRW Summer Nights is sold out


KCRW‘s Summer Nights is coming back to Descanso! Join us on August 13 from 6–10pm for music and a dance party under the stars with KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole and Anthony Valadez.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Please note that tickets are sold out.
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Schedule:
6–7pm | Descanso Gardens open for exploration
7–8:30pm | KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole
8:30–10pm | KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez
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Aug
28
Sun
Summer Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am

Come join this guided monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Free with membership, no registration required.

Members only

Sep
3
Sat
Yoga for Balance @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Registration opens Monday, August 15

Join us for a special pop-up yoga class led by Joyce Shuman on Saturday, September 3 from 8:30–10am in the Rose Garden. Rejuvenate your body and mind after a 25-minute garden walk and 60-minute yoga practice. Increase your awareness of your static and dynamic balance through yoga: movement, breath and mindfulness. Find your individual strengths and feel empowered to improve your balance.

Meets in the Rose Pavilion. $20 members, $25 non-members. Advance registration required, registration opens Monday, August 15.

About Joyce Shuman

Joyce Shuman teaches yoga for all bodies; to support with mindful breath and movement that benefits individual movement and yoga practice.

Sep
6
Tue
Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Registration opens Monday, August 15

Join us for a four-week Tuesday yoga class with Barbara Wood in the Rose Pavilion on September 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 8:30–10am. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only. $58 per participant, registration opens Monday, August 15.

MEMBERS ONLY

Sep
8
Thu
“What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm

Join us on September 8, 9, 10, or 11 for a performance of What You Will by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater at the Amphitheater off the Main Lawn. 


When was the last time you went to a Shakespeare show and didn’t know what to expect? Or were genuinely surprised by the ending? Or came out seeing life from a new perspective? What You Will is coming to Descanso Gardens to bring you a totally new and surprising experience of live theater.

In turns funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative, and above all honest, What You Will is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare.

This Shakespearean “un-play” is the result of the Ensemble’s favorite professional actors, writers, and improvisors creating mini-plays through the lens of their individual and diverse backgrounds, responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words. The company breaks down the mystique of Shakespeare’s language and creates pieces for all audiences to enjoy.

$20 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance tickets required, click here to reserve your tickets.

 

 

Sep
9
Fri
Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Registration opens Monday, August 15

Join us for a four-week Friday yoga class with Joyce Shuman in the Rose Pavilion on September 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 8:30–10am. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only. $58 per participant, registration opens Monday, August 15.

MEMBERS ONLY

“What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm

Join us on September 8, 9, 10, or 11 for a performance of What You Will by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater at the Amphitheater off the Main Lawn. 


When was the last time you went to a Shakespeare show and didn’t know what to expect? Or were genuinely surprised by the ending? Or came out seeing life from a new perspective? What You Will is coming to Descanso Gardens to bring you a totally new and surprising experience of live theater.

In turns funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative, and above all honest, What You Will is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare.

This Shakespearean “un-play” is the result of the Ensemble’s favorite professional actors, writers, and improvisors creating mini-plays through the lens of their individual and diverse backgrounds, responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words. The company breaks down the mystique of Shakespeare’s language and creates pieces for all audiences to enjoy.

$20 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance tickets required, click here to reserve your tickets.