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Aug
16
Fri
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso for a fully immersive theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bring your running shoes, as this experience will have you chasing through the Gardens to follow fighting lovers, dancing fairies, and a bewildered donkey, on an adventure filled with laughter and love.

$25 members, $35 non-members. Join us on August 16, 17, 23 or 24. Reservations required, register online here.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Aug
17
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for the Gardens at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided and work will be supervised by Descanso horticulture staff. This is a great opportunity for individuals, friends, and organizations.
 
· All experience levels welcome.
· Ages 16 or older.
· Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Please bring gardening gloves, water and a hat.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Wednesday, August 14. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary.
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Walks are subject to weather and availability. For more information, please call (818) 949-4200.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso for a fully immersive theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bring your running shoes, as this experience will have you chasing through the Gardens to follow fighting lovers, dancing fairies, and a bewildered donkey, on an adventure filled with laughter and love.

$25 members, $35 non-members. Join us on August 16, 17, 23 or 24. Reservations required, register online here.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Aug
18
Sun
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary.
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Walks are subject to weather and availability. For more information, please call (818) 949-4200.
Aug
20
Tue
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 20 @ 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 August 20 will be available at Tuesday, July 30 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. Reservations for Free Tuesday on August 20 will begin on July 30 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.
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 20 @ 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.

Aug
22
Thu
Beer Garden Nights @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy our beer garden from 5–8pm on Thursdays this August. Chill out in the Courtyard where fine brews and food are available for purchase, then wander the Gardens as the sun starts to set.

Free admission for Descanso Gardens members. While reservations are not required, you can purchase general admission in advance:

Aug
23
Fri
Drop-in Toddler Programs @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore, discover, and play at Descanso Gardens this summer on August 9 and 23. Join us for these grownup and child (ages 2–5) classes and connect with nature in a whole new way.

No registration required. Free with regular Gardens admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso for a fully immersive theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bring your running shoes, as this experience will have you chasing through the Gardens to follow fighting lovers, dancing fairies, and a bewildered donkey, on an adventure filled with laughter and love.

$25 members, $35 non-members. Join us on August 16, 17, 23 or 24. Reservations required, register online here.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.