Calendar

Please note that Descanso Gardens is closed until further notice.

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Sep
22
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am

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

Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

MEMBERS ONLY

Sep
24
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 24 @ 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.

Sep
28
Sat
SILENCE: Listening @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

SILENCE, a new concert series unconstrained by genre within the Gardens, concludes on Sept. 28 with an exploration of the theme: Listening. L’Rain and Julia Holter perform their own works; Lisa E. Harris performs her pieces alongside the participatory deep listening pieces of Pauline Oliveros; and Gloria Cheng performs selected John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano. 

Tickets are $30 for Descanso Gardens members and $37 for non-members. Get your tickets here:


ABOUT SILENCE

Created by artistic directors Christopher Rountree, the conductor/composer who founded Wild Up, and Anna Bulbrook, the indie-rock musician and founder of GirlschoolSILENCE presents artists at the intersection of experimental popular music and classical new music. SILENCE explores three themes – Listening (Sept. 7)Light (Sept. 21), and Ritual (Sept. 28) – bringing unbounded sounds to the special outdoor space at Descanso Gardens.


ARTISTS

Gloria Cheng | Lisa E. Harris | Julia Holter | L’Rain | John Cage, composer | Pauline Oliveros, composer


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct
1
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 1 @ 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.

Oct
3
Thu
Mt. SAC Plant Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us in the Oak Woodland as students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program sell a variety of potted plants from Thursday to Saturday, October 3–5. All plants for sale are grown and cared for by students at Mt. SAC’s whole sale production nursery, and proceeds from the sale are used to support the horticulture program.

Mt. SAC Sale

Oct
4
Fri
Mt. SAC Plant Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us in the Oak Woodland as students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program sell a variety of potted plants from Thursday to Saturday, October 3–5. All plants for sale are grown and cared for by students at Mt. SAC’s whole sale production nursery, and proceeds from the sale are used to support the horticulture program.

Mt. SAC Sale

Harvest Wine Dinner @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for the four-course Harvest Wine Dinner on Friday, October 4 at Maple. Enjoy torta di polenta, a winter vegetable flight, stuffed quail, and crème anglaise with brandy apples. Each course will be perfectly paired with a wine selection to complement the dish.
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To see the full Harvest Wine Dinner menu, click here. $125 per person. Advance reservations required, register here.

 

wanderPLAY @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come connect with nature as you wander through the Rose Garden to breathtaking views at sunset. Musicians will be improvising mystical tones a long with other hidden interactive surprises. This is an opportunity for grown-ups to tap into their creative and playful side.
wanderPLAY explores human connection through meditation, dance, and movement. The only goal is to get lost — lost in time, in the moment, in your right brain and in your inner-child.
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Tickets are $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Advance registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980. Please note that this program is non-refundable.
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Oct
5
Sat
Little Explorers @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Explore Descanso Gardens from the ground up with your children ages 2 to 5. On the first Saturday of the month, Little Explorers will encourage kids to use their senses to discover the natural world through hands-on activities.

Free with admission. No registration required.

Mt. SAC Plant Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us in the Oak Woodland as students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program sell a variety of potted plants from Thursday to Saturday, October 3–5. All plants for sale are grown and cared for by students at Mt. SAC’s whole sale production nursery, and proceeds from the sale are used to support the horticulture program.

Mt. SAC Sale