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May
11
Sat
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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.
May
12
Sun
Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
May 12 @ 11:00 am

Stroll through the Gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees and other seasonal spring favorites on these guided walks.

Join us on Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm from March 1 to May 12. No registration required, subject to availability.

Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
May 12 @ 1:00 pm

Stroll through the Gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees and other seasonal spring favorites on these guided walks.

Join us on Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm from March 1 to May 12. No registration required, subject to availability.

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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.
May
14
Tue
Wellness Walk @ Descanso Gardens
May 14 @ 8:30 am

Join us once a month for a fun and relaxed guided walk along Descanso’s many beautiful paths and trails. Whether you are looking to improve your health, make new friends, or get to know the Gardens, an experienced guide will help you explore all that Descanso has to offer.

Free to members. No registration required.

Members only

May
18
Sat
SOLD OUT // Night Garden: Science Quest @ Descanso Gardens
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please note that Night Garden: Science Quest is sold out.

Discover how scientists explore the world around us– from whats in your backyard to what’s happening in outer space. Learn about space exploration from JPL and Carnegie Observatories, talk to experts from San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, and find out more about the pollinators that help make our garden bloom. Grab dinner and a drink, enjoy the sunset, and wander the gardens as the Flashdance DJs spin all-vinyl sets of tunes.

$5 members; $15 nonmembers. Advance tickets required.

Rose Garden

JPL Display | 5:30–8:30pm
Talk to scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and learn about space exploration.

Planetarium Shows *limited space available | 5:40, 6:10, 6:40, 7:10, 7:40 & 8:10pm
Experience Carnegie Observatories‘ inflatable planetarium. Timed tickets available at the Rose Garden Pavilion beginning at 5:30. Participants must be able to sit on the ground for 20 minutes. Space extremely limited and is first-come, first-served.

Astronomy Talks | 6:30, 7 & 7:30pm
Learn about gravitational wave astronomy with Carnegie Observatories scientist, Dr. Philip Cowperthwaite.

Patina Concession Stand | 5:30–8pm
Food and drinks available for purchase.

Promenade

Bee Discovery Display | 5:30–8:30pm
Learn about the relationship between flowers and bees at this interactive display created by Descanso’s Native Garden Horticulturist, Layla Valenzuela.

Microscopes and Magnifiers Station | 5:30–8:30pm
Try out these scientific tools to get a closer look at nature.

Oak Grove

The Weaving Project | 5:30–7:30pm
Explore connections between art and our natural world. Together with artist Ben Allanoff, weave a community sculpture using sticks and natural materials. Stop by after 7:30 to view the finished project.

Flash Dance DJs | 5:30–8:15pm
The Flash Dance DJs spin an all vinyl set under the oaks.

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society | 5:30–7:30pm
Chat with experts from the Audubon Society and learn all about the birds that call Southern California home.

Patina Concession Stand | 5:30–8pm
Food and drinks available for purchase.

 

May
26
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
May 26 @ 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

Jun
6
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Music on the Main: Louie Cruz Beltran @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Our Music on the Main series opens with Louie Cruz Beltran, blending Afro Cuban rhythms with soaring vocals, pop, jazz, R&B and Latin influencesAdvance tickets required.

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

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.

 

Jun
11
Tue
Wellness Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 11 @ 8:30 am

Join us once a month for a fun and relaxed guided walk along Descanso’s many beautiful paths and trails. Whether you are looking to improve your health, make new friends, or get to know the Gardens, an experienced guide will help you explore all that Descanso has to offer.

Free to members. No registration required.

Members only

Jun
13
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Music on the Main: The Katie Thiroux Trio @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Music on the Main continues with The Katie Thiroux Trio, offering in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond. 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.

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.