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Mar
30
Sat
{FULL} Drawing Nature @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note that this class is full.

Join artist R. Jay Ewing and learn the foundations of drawing in this nature-based class for beginning and intermediate students. 

Four Saturdays from March 30–April 20. $90 members, $120 nonmembers. Students will be emailed a materials list after registration. Advance registration required.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

May
3
Fri
{FULL} Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
May 3 @ 10:00 am

Please note: Garden Sprouts is full.

Four Fridays from May 3–24. Meets in the Harvest Garden.

Garden Sprouts is a grownup and child (ages 2-4) class where the seeds of love for nature are planted and nurtured. Children and adults participate in story time, songs, hands-on nature, science, art, and gardening activities, as well as prepare a healthy snack together. All activities are designed specifically for children’s fine and gross motor skills and social development.   

$40 members; $48 nonmembers; Pre-registration required. 

Toddler Treks

Jun
17
Mon
Descanso Discoveries Summer Camp @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Descanso Discoveries Summer Camp runs from 9am–3pm, Monday–Friday, June 17–21.

To see the June 24–28 session, click here.

Descanso will once again partner with the Child Educational Center to present two fun and adventurous weeks of summer camp for children entering grades 1–7. Join us for discovery and adventure in Descanso’s beautiful outdoor setting. Each day children will explore the garden, investigate the bountiful environments of plant and animal life, and discover the wonders of our natural world through hands-on art, science-based activities, group games and more.

Extended care, including transportation, is available at no extra charge, from 7am–6pm. $544 per week. For more information or to register, please call (818) 354-3418 or visit https://www.ceconline.org/summer/

Jun
24
Mon
Descanso Discoveries Summer Camp @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Descanso Discoveries Summer Camp runs from 9am–3pm, Monday–Friday, June 24–28.

Descanso will once again partner with the Child Educational Center to present two fun and adventurous weeks of summer camp for children entering grades 1–7. Join us for discovery and adventure in Descanso’s beautiful outdoor setting. Each day children will explore the garden, investigate the bountiful environments of plant and animal life, and discover the wonders of our natural world through hands-on art, science-based activities, group games and more.

Extended care, including transportation, is available at no extra charge, from 7am–6pm. $544 per week. For more information or to register, please call (818) 354-3418 or visit https://www.ceconline.org/summer/

Jul
13
Sat
{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.

 

Jul
20
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Urban Forager: Pasta @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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

Elisa Callow returns with the Urban Forager Cooking Class: Pasta Two Ways. Learn to make cut and filled pasta. Presented during tomato season, when fresh herbs are also abundant, the class will make a fresh tomato sauce to go with the pasta.

$40 members, $50 nonmembers. Reservations required.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Aug
9
Fri
Drop-in Toddler Programs @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 9 @ 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.

Aug
10
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Sketching with Color @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note that this class is sold out.

Join artist Virginia Hein for a four-week series beginning August 10 that focuses on exploring color to sketch the summer landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of play and experimentation while learning to work confidently with color.

$90 members, $120 nonmembers. Meets August 10, 17, 24 & 31.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Image: © Virginia Hein

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.

Sep
20
Fri
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Eight-week morning yoga session starting Friday, September 20. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $116 for eight-week session. Advance registration and minimum enrollment required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

MEMBERS ONLY.