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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.

Aug
28
Wed
{SOLD OUT} End of Summer Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Please note that the End of Summer Celebration is sold out.

The gardens stay open extra late for the End of Summer Celebration. Grab a cold drink and relax to the tunes of the The Flashdance DJswander through the gardens to the sounds of live music. Enjoy the sunset, then end the night with some stargazing in the Oak Woodland. Bring your own flashlight! 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.

Schedule:

  • The Flashdance DJs | 5:30–10pm
  • Crafting | 5:30–9:30pm
  • Barbecue and Drinks by Patina | 5:30–9pm
  • Live Music | 6–8pm
  • “Bark” performance by Carole Kim | 8–10pm
    • Descanso’s artist-in-residence is joined by Ursula Brookbank, Odeya Nina, and Laura Steenberge for a durational collaborative performance.
  • Stargazing | 8:30–9:30pm
    • See the night sky through a telescope with the help of the Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers.
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.

Oct
6
Sun
{SOLD OUT} Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsas @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Please note that this class is sold out.

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow and featured chef Mario Rodriguez as they demonstrate the remarkable variety of salsas using the traditional comal pan and incorporating fresh and dried chiles.

$40 members, $50 nonmembers. Advance reservation required.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Oct
19
Sat
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Get a sneak peek of master carvers working on pumpkins big and small for Carved. Join us in Van de Kamp Hall from October 19–23, 10am–4pm.

 

 

Oct
20
Sun
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Get a sneak peek of master carvers working on pumpkins big and small for Carved. Join us in Van de Kamp Hall from October 19–23, 10am–4pm.

 

 

Oct
21
Mon
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Get a sneak peek of master carvers working on pumpkins big and small for Carved. Join us in Van de Kamp Hall from October 19–23, 10am–4pm.

 

 

Oct
25
Fri
{FULL} Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please note that Garden Sprouts is full.

Join us on four Fridays from October 25–November 15. 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 non-members. Registration required.

Toddler Treks

Oct
26
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Carved: A Pumpkin Carving Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Please note that Carved: A Pumpkin Carving Workshop is sold out.

Take your pumpkin carving up a level using basic stencils and tools. All materials and carving tools are included with the workshop fee.

$30 members, $40 non-members. Advance registration required. 

 

Nov
3
Sun
Urban Forager: Seasonal Salads @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow for a refreshing look at the myriad forms of salad – fresh, marinated and pickled – designed to bring out the best of hardy winter greens, such as cabbage, kale and lettuce.

$40 members, $50 nonmembers. Advance reservation required, register here.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.