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Jan
11
Sat
Cool Camellia Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate our iconic camellia collection during peak blooming season on Saturday and Sunday, January 11 and 12. Enjoy crafting, walks and more among these blooming winter beauties. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no reservations required.

Camellia Crafting
10am – 2pm
Make your own camellia-inspired craft to take home.

Camellia Demonstrations
1pm
Steve Medford demonstrates pruning camellia plants on Saturday, and George Harrison will lead a floral arranging demonstration on Sunday.

Camellia Walks
2pm
Join camellia experts from the Southern California Camellia Society for a tour of Descanso’s collection at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Dr. Bradford King will lead the walk on Saturday, and James Fitzpatrick will lead the walk on Sunday.

Jan
12
Sun
Cool Camellia Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate our iconic camellia collection during peak blooming season on Saturday and Sunday, January 11 and 12. Enjoy crafting, walks and more among these blooming winter beauties. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no reservations required.

Camellia Crafting
10am – 2pm
Make your own camellia-inspired craft to take home.

Camellia Demonstrations
1pm
Steve Medford demonstrates pruning camellia plants on Saturday, and George Harrison will lead a floral arranging demonstration on Sunday.

Camellia Walks
2pm
Join camellia experts from the Southern California Camellia Society for a tour of Descanso’s collection at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Dr. Bradford King will lead the walk on Saturday, and James Fitzpatrick will lead the walk on Sunday.

Feb
1
Sat
Cultivate: Stories in the Stars @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Feed your curiosity about science, nature and plants during our new Cultivate series. On Saturday, February 1, bring your flashlight and bundle up after dark for Cultivate: Stories in the Stars. See a performance by Leslie K. Gray featuring her enchanting shadow puppetry. Learn about the stars and constellations and enjoy music, food, crafts, and discovery in the garden after the sun has set.

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$5 members, $15 non-members. Advance tickets required. Get your tickets here.

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SCHEDULE

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Rose Garden

  • Star Talks
    • 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 & 8pm
  • Star Gazing
    • 5:30–8pm
  • Concession Stand
    • 5:30–8pm
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Promenade

  • Live Music with Hana Hibiki Duo (Koto & Shakuhachi)
    •  5:45–6:45pm & 7:15–8:15pm
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Van de Kamp Hall

  • Shadow Puppet Shows with Leslie K. Gray
    • 6–6:15pm, 6:45–7pm, 7:30–7:45pm
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Magnolia Lawn

  • Star Crafting
    • 5:30–8pm

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Mar
14
Sat
{CANCELED} Drop-in Origami @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Please note that Drop-in Origami is canceled.
Try your hand at the art of origami with help from experts at this drop-in activity at Minka in the Japanese Garden. Meets from 11am–3pm on March 14 and 15. No registration required.
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Mar
15
Sun
{CANCELED} Drop-in Origami @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Please note that Drop-in Origami is canceled.
Try your hand at the art of origami with help from experts at this drop-in activity at Minka in the Japanese Garden. Meets from 11am–3pm on March 14 and 15. No registration required.
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Mar
27
Fri
{CANCELED} TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that Tomatomania has been canceled.

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

Tomato Blasts
10:30am, 1:30pm
Get tips from experts on growing great tomatoes at these talks.

Mar
28
Sat
{CANCELED} TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that Tomatomania has been canceled.

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods Bloody Mary Bar
10am–4pm
This popular Bloody Mary Bar returns!

Tomato Talks
10:30am and 1:30pm
Get tips from experts on growing at the Gardenerd Education Series.

Tomato Cooking Demo
Noon
A chef from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods will prepare dishes featuring tomatoes.

Mar
29
Sun
{CANCELED} TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that Tomatomania has been canceled.

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods Bloody Mary Bar
10am–4pm
This popular Bloody Mary Bar returns!

Tomato Talks
10:30am and 1:30pm
Get tips from experts on growing at the Gardenerd Education Series.

Tomato Cooking Demo
Noon
A chef from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods will prepare dishes featuring tomatoes.

Apr
19
Sun
{CANCELED} Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsa @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Please note that Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsa has been canceled.

Urban Forager author Elisa Callow will be joined once again by Mario Rodriguez, featured chef in the Urban Forager cookbook, for Deconstructing Salsa Part 2. Mario will demonstrate the remarkable variety of salsas, incorporating fresh and dried chiles and using the traditional comal pan. He will also share options for serving these versatile and iconic sauces.

 

May
16
Sat
“The Sky Beneath Our Feet” by Pete Wyer @ Descanso Gardens
May 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 6:45 pm
Come walk through an immersive sound installation by composer Pete M. Wyer. Inspired by the coast live oaks at Descanso Gardens, “The Sky Beneath Our Feet” was written specifically for Descanso. Played over 72 speakers throughout the Camellia Forest, visitors will experience this choral and instrumental composition as they walk through the garden. Free with admission.
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The music is one hour long and begins at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.

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