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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
21
Tue
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

To join us on Free Tuesday, you will need advance tickets. Please note that there are no more tickets to Free Tuesday on May 21.


Descanso Gardens opens its gates for free the third Tuesday of every month, and the response has been great. So great, that in order to ensure a great experience for visitors, advance tickets are now required for all non–members on Free Tuesday. Join us on the next Free Tuesday on June 18.

Please note:

  • Tickets are free and must be reserved online in advance, by phone at (818) 949-4200 or in person. No tickets will be available on-site at the Gardens on Free Tuesday.
  • Tickets are available three weeks before the date of Free Tuesday. Reservations for Free Tuesday on May 21 will begin on April 30 at 10am. There are two times available to enter: 9am and 1pm. Once you are in the Gardens, you man stay until Descanso Gardens closes at 5pm.
  • All visitors – including infants – need a ticket.
  • Descanso Gardens members do not need a ticket.
  • Members of other gardens that participate in the Reciprocal Admissions Program must reserve a free non-member ticket.
  • Tickets will be scanned for entry and can only be used for the date and time printed on them.
  • Tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated. Ticket purchaser must be present with entire party in order to enter the Garden. Descanso Gardens staff may request identification from the ticket purchaser.
  • Please read our garden etiquette guidelines to better understand the expectations of behavior when visiting Descanso.
  • Food and picnicking are not permitted in the Gardens; however, you are welcome to use the picnic area adjacent to the parking lot. 
  • We cannot accommodate tour groups/buses on Free Tuesday. For group availability, contact grouptours@descansogardens.org or (818) 949-4202.
Jun
16
Sun
Father’s Day Brunch @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with brunch at our restaurant, Maple. Make your reservation here. To see the brunch menu, click here.

Jun
18
Tue
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

To join us on Free Tuesday, you will need advance tickets.


Descanso Gardens opens its gates for free the third Tuesday of every month, and the response has been great. So great, that in order to ensure a great experience for visitors, advance tickets are now required for all non–members on Free Tuesday.

Tickets for Free Tuesday on June 18 will be available at Tuesday, May 28 at 10am. Free Tuesday tickets do not include entry to the sold-out World Rhythms: Mariachi Divas concert.


Please note:

  • Tickets are free and must be reserved online in advance, by phone at (818) 949-4200 or in person. No tickets will be available on-site at the Gardens on Free Tuesday.
  • Tickets are available three weeks before the date of Free Tuesday. Reservations for Free Tuesday on June 18 will begin on May 28 at 10am. There are two times available to enter: 9am and 1pm. Once you are in the Gardens, you man stay until Descanso Gardens closes at 5pm.
  • All visitors – including infants – need a ticket.
  • Descanso Gardens members do not need a ticket.
  • Members of other gardens that participate in the Reciprocal Admissions Program must reserve a free non-member ticket.
  • Tickets will be scanned for entry and can only be used for the date and time printed on them.
  • Tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated. Ticket purchaser must be present with entire party in order to enter the Garden. Descanso Gardens staff may request identification from the ticket purchaser.
  • Please read our garden etiquette guidelines to better understand the expectations of behavior when visiting Descanso.
  • Food and picnicking are not permitted in the Gardens; however, you are welcome to use the picnic area adjacent to the parking lot. 
  • We cannot accommodate tour groups/buses on Free Tuesday. For group availability, contact grouptours@descansogardens.org or (818) 949-4202.
Jun
19
Wed
{SOLD OUT} Summer Songs @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Relax in the beauty of the Rose Garden as the The Flashdance DJs spin all-vinyl sets of tunes. Enjoy a cold beer and wander through Descanso as the sun sets. 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.

Not a member? Learn more or become a member here.

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
26
Wed
{SOLD OUT} Summer Songs @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Relax in the beauty of the Rose Garden as the The Flashdance DJs spin all-vinyl sets of tunes. Enjoy a cold beer and wander through Descanso as the sun sets. 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.

Not a member? Learn more or become a member here.

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.

Jul
3
Wed
{SOLD OUT} Summer Songs @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Relax in the beauty of the Rose Garden as the The Flashdance DJs spin all-vinyl sets of tunes. Enjoy a cold beer and wander through Descanso as the sun sets. 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.

Jul
10
Wed
{SOLD OUT} Summer Songs @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Relax in the beauty of the Rose Garden as the The Flashdance DJs spin all-vinyl sets of tunes. Enjoy a cold beer and wander through Descanso as the sun sets. 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.

Not a member? Learn more or become a member here.

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.

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
16
Tue
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

To join us on Free Tuesday, you will need advance tickets.


Descanso Gardens opens its gates for free the third Tuesday of every month, and the response has been great. So great, that in order to ensure a great experience for visitors, advance tickets are now required for all non–members on Free Tuesday.

Tickets for Free Tuesday on July 16 will be available at Tuesday, July 2 at 10am. Free Tuesday tickets do not include entry to the World Rhythms: Briseyda Zarate concert.

Please note:

  • Tickets are free and must be reserved online in advance, by phone at (818) 949-4200 or in person. No tickets will be available on-site at the Gardens on Free Tuesday.
  • Tickets are available three weeks before the date of Free Tuesday. Reservations for Free Tuesday on July 16 will begin on July 2 at 10am. There are two times available to enter: 9am and 1pm. Once you are in the Gardens, you man stay until Descanso Gardens closes at 5pm.
  • All visitors – including infants – need a ticket.
  • Descanso Gardens members do not need a ticket.
  • Members of other gardens that participate in the Reciprocal Admissions Program must reserve a free non-member ticket.
  • Tickets will be scanned for entry and can only be used for the date and time printed on them.
  • Tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated. Ticket purchaser must be present with entire party in order to enter the Garden. Descanso Gardens staff may request identification from the ticket purchaser.
  • Please read our garden etiquette guidelines to better understand the expectations of behavior when visiting Descanso.
  • Food and picnicking are not permitted in the Gardens; however, you are welcome to use the picnic area adjacent to the parking lot. 
  • We cannot accommodate tour groups/buses on Free Tuesday. For group availability, contact grouptours@descansogardens.org or (818) 949-4202.