Please note that tickets are sold out.
Please note that tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated.
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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.
Now through August 31, view photographer Gil Garcetti’s work from his new book, Protea – The Magic and the Mystery. Images are on display in the Boddy House.
You may know him as a former Los Angeles County district attorney (and father of current LA Mayor Eric Garcetti). The LA native is also an acclaimed, multifaceted photographer.
Photographer Gil Garcetti and writer Larry Livingston will discuss their book, Protea – The Magic and the Mystery. Books will be available for purchase. No reservations required, space is limited. Seating is available on a first come-first served basis.
Exclusively for Descanso Gardens members at the Family Plus level and higher! Join us for La La Land on the big screen on Friday, August 2. A pianist and actress try to balance careers and blossoming love in this LA romance. Reservations required, register here.
This is an invitation event for members at the Family Plus level and higher. Interested in upgrading your membership? Contact the Development Office at (818) 952-4391, or click here to join.
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.
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
Please note that tickets are sold out to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso for a fully immersive theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bring your running shoes, as this experience will have you chasing through the Gardens to follow fighting lovers, dancing fairies, and a bewildered donkey, on an adventure filled with laughter and love.
$25 members, $35 non-members. Advance tickets required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.