Calendar

Please note that Descanso Gardens is closed until further notice.

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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.

 

Jul
23
Tue
{SOLD OUT} World Rhythms: Dance India @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Our World Rhythms series ends its run with Dance India, which includes special performances by Sharanya Mukhopadhyay Sekhri and Joya Kazi UnlimitedAdvance 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
28
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am

Come join our monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

MEMBERS ONLY

Aug
2
Fri
“La La Land” at Family Movie Night @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

MEMBERS ONLY.

 

Aug
4
Sun
Drop-in Art with Carole Kim @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Work with artist Carole Kim to make your own pieces of art with foraged material. All ages welcome. Meets in the studio of the Boddy House each Sunday this August from 1–3pm.

Carole Kim‘s exhibition, Shine a Light, is currently on view at the Sturt Haaga Gallery.

 

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
11
Sun
Drop-in Art with Carole Kim @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Work with artist Carole Kim to make your own pieces of art with foraged material. All ages welcome. Meets in the studio of the Boddy House each Sunday this August from 1–3pm.

Carole Kim‘s exhibition, Shine a Light, is currently on view at the Sturt Haaga Gallery.

 

Aug
13
Tue
Wellness Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 13 @ 8:30 am

Join us once a month for a fun and relaxed guided walk along Descanso’s many beautiful paths and trails. Whether you are looking to improve your health, make new friends, or get to know the Gardens, an experienced guide will help you explore all that Descanso has to offer.

Free to members. No registration required.

Members only

Aug
16
Fri
{SOLD OUT} A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.