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May
12
Sun
Mother’s Day Brunch @ Descanso Gardens
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrate Mom in the beautiful Rose Pavilion with us on Sunday, May 12. Enjoy a delectable brunch prepared by Executive Chef Philip Mack with special crêpe and carvery stations. Get your portrait drawn by a caricaturist while a harpist fills the air with lovely music. See the full menu here.

$90 adults, $48 for children under 12. Reservations required, make yours here.

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.

 

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
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
17
Wed
Summer Songs @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please note that tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated.

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
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.