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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
17
Mon
Descanso Discoveries Summer Camp @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Descanso Discoveries Summer Camp runs from 9am–3pm, Monday–Friday, June 17–21.

To see the June 24–28 session, click here.

Descanso will once again partner with the Child Educational Center to present two fun and adventurous weeks of summer camp for children entering grades 1–7. Join us for discovery and adventure in Descanso’s beautiful outdoor setting. Each day children will explore the garden, investigate the bountiful environments of plant and animal life, and discover the wonders of our natural world through hands-on art, science-based activities, group games and more.

Extended care, including transportation, is available at no extra charge, from 7am–6pm. $544 per week. For more information or to register, please call (818) 354-3418 or visit https://www.ceconline.org/summer/

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.
{SOLD OUT} World Rhythms: Mariachi Divas @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

World Rhythms opens with Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas performing on the Main Lawn. 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.

Jun
24
Mon
Descanso Discoveries Summer Camp @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Descanso Discoveries Summer Camp runs from 9am–3pm, Monday–Friday, June 24–28.

Descanso will once again partner with the Child Educational Center to present two fun and adventurous weeks of summer camp for children entering grades 1–7. Join us for discovery and adventure in Descanso’s beautiful outdoor setting. Each day children will explore the garden, investigate the bountiful environments of plant and animal life, and discover the wonders of our natural world through hands-on art, science-based activities, group games and more.

Extended care, including transportation, is available at no extra charge, from 7am–6pm. $544 per week. For more information or to register, please call (818) 354-3418 or visit https://www.ceconline.org/summer/

Jun
25
Tue
{SOLD OUT} World Rhythms: Angel City Chorale @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

World Rhythms continues with an exhilarating, passionate performance by the Angel City ChoraleAdvance 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.

Photo © Danny Moloshok

Jul
2
Tue
{SOLD OUT} World Rhythms: California Feetwarmers @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

World Rhythms continues with California Feetwarmers, masters of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swingAdvance 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
9
Tue
{SOLD OUT} World Rhythms: Boogaloo Assasins @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

World Rhythms continues with Boogaloo Assassins, a twelve-piece Latin band with a sound and style inspired by the Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, and Latin Funk records of the 1960’s and 70’sAdvance 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.