Calendar

Please note that Descanso Gardens is closed until further notice.

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May
11
Sat
Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
May 11 @ 11:00 am

Stroll through the Gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees and other seasonal spring favorites on these guided walks.

Join us on Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm from March 1 to May 12. No registration required, subject to availability.

Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
May 11 @ 1:00 pm

Stroll through the Gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees and other seasonal spring favorites on these guided walks.

Join us on Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm from March 1 to May 12. No registration required, subject to availability.

May
12
Sun
Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
May 12 @ 11:00 am

Stroll through the Gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees and other seasonal spring favorites on these guided walks.

Join us on Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm from March 1 to May 12. No registration required, subject to availability.

Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
May 12 @ 1:00 pm

Stroll through the Gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees and other seasonal spring favorites on these guided walks.

Join us on Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm from March 1 to May 12. No registration required, subject to availability.

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
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
{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