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Dec
7
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Wreath Making @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that this Wreath Making class on Dec. 7 at 2pm is sold out.

Make a beautiful winter wreath for your home using natural materials, including botanicals gathered in the Gardens. The Wreath Making class meets at 10am or 2pm, December 7 and 8. Sign up early – this class sells out! Experts will provide instruction to get you started. $40 members; $50 non-members. Includes materials.

Advance registration required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Dec
8
Sun
{SOLD OUT} Wreath Making @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am

Please note that the Wreath Making class on Dec. 8 at 10am is sold out.

Make a beautiful winter wreath for your home using natural materials, including botanicals gathered in the Gardens. The Wreath Making class meets at 10am or 2pm, December 7 and 8. Sign up early – this class sells out! Experts will provide instruction to get you started. $40 members; $50 non-members. Includes materials.

Advance registration required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

{SOLD OUT} Wreath Making @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that this Wreath Making class on Dec. 8 at 2pm is sold out.

Make a beautiful winter wreath for your home using natural materials, including botanicals gathered in the Gardens. The Wreath Making class meets at 10am or 2pm, December 7 and 8. Sign up early – this class sells out! Experts will provide instruction to get you started. $40 members; $50 non-members. Includes materials.

Advance registration required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Dec
10
Tue
Wellness Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 10 @ 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

Dec
15
Sun
“fruiting bodies” Walk Through @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a walk-through of fruiting bodies with artist Jessica Rath at the Sturt Haaga Gallery. Admission will be free from 1–3pm on Sunday, Dec. 15.

Connecting plants, animals and Descanso Gardens, Jessica Rath and curator Pamela Bailey Lewis present the first major survey of Rath’s contemporary works of art and her exploration of the human manipulation of agriculture and food production.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture.

Dec
17
Tue
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

To join us on Free Tuesday, you will need advance tickets.

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Tickets for Free Tuesday on December 17 will be available on Tuesday, November 26 at 10am. Please note that Free Tuesday tickets do not include entry to Enchanted Forest of Light.


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. 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.
Dec
22
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 22 @ 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

Jan
4
Sat
Little Explorers @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Explore Descanso Gardens from the ground up with your children ages 2 to 5. On the first Saturday of the month, Little Explorers will encourage kids to use their senses to discover the natural world through hands-on activities.

Free with admission. No registration required.

Jan
6
Mon
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

For other morning sessions, see our Wednesday, January 8 and Friday, January 10 classes. Click here for the evening yoga session on Wednesday, January 8.

Eight-week morning yoga session starting Monday, January 6. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $116 for eight-week session. Advance registration and minimum enrollment required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

MEMBERS ONLY.

Jan
7
Tue
Beginner Tai Chi @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 7 @ 8:30 am

For the Advanced Tai Chi session beginning Wednesday, January 8, click here.

Ten-week Beginner Tai Chi session from Tuesday, January 7 to March 10.

$125 members, $155 nonmembers. Advanced registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.