Calendar

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Mar
26
Sat
Spring Bloom Stations
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Stop by and learn about what’s in peak bloom from 10am–1pm each Saturday between March 12–May 7. Subject to availability.

Spring Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come celebrate spring at Descanso Gardens!

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Join us as Descanso bursts with color and activity this spring on March 26, 10am–4pm. All activities are free with admission, no reservations required.

Spring is a symbol of rebirth and awakening, and we invite you to explore new possibilities for the future with us. Explore our pollinator garden and take a sneak peak at our new nursery opening in 2022. Learn about native milkweed and other native plants we are growing/propagating and their relationship to pollinators. Find out about important work being done here at Descanso and by our partner organizations in and around Los Angeles.

Plants & Pollinator Tours | 10am & 2pm | Rose Pavilion

Partner Info Tables | 10am–2pm | Rose Pavilion

Basket Weaving Demo | 10am–noon | Rose Pavilion

Live Music | 1pm & 2pm | Rose Pavilion
Join the Salsa Dance Party! LA Verdad (the Truth) -a joyous celebratory salsa band led by Gabriel Gonzalez offers music and dance rhythms from Latin America, with guitar, violin, horns, percussion and vocals. Visit https://www.laverdadband.com/ to find out more..

Our partners include:

Arroyos and Foothill Conservancy
California Native Plant Society
Theodore Payne Foundation
Kidspace Children’s Museum

 

Mar
27
Sun
Herb and Tomato Seedling Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mark your calendars! The Gift Shop will have a special herb and tomato seedling sale from Thursday–Sunday, March 24–27. No reservations required.
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Can’t wait to come? The Gift Shop will be open:
  • March 24–25, 10am–7pm
  • March 26–27, 10am–5pm

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Tomato photo © Michal Klajban
Apr
2
Sat
Spring Bloom Stations
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Stop by and learn about what’s in peak bloom from 10am–1pm each Saturday between March 12–May 7. Subject to availability.

Apr
9
Sat
Spring Bloom Stations
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Stop by and learn about what’s in peak bloom from 10am–1pm each Saturday between March 12–May 7. Subject to availability.

Apr
16
Sat
Spring Bloom Stations
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Stop by and learn about what’s in peak bloom from 10am–1pm each Saturday between March 12–May 7. Subject to availability.

Your (Un)natural Garden opening day @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Artist Adam Schwerner asks visitors to please touch the art! Join us on opening day of Your (Un)natural Garden, an experience like nothing Descanso has had before. All activities are included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Music Walk | 10am–2pm | Various locations
On opening day, the path to the Hilltop Gardens will be dotted with special live musical performances. Wander up to the exhibition and enjoy special musical performances along the way.

  • Talking Strings: Keenan Webster a virtuoso on the West African string instruments kora and kamile nguni and cellist Peter Jacobson weave original and traditional Griot compositions with improvisational chamber music.
  • Tsering Dorjee (Bawa): Tsering Dorjee is a Master in Tibetan performing arts from the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Dharamsala, India. A musician, dancer and actor, he teaches at the Tibet Arts Studio in Northern California and is deeply committed to practice and performance of Tibet’s folk arts.
  • Jessica Fichot: Accompanied by her accordion, toy piano, and fiery band, LA-based vocalist/songwriter Jessica Fichot draws from her French, Chinese, and American heritage to create an intoxicating repertoire of French chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing, and international folk – sung in 7 languages!
  • George T. Abe: George Abe is a musician who specializes in bamboo flutes and percussion of Japan. He was a founding member of Kinnara Taiko, one of the first taiko groups formed in the US. He teaches and performs in SoCal.
  • On That Note A Cappella: On That Note A Cappella is a UCLA performance a cappella group founded on the belief that there is a place for anyone in music. They strive to foster a fun-filled community while cultivating their unique sound, and spreading joy in their communities by sharing their art.

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Garden to Gallery Walk and Talk | 1pm | Meet at Center Circle
Join us for a walk, led by artist Adam Schwerner, who will share information about art installations leading up to the gallery and insights into the pieces in the Boddy House and Sturt Haaga Gallery.

 

Apr
19
Tue
Earth Day California Blooms Display @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

View a floral display in the California Garden from April 19–25. Created by Descanso Horticulturist Layla Valenzuela, this temporary installation celebrates the beauty of California native flowers. 

 

Apr
20
Wed
Earth Day California Blooms Display @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

View a floral display in the California Garden from April 19–25. Created by Descanso Horticulturist Layla Valenzuela, this temporary installation celebrates the beauty of California native flowers. 

 

Apr
21
Thu
Earth Day California Blooms Display @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

View a floral display in the California Garden from April 19–25. Created by Descanso Horticulturist Layla Valenzuela, this temporary installation celebrates the beauty of California native flowers.