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Feb
12
Sat
Haiku Walk & Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for the Haiku Walk & Workshop on Saturday, February 12 from 10:30am–12pm. Led by haiku poet Debbie Kolodji, this workshop will include time to walk in the garden and be inspired by the camellias and instruction on writing the traditional Japanese three-line poem.

Meets at the Amphitheater next to the Main Lawn. Free with admission, no advance registration required.


What Blossoms: A Poetic Celebration of Camellias

Celebrate camellias and poetry throughout the month of February at Descanso Gardens.

Camellias can bloom in our coldest and darkest winter season. These brilliant flowers, native to Asia, contain stories of resilience, hope, loss and ingenuity. Descanso supports one of the largest collections of camellias in North America, with more than 3,500 known and recorded plants, representing over 600 varieties.

In collaboration with accomplished poets Amy Uyematsu and Peter Levitt, Descanso is pleased to offer a series of programs that invite exploration, reflection, and participation.

Feb
27
Sun
Camellia Tours @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Brad King (President of Southern California Camellia Society) and Jim Fitzpatrick (Vice President of Southern California Camellia Society) on tours of the Camellia Forest on Sunday, February 27 at 1pm or 3pm.

Before or after the walk, you are welcome to visit the Southern California Camellia Council show in Van De Kamp Hall (9am–4:30pm).

 

Camellia Tours @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm

Join Dr. Brad King (President of Southern California Camellia Society) and Jim Fitzpatrick (Vice President of Southern California Camellia Society) on tours of the Camellia Forest on Sunday, February 27 at 1pm or 3pm.

Before or after the walk, you are welcome to visit the Southern California Camellia Council show in Van De Kamp Hall (9am–4:30pm).

 

Mar
12
Sat
Spring Bloom Stations
Mar 12 @ 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.

Mar
19
Sat
Spring Bloom Stations
Mar 19 @ 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.

Mar
24
Thu
Herb and Tomato Seedling Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 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
Mar
25
Fri
Herb and Tomato Seedling Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 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
Mar
26
Sat
Herb and Tomato Seedling Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 26 @ 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
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