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Oct
9
Tue
Wellness Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 9 @ 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

Nov
13
Tue
Wellness Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 13 @ 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
11
Tue
Wellness Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 11 @ 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

Jan
8
Tue
Wellness Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 8 @ 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

Jan
11
Fri
SOLD OUT: Camellia Wine Dinner @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm

Please note that the Camellia Wine Dinner is sold out.

Join us for a special dinner honoring Descanso’s iconic winter flower with a curated menu by Chef Philip Mack. The Camellia Wine Dinner menu includes Kabocha Pumpkin with burnt onion, Chinese sausage, edible ferns and crème fraîche, and a 36-Hour Imperial Wagyu beef brisket. Each course will be perfectly paired with a wine selection to complement the dish.

$100 per person. Advance reservations required.

 

Jan
27
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 27 @ 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

Feb
8
Fri
“Unusual Views” Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get an early look at the Unusual Views exhibition in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from 10am to 4pm, February 8–10.

MEMBERS ONLY.

 

Feb
9
Sat
“Unusual Views” Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get an early look at the Unusual Views exhibition in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from 10am to 4pm, February 8–10.

MEMBERS ONLY.

 

SOLD OUT // Night Garden: Campfire Stories @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please note that Night Garden: Campfire Stories is sold out.

Bundle up, enjoy live music and discover what happens in the Gardens after dark. Warm up with hot chocolate, grilled cheese and soup in the crisp night air. Take a tour and dance to music amidst the flowers. Let your inner science geek go free and enjoy nature in a new way.

$5 members; $15 nonmembers. Check out other nights in the series here.


Crafting
| 5:30–8pm
Rose Pavilion
Join us for a fun, hands-on activity for all ages.

Food for Purchase by Patina | 5:30–8pm
Main menu at the Boddy Lodge by the Lake, snacks available in the Rose Garden
Enjoy delicious hot chocolate, s’mores and more.

Live Insect Viewing | 5:30–8pm
Lakeside Lookout
Discover the insects that call Descanso home after dark. Descanso horticulture staff will lead an interactive, drop-in activity.

Live Music: Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band | 6:30–8pm
Rose Garden
This lively fiddle, mandolin and guitar trio will play a variety of tunes under the night sky.

Shadow Puppet Theater | 6pm, 6:15pm, 8pm & 8:15pm
Rose Pavilion
Using beautiful handmade shadow puppets, master puppeteer Leslie K. Gray will perform Chase the Kangaroo, a story that explores how the world is a beautiful place.

Star Talks | 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm
Boddy Lodge by the Lake
Learn about winter-time constellations, identifying night sky-objects and more in these 20-minute Star Talks.

Wildlife Information Station | 6–8pm
Rose Pavilion
Learn more about local wildlife like mountain lions, bears, and more. Tim Martinez, Program Administrator for the Arroyos and Foothills Conversancy, will answer your questions about wildlife in our area.

Feb
10
Sun
“Unusual Views” Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get an early look at the Unusual Views exhibition in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from 10am to 4pm, February 8–10.

MEMBERS ONLY.