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Jul
14
Sun
“Shine a Light” Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Descanso Gardens members get an early look at the Shine a Light exhibition in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from 10am to 4pm, July 12–14.

MEMBERS ONLY.

 

“Shine a Light” Artist’s Reception @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us from 4–6pm in the Sturt Haaga Gallery as we celebrate the artwork of Carole Kim in Shine a Light. Drinks will be available from a no-host bar.

Jul
15
Mon
“Shine a Light” Public Opening @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shine a Light begins its run in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from July 15 to October 27.

Jul
16
Tue
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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


Descanso Gardens opens its gates for free the third Tuesday of every month, and the response has been great. So great, that in order to ensure a great experience for visitors, advance tickets are now required for all non–members on Free Tuesday.

Tickets for Free Tuesday on July 16 will be available at Tuesday, July 2 at 10am. Free Tuesday tickets do not include entry to the World Rhythms: Briseyda Zarate concert.

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. Reservations for Free Tuesday on July 16 will begin on July 2 at 10am. 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.
Jul
20
Sat
Urban Forager Book Signing @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow from 2–3pm on July 13 and 20 in Van de Kamp Hall for a tasting and book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

 

Jul
25
Thu
Gil Garcetti Photography @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Now through August 31, view photographer Gil Garcetti’s work from his new book, Protea – The Magic and the Mystery. Images are on display in the Boddy House.

You may know him as a former Los Angeles County district attorney (and father of current LA Mayor Eric Garcetti). The LA native is also an acclaimed, multifaceted photographer.

Jul
28
Sun
Gil Garcetti Talk & Book Signing @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Photographer Gil Garcetti and writer Larry Livingston will discuss their book, Protea – The Magic and the Mystery. Books will be available for purchase. No reservations required, space is limited. Seating is available on a first come-first served basis.

Aug
4
Sun
Drop-in Art with Carole Kim @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Work with artist Carole Kim to make your own pieces of art with foraged material. All ages welcome. Meets in the studio of the Boddy House each Sunday this August from 1–3pm.

Carole Kim‘s exhibition, Shine a Light, is currently on view at the Sturt Haaga Gallery.

 

Aug
10
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Sketching with Color @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note that this class is sold out.

Join artist Virginia Hein for a four-week series beginning August 10 that focuses on exploring color to sketch the summer landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of play and experimentation while learning to work confidently with color.

$90 members, $120 nonmembers. Meets August 10, 17, 24 & 31.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Aug
11
Sun
Drop-in Art with Carole Kim @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Work with artist Carole Kim to make your own pieces of art with foraged material. All ages welcome. Meets in the studio of the Boddy House each Sunday this August from 1–3pm.

Carole Kim‘s exhibition, Shine a Light, is currently on view at the Sturt Haaga Gallery.