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Oct
21
Mon
Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Get a sneak peek of master carvers working on pumpkins big and small for Carved. Join us in Van de Kamp Hall from October 19–23, 10am–4pm.

 

 

Oct
25
Fri
{FULL} Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please note that Garden Sprouts is full.

Join us on four Fridays from October 25–November 15. Meets in the Harvest Garden.

Garden Sprouts is a grownup and child (ages 2–4) class where the seeds of love for nature are planted and nurtured. Children and adults participate in story time, songs, hands-on nature, science, art, and gardening activities, as well as prepare a healthy snack together. All activities are designed specifically for children’s fine and gross motor skills and social development.   

$40 members; $48 non-members. Registration required.

Toddler Treks

Oct
26
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Carved: A Pumpkin Carving Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Please note that Carved: A Pumpkin Carving Workshop is sold out.

Take your pumpkin carving up a level using basic stencils and tools. All materials and carving tools are included with the workshop fee.

$30 members, $40 non-members. Advance registration required. 

 

Nov
3
Sun
Urban Forager: Seasonal Salads @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow for a refreshing look at the myriad forms of salad – fresh, marinated and pickled – designed to bring out the best of hardy winter greens, such as cabbage, kale and lettuce.

$40 members, $50 nonmembers. Advance reservation required, register here.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Nov
11
Mon
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

For other morning sessions, see our Wednesday, November 13 and Friday, November 15 classes.

Four-week morning yoga session starting Monday, November 11. Please note there will be a one week break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Class dates are as follows: November 11, 18, December 2 & 9. 

Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $58 for a four-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.

Nov
13
Wed
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Four-week morning yoga session starting Wednesday, November 13. Please note there will be a one week break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Class dates are as follows: November 13, 20, December 4 & 11. 

Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $58 for a four-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.

Nov
15
Fri
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Four-week morning yoga session starting Friday, November 15. Please note there will be a one week break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Class dates are as follows: November 15, 22, December 6 & 13. 

Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $58 for a four-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.

Nov
17
Sun
Enchanted Forest of Light Opens @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Tickets are on sale now:

Experience the wonder of Enchanted Forest of Light from November 17 to January 5. Advance tickets required.

New this year is contemporary sculptor Tom Fruin’s magical “stained glass” creation which will grace Descanso’s Mulberry Pond. Popular favorites returning include the Ancient Forest, Flower Power, and “Celestial Shadows” by HYBYCOZO.

Descanso Gardens members receive a discount on tickets and access to member-only nights from December 20–23 and 26–28. Members pay $23 and up per ticket depending on the date and time selected; nonmembers pay $28 and up. Want to become a member? Learn more about Descanso Gardens membership or become a member here.

Enchanted is a rain-or-shine event. Tickets are non-refundable, have timed entry and must be purchased in advance. See our FAQs about Enchanted here.

 

Nov
23
Sat
Boddy House Holiday Display @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Boddy House will be seasonally decorated from November 23 to January 6. Enjoy festive displays that celebrate the textures, scents and colors of beautiful winter botanicals. You just might be inspired to switch up your own seasonal décor!

The Boddy House is open 10am – 4pm daily.

 

Dec
7
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Wreath Making @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am

Please note that this Wreath Making class on Dec. 7 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.