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Feb
1
Sat
{FULL} Sketching on Location @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note that Sketching on Location is full.

Join artist Virginia Hein in this four-week art series to learn to sketch the varied landscapes of Descanso using a variety of media. Meets on four Saturdays from February 1–22 at Minka in the Japanese Garden.

$90 members, $120 non-members. Registration required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Feb
7
Fri
{FULL} Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am

Please note that Garden Sprouts is full.

Meets on four Fridays from February 7–28.

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 nonmembers. Advanced registration required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Toddler Treks

Feb
18
Tue
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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Tickets for Free Tuesday on February 18 will be available on Tuesday, January 28 at 10am.


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. 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.
Mar
9
Mon
{CANCELED} Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Please note that Morning Yoga is canceled through March 31.

For other morning sessions, see our Wednesday, March 11 and Friday, March 13 classes. Click here for the evening yoga session on Wednesday, March 11.

Eight-week morning yoga session starting Monday, March 9. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $116 for eight-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.

Mar
11
Wed
{CANCELED} Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Please note that Morning Yoga is canceled through March 31.

Eight-week morning yoga session starting Wednesday, March 11. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $116 for eight-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.

{CANCELED} Evening Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please note that Evening Yoga is canceled through March 31.

Eight-week evening yoga session starting Wednesday, March 11. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $116 for eight-week session. Advance registration and minimum enrollment required.

Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

MEMBERS ONLY.

Mar
13
Fri
{CANCELED} Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Please note that Morning Yoga is canceled through March 31.

Eight-week morning yoga session starting Friday, March 13. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $116 for eight-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.

Mar
17
Tue
Free Tuesday {SOLD OUT} @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that tickets to Free Tuesday are sold out.

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Tickets for Free Tuesday on March 17 will be available on Tuesday, February 25 at 10am.

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. 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.
Mar
22
Sun
{CANCELED} Kintsugi Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Please note that Kintsugi Workshop is canceled.

Learn this centuries-old practice by breaking, then repairing your own ceramic dish at this workshop. The finished piece can be displayed as art. Defined as “to repair with gold,” kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with a mixture of compound and gold powder. As a philosophy, kintsugi has similarities to wabi-sabi, an embracing of the flawed or imperfect.

$30 for members, $40 for non-members. No experience necessary, all materials provided. Ages 12 and up. Advanced registration required. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Mar
24
Tue
{CANCELED} Beginner Tai Chi @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 24 @ 8:30 am

Please note that all Beginner Tai Chi sessions have been canceled through March 31.

For the Advanced Tai Chi session beginning Wednesday, March 25 click here.

This ten-week Beginner Tai Chi session meets on Tuesdays from March 24 to June 9. There will be no class on Tuesday, May 12 or Tuesday, May 19.

$125 members, $155 nonmembers. Advanced registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.