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Feb
5
Sat
Haiku Activity @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Garden visitors are invited to add their own poems to a community-created haiku installation from February 5–27 as part of What Blossoms: A Poetic Celebration of Camellias.

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.

Poetry Reading @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Poets from around the Los Angeles area come together on Saturday, February 5 to share poems about nature. Moderated by author and historian Naomi Hirahara, and featuring poets Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Kenji Liu, Phoebe MacAdams, Mariano Zaro and Gloria Alvarez, the reading will conclude with an invitation for program attendees to join a mini-workshop on writing haiku.

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
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