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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.

Mar
5
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Sketching on Location @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please note that this class is sold out

Join artist Virginia Hein for a four-week series beginning Saturday, March 5 that focuses on exploring sketching landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of curiosity, play and experimentation while learning to work confidently.

Meets in the Rose Pavilion in the Rose Garden. $90 members, $120 non-members.

Image: © Virginia Hein

May
19
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Quick Location Sketching @ Descanso Gardens
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This class is sold out

Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk through the gardens on Thursday, May 19. This class is designed as an introduction to quick location sketching and each participant is given a small panorama sketchbook and waterproof pen (included in class price). Bring a spirit of curiosity, play and experimentation.

$35 for members/$40 for non-members. Advance registration required.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Jun
16
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Quick Location Sketching @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This class is sold out

Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk through the gardens on Thursday, June 16. This class is designed as an introduction to quick location sketching and each participant is given a small panorama sketchbook and waterproof pen (included in class price). Bring a spirit of curiosity, play and experimentation.

$35 for members/$40 for non-members. Advance registration required.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Jul
8
Fri
{SOLD OUT} Into the Woods @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This night of Into the Woods is sold out


Descanso is thrilled to present Pacific Opera Project (POP)’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods coming July 8–10 and 15–17. What better place to stage Into the Woods than the actual woods of one of Southern California’s premier outdoor spaces, Descanso Gardens!
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Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods takes everyone’s favorite fairytale characters and brings them together for an accessible, timeless, and relevant piece. Don’t miss POP Opera’s surprising staging and fun surprises throughout.


Ticketing information
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Please note that this night of Into the Woods is sold out

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July 8–10: 7:30–10pm
July 15–17: 7:30–10pm
Main Lawn
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About Into the Woods
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The Tony Award-winning book and score follow a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Jul
9
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Into the Woods @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This night of Into the Woods is sold out


Descanso is thrilled to present Pacific Opera Project (POP)’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods coming July 8–10 and 15–17. What better place to stage Into the Woods than the actual woods of one of Southern California’s premier outdoor spaces, Descanso Gardens!
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Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods takes everyone’s favorite fairytale characters and brings them together for an accessible, timeless, and relevant piece. Don’t miss POP Opera’s surprising staging and fun surprises throughout.


Ticketing information
.

Please note that this night of Into the Woods is sold out

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July 8–10: 7:30–10pm
July 15–17: 7:30–10pm
Main Lawn
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About Into the Woods
.

The Tony Award-winning book and score follow a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Jul
10
Sun
{SOLD OUT} Into the Woods @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This night of Into the Woods is sold out


Descanso is thrilled to present Pacific Opera Project (POP)’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods coming July 8–10 and 15–17. What better place to stage Into the Woods than the actual woods of one of Southern California’s premier outdoor spaces, Descanso Gardens!
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Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods takes everyone’s favorite fairytale characters and brings them together for an accessible, timeless, and relevant piece. Don’t miss POP Opera’s surprising staging and fun surprises throughout.


TICKETING INFORMATION
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.

Please note that this night of Into the Woods is sold out

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July 8–10: 7:30–10pm
July 15–17: 7:30–10pm
Main Lawn

About Into the Woods
.

The Tony Award-winning book and score follow a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Jul
15
Fri
{SOLD OUT} Into the Woods @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This night of Into the Woods is sold out


Descanso is thrilled to present Pacific Opera Project (POP)’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods coming July 8–10 and 15–17. What better place to stage Into the Woods than the actual woods of one of Southern California’s premier outdoor spaces, Descanso Gardens!
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Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods takes everyone’s favorite fairytale characters and brings them together for an accessible, timeless, and relevant piece. Don’t miss POP Opera’s surprising staging and fun surprises throughout.


TICKETING INFORMATION
..

Please note that this night of Into the Woods is sold out

.
July 8–10: 7:30–10pm
July 15–17: 7:30–10pm
Main Lawn

.

About Into the Woods
.

The Tony Award-winning book and score follow a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.