Calendar

Feb
11
Sat
Camellia & Tea Festival @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate the camellia, which brightens winter days with its colorful blossoms and warms the heart when brewed into tea! Activities free to members except where noted. Click here for Sunday’s schedule.

Chado Tea Tasting | 10am – 2pm
Sample a variety of teas and learn about tea (Camellia sinensis) from the experts of Chado Tea of Pasadena.

Camellia Crafts | 10am – 2pm
Bring the youngsters for hands-on art activities.

Camellia Walks | 9:30am
Take a guided walk of the Descanso Camellia Collection.

Camellia Exploration Station | 10am – 2pm
Look at a variety of Camellias and do some up close investigation of these special plants.

Invertigo Dance Theatre Performance | 11am & 1pm
Enter a magical world of motion with Invertigo Dance Theatre.  Enjoy a lively performance of dance and live music, followed by an interactive workshop.

Feb
12
Sun
Camellia & Tea Festival @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate the camellia, which brightens winter days with its colorful blossoms and warms the heart when brewed into tea! Activities free to members except where noted.

Chado Tea Tasting | 10am – 2pm
Sample a variety of teas and learn about tea (Camellia sinensis) from the experts of Chado Tea of Pasadena.

Camellia Crafts | 10am – 2pm
Bring the youngsters for hands-on art activities.

Camellia Walks | 9:30am
Take a guided walk of the Descanso Camellia Collection.

Camellia Exploration Station | 10am – 2pm
Look at a variety of Camellias and do some up close investigation of these special plants.

Invertigo Dance Theatre Performance | 11am & 1pm
Enter a magical world of motion with Invertigo Dance Theatre.  Enjoy a lively performance of dance and live music, followed by an interactive workshop.

Mar
4
Sat
Cherry Blossom Festival @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our most popular festival returns with two weekends of live music, origami, good food and beautiful blooms throughout the garden. Activities free with admission unless otherwise noted.

Timed Tickets Required for Cherry Blossom Festival
Also new this year, festival admission tickets must be purchased in advance online. Descanso Gardens members can make reservations starting Feb. 1, and tickets to the general public will be available starting Feb. 17 at descansogardens.org. Want early access to tickets? Learn more about becoming a member here.

For full Cherry Blossom Festival schedule, see Sunday, March 5, Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12.

Cherry Tree Sale | 10am – 4pm
These flowering trees sell out early!

Discovery Stations | 10am – 4pm
Learn about cherry trees and related plants at these exploration tables.

Cherry Blossom Walks | 11am, 2pm
Meet in Center Circle to take a guided walk with our experts to learn about cherry blossoms and other flowering trees.

Origami | 11am – 3pm
Try the art of paper folding with help from experts.

Camellia Lounge | 10am – 4pm
Purchase Japanese influenced cuisine, including tempura and sushi selections.

Performance by Minyo Station | 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Minyo Station presents a jazzy style of Japanese folk music blending traditional Japanese music, Minyo, with various genres of Western music.

descanso japanese bridge
Image: © John Stanley
Mar
5
Sun
Cherry Blossom Festival @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our most popular festival returns with two weekends of live music, origami, good food and beautiful blooms throughout the garden. Activities free with admission unless otherwise noted.

Timed Tickets Required for Cherry Blossom Festival
Also new this year, festival admission tickets must be purchased in advance online. Descanso Gardens members can make reservations starting Feb. 1, and tickets to the general public will be available starting Feb. 17 at descansogardens.org. Want early access to tickets? Learn more about becoming a member here.

Cherry Tree Sale | 10am – 4pm
These flowering trees sell out early!

Discovery Stations | 10am – 4pm
Learn about cherry trees and related plants at these exploration tables.

Cherry Blossom Walks | 11am, 2pm
Meet in Center Circle to take a guided walk with our experts to learn about cherry blossoms and other flowering trees.

Origami | 11am – 3pm
Try the art of paper folding with help from experts.

Camellia Lounge | 10am – 4pm
Purchase Japanese influenced cuisine, including tempura and sushi selections.

Performance by June Kuramoto | March 5, 11am, 1pm & 3pm
June Kuramoto performs on the koto, the national instrument of Japan. A classically trained musician, she is a founding member of the Japanese-American fusion ensemble Hiroshima.

descanso japanese bridge
Image: © John Stanley
Mar
11
Sat
Cherry Blossom Festival @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our most popular festival returns with two weekends of live music, origami, good food and beautiful blooms throughout the garden. Activities free with admission unless otherwise noted.

Timed Tickets Required for Cherry Blossom Festival
Also new this year, festival admission tickets must be purchased in advance online. Descanso Gardens members can make reservations starting Feb. 1, and tickets to the general public will be available starting Feb. 17 at descansogardens.org. Want early access to tickets? Learn more about becoming a member here.

Discovery Stations | 10am – 4pm
Learn about cherry trees and related plants at these exploration tables.

Origami | 11am – 3pm
Try the art of paper folding with help from experts.

Camellia Lounge | 10am – 4pm
Purchase Japanese influenced cuisine, including tempura and sushi selections.

Cherry Blossom Walks | 11am, 2pm
Meet in Center Circle to take a guided walk with our experts to learn about cherry blossoms and other flowering trees.

Performance by Minyo Station | 1pm & 3pm
Minyo Station presents a jazzy style of Japanese folk music blending traditional Japanese music, Minyo, with various genres of Western music.

Performance by On Ensemble | 11am, 1pm & 3pm
On Ensemble is at the forefront of a growing artistic movement in the Japanese taiko drumming world. On Ensemble has made a name for itself by infusing the powerful rhythms of taiko with overtone singing, odd meter grooves and soaring melodies.

descanso japanese bridge
Image: © John Stanley
Mar
12
Sun
Cherry Blossom Festival @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our most popular festival returns with two weekends of live music, origami, good food and beautiful blooms throughout the garden. Activities free with admission unless otherwise noted.

Timed Tickets Required for Cherry Blossom Festival
Also new this year, festival admission tickets must be purchased in advance online. Descanso Gardens members can make reservations starting Feb. 1, and tickets to the general public will be available starting Feb. 17 at descansogardens.org. Want early access to tickets? Learn more about becoming a member here.

Discovery Stations | 10am – 4pm
Learn about cherry trees and related plants at these exploration tables.

Origami | 11am – 3pm
Try the art of paper folding with help from experts.

Camellia Lounge | 10am – 4pm
Purchase Japanese influenced cuisine, including tempura and sushi selections.

Cherry Blossom Walks | 11am, 2pm
Meet in Center Circle to take a guided walk with our experts to learn about cherry blossoms and other flowering trees.

Performance by Minyo Station | 1pm & 3pm
Minyo Station presents a jazzy style of Japanese folk music blending traditional Japanese music, Minyo, with various genres of Western music.

Performance by On Ensemble | 11am, 1pm & 3pm
On Ensemble is at the forefront of a growing artistic movement in the Japanese taiko drumming world. On Ensemble has made a name for itself by infusing the powerful rhythms of taiko with overtone singing, odd meter grooves and soaring melodies.

descanso japanese bridge
Image: © John Stanley