Calendar

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 online in advance. 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
May
5
Fri
Cinco de Mayo Mariachi Night @ Descanso Gardens
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Patina-style with a delicious 4-course prix fixe menu with mariachi music! Click here to make a reservation.

 

Jun
8
Thu
Members Only Summer Kick-off @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm

Descanso Members are invited to celebrate the beginning of summer with a musical performance by La ChambaBorn into working-class Los Angeles communities, La Chamba amplifies the realities that make them who they are by adding a rhythm to the daily bustle of life. Their audience is as much a part of their performance as they are: encouraging and electrifying people to let loose and release their grind on the dance floor.

Bring a picnic or purchase grill favorites from Patina and enjoy a wonderful evening under the Descanso oaks. Lawn seating is first-come, first-served. No reciprocal gardens admissions.  

MEMBERS ONLY

 

Jun
21
Wed
Garden Grooves @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each summer month feature The Flashdance DJs spinning all-vinyl sets. Come relax, enjoy a cold beer for purchase, and wander through the Rose Garden and the shade of Descanso’s oak trees and Camellia Forest as the sun sets.

Jun
28
Wed
Garden Grooves @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each summer month feature The Flashdance DJs spinning all-vinyl sets. Come relax, enjoy a cold beer for purchase, and wander through the Rose Garden and the shade of Descanso’s oak trees and Camellia Forest as the sun sets.

Jul
19
Wed
Garden Grooves @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each summer month feature The Flashdance DJs spinning all-vinyl sets. Come relax, enjoy a cold beer for purchase, and wander through the Rose Garden and the shade of Descanso’s oak trees and Camellia Forest as the sun sets.

Jul
26
Wed
Garden Grooves @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each summer month feature The Flashdance DJs spinning all-vinyl sets. Come relax, enjoy a cold beer for purchase, and wander through the Rose Garden and the shade of Descanso’s oak trees and Camellia Forest as the sun sets.