Calendar

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Feb
9
Sat
NightGarden: Campfire Stories @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bundle up, enjoy live music and discover what happens in the Gardens after dark. Warm up with hot chocolate, grilled cheese and soup in the crisp night air. Take a tour and dance to music amidst the flowers. Let your inner science geek go free and enjoy nature in a new way.

$5 members; $15 nonmembers. Advance tickets required, purchase yours here.


Crafting
| 5:30–8pm
Rose Pavilion
Join us for a fun, hands-on activity for all ages.

Food for Purchase by Patina | 5:30–8pm
Main menu at the Boddy Lodge by the Lake, snacks available in the Rose Garden
Enjoy delicious hot chocolate, s’mores and more.

Live Insect Viewing | 5:30–8pm
Lakeside Lookout
Discover the insects that call Descanso home after dark. Descanso horticulture staff will lead an interactive, drop-in activity.

Live Music: Rocky Neck Bluegrass | 6:30–8pm
Rose Garden
This lively fiddle, mandolin and guitar trio will play a variety of tunes under the night sky.

Shadow Puppet Theater | 6pm, 6:15pm, 8pm & 8:15pm
Rose Pavilion
Using beautiful handmade shadow puppets, master puppeteer, Leslie K. Gray will perform Chase the Kangaroo, a story that explores how the world is a beautiful place.

Star Talks | 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm
Boddy Lodge by the Lake
Learn about winter-time constellations, identifying night sky-objects and more in these 20-minute Star Talks.

Feb
14
Thu
Valentine’s Day Dinner @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience a taste of love with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day at Descanso Gardens. Enjoy menu highlights like wagyu beef and Maine lobster tail at our beautiful restaurant, Maple. Reservations required, make yours here.

Mar
16
Sat
NightGarden: Plant Power @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The plants around you can save your life. Immerse yourself in the Gardens and learn about the benefits of nature. Let your inner science geek go free and enjoy nature in a new way.

$5 members; $15 nonmembers. Advance tickets required, register here.

Mar
22
Fri
Wine Dinner @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm

Save the date! Join us for a special wine dinner on March 22.

$100 per person. Advance reservations required, registration link to come.

 

Mar
29
Fri
TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm all days
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

Tomato Blasts
11am, 1 & 2pm all days
Get tips from experts on growing great tomatoes at these talks.

Tomato Cooking Demo
Noon Saturday & Sunday
A Patina chef will prepare dishes featuring the versatile tomato.

Patina’s Tomato Faves for Purchase
10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday
Purchase tasty eats and drinks featuring tomatoes. The popular Bloody Mary bar returns!

Mar
30
Sat
TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm all days
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

Tomato Blasts
11am, 1 & 2pm all days
Get tips from experts on growing great tomatoes at these talks.

Tomato Cooking Demo
Noon Saturday & Sunday
A Patina chef will prepare dishes featuring the versatile tomato.

Patina’s Tomato Faves for Purchase
10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday
Purchase tasty eats and drinks featuring tomatoes. The popular Bloody Mary bar returns!

Mar
31
Sun
TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Plant Sale
9am – 5pm all days
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

Tomato Blasts
11am, 1 & 2pm all days
Get tips from experts on growing great tomatoes at these talks.

Tomato Cooking Demo
Noon Saturday & Sunday
A Patina chef will prepare dishes featuring the versatile tomato.

Patina’s Tomato Faves for Purchase
10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday
Purchase tasty eats and drinks featuring tomatoes. The popular Bloody Mary bar returns!

Apr
6
Sat
NightGarden: LA Blooms! @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Celebrate the variety and beauty of flowers. Wear your best florals, or maybe a garden party hat, and enjoy blossoms – real and imagined – in full bloom. Let your inner science geek go free and enjoy nature in a new way.

$5 members; $15 nonmembers. Advance tickets required, register here.

Apr
21
Sun
Easter Brunch @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Save the date! Celebrate Easter Sunday at Descanso Gardens with a brunch prepared by Maple Executive Chef Philip Mack.

$98 adults, $48 children. Reservations required, registration link to come.

May
18
Sat
NightGarden: Science Quest @ Descanso Gardens
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Nerd out with us at Descanso! Come see what happens in the garden after hours. Take a tour, dance to music amongst the flowers, geek out to science and history and L.A. culture, sip a cool drink. Grab some friends and enjoy nature in a new way.

$5 members; $15 nonmembers. Advance tickets required, register here.