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Apr
27
Sat
City Nature Challenge BioBlitz @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

A BioBlitz is a community event that focuses on identifying wildlife species in a specific place in a short amount of time. Come BioBlitz with us and contribute to the worldwide 2019 City Nature Challenge. Learn how to upload your photos to iNaturalist and add your discoveries to a growing map of nature in Los Angeles.

Free with admission. Advance registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-7980. 

Apr
30
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for an enchanting nature-themed story time at Magnolia Lawn.

May
3
Fri
{FULL} Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
May 3 @ 10:00 am

Please note: Garden Sprouts is full.

Four Fridays from May 3–24. Meets in the Harvest Garden.

Garden Sprouts is a grownup and child (ages 2-4) class where the seeds of love for nature are planted and nurtured. Children and adults participate in story time, songs, hands-on nature, science, art, and gardening activities, as well as prepare a healthy snack together. All activities are designed specifically for children’s fine and gross motor skills and social development.   

$40 members; $48 nonmembers; Pre-registration required. 

Toddler Treks

May
4
Sat
Little Explorers @ Descanso Gardens
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Explore Descanso Gardens from the ground up with your children ages 2 to 5. On the first Saturday of the month, Little Explorers will encourage kids to use their senses to discover the natural world through hands-on activities.

Free with admission. No registration required.

May
7
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for an enchanting nature-themed story time at Magnolia Lawn.

May
12
Sun
Mother’s Day Brunch @ Descanso Gardens
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrate Mom in the beautiful Rose Pavilion with us on Sunday, May 12. Enjoy a delectable brunch prepared by Executive Chef Philip Mack with special crêpe and carvery stations. Get your portrait drawn by a caricaturist while a harpist fills the air with lovely music. See the full menu here.

$90 adults, $48 for children under 12. Reservations required, make yours here.

May
14
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for an enchanting nature-themed story time at Magnolia Lawn.

May
21
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for an enchanting nature-themed story time at Magnolia Lawn.

May
28
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for an enchanting nature-themed story time at Magnolia Lawn.

Jun
4
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for an enchanting nature-themed story time at Magnolia Lawn.