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

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for enchanting nature-themed story time at Nature’s Table!

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

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for enchanting nature-themed story time at Nature’s Table!

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

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for enchanting nature-themed story time at Nature’s Table!

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

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for enchanting nature-themed story time at Nature’s Table!

Mar
25
Sat
TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Back by popular demand, TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free with admission unless otherwise noted.

TOMATOMANIA! also runs on Sunday, March 26.

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

Tomatoblasts | 11am, 1pm, 2pm
Get quick tips from experts on growing great tomatoes at these 10 minute talks.

Tomato Cooking Demo | Noon
A Patina chef will prepare dishes featuring the versatile and delicious tomato.

Tomato Exploration and Investigation | 10am – 2pm
Check out our fun, hands-on, tomato-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Patina’s Tomato Faves | 10am – 4pm
Purchase delicious dishes and drinks featuring tomatoes– including a bloody mary bar.

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Photo © Martha Benedict
Mar
26
Sun
TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Back by popular demand, TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free with admission unless otherwise noted.

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

Tomatoblasts | 11am, 1pm, 2pm
Get quick tips from experts on growing great tomatoes at these 10 minute talks.

Tomato Cooking Demo | Noon
A Patina chef will prepare dishes featuring the versatile and delicious tomato.

Tomato Exploration and Investigation | 10am – 2pm
Check out our fun, hands-on, tomato-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Patina’s Tomato Faves | 10am – 4pm
Purchase delicious dishes and drinks featuring tomatoes– including a bloody mary bar.

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Photo © Martha Benedict