Calendar

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Jul
28
Sat
{FULL} DIY Workshop: Upcycled Succulent Planters @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please note: This workshop is full.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll plant your own mini succulent garden. Descanso will provide expert guidance and a variety of unique upcycled goods for you to choose from — including ball jars, teapots and more.

$20 members; $30 nonmembers includes materials. Advance registration required.

Aug
3
Fri
Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am

4 Fridays from August 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 storytime, 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 & social development.   

$40 members; $48 nonmembers; Pre-registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Toddler Treks

Image information: Garden Sprouts, © Descanso Gardens

Aug
18
Sat
Sketching with Color @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

4 Saturdays starting on August 18. Meets in Minka in the Japanese Garden.

Join artist Virginia Hein for a four week series that focuses on exploring color to sketch the summer landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of play and experimentation while learning to work confidently with color.

$90 members, $120 nonmembers. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Aug
28
Tue
Beginner Tai Chi @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 28 @ 8:30 am

For the Advanced Tai Chi session beginning Wednesday, August 29, click here.

10 week Beginner Tai Chi session starting Tuesday, August 28 – October 30. $125 for members, $155 for nonmembers. Advanced registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Aug
29
Wed
Advanced Tai Chi @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 29 @ 8:30 am

10 week Advanced Tai Chi session starting Wednesday, August 29 – October 31.

$125 for members, $155 for nonmembers. Advanced registration required. Online registration to come. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Sep
8
Sat
Designing for Disaster @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 8 @ 10:30 am

Explore the many ways in which our public landscapes and private gardens can mitigate or exacerbate LA’s potential natural disasters. The seminar will be comprised of two sessions, which can be taken together or as individual classes. Advance registration requiredPlease note: To attend both sessions, please reserve your spot in each class under “Reserve Tickets.”

Session 1: 10:30am–noon
Mitig
ating LA’s Natural Disasters with Smart Landscape Choices

Seemingly unstoppable fires raged throughout the west in 2017, and California counted heavy losses in lives and property.

Attendees will learn what combustible, invasive plant life to avoid, which plants have protective qualities, and which design strategies best protect homes.

 

Session 2: 1–2:30pm
From
Tragedy of the Commons to Uncommon Fortune

Our minds often skip over the spaces between our public buildings and our roads, be they expanses of turf grass, weed-filled or paved medians. These places can be harnessed to increase LA’s resilience, mitigating our fire, flood and slide danger, and also increasing our neighborhoods’ social capital and home values.

Learn how to transform the tragedy of the commons into a powerful tool for building your neighborhood’s fortune. Our expert panel represents communities who have successfully transformed common spaces from the foothills to the beach, from the Valley to South LA.  Expert panelists include:

Attendees will learn about the processes, people and resources it takes to transform community space, and the various models that have led to success.

Sep
17
Mon
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

For other morning sessions, see our Wednesday, September 19 and Friday, September 21 classes. Our evening yoga session begins Wednesday, September 19.

Join us for our eight-week morning yoga session on Mondays from September 17 – November 5. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. Advance registration and minimum enrollment required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

MEMBERS ONLY

Sep
19
Wed
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us for our eight-week morning yoga session on Wednesdays from September 19 – November 7. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. Advance registration and minimum enrollment required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

MEMBERS ONLY

Evening Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for our eight-week evening yoga session on Wednesdays from September 19 – November 7. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. Advance registration and minimum enrollment required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

MEMBERS ONLY.

Sep
21
Fri
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us for our eight-week morning yoga session on Fridays from September 21 – November 9. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. Advance registration and minimum enrollment required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

MEMBERS ONLY