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Oct
26
Fri
Garden Sprouts @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am

Four Fridays from October 26–November 16. 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

Oct
27
Sat
Native Plant Traditions @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In conjunction with the Sturt Haaga Gallery exhibition La Reina de Los Ángeles, native plant expert Nicholas Hummingbird will give an in depth talk about native plants and their traditional uses. Hummingbird will discuss how Native Californians’ intrinsic relationship with the environment has for centuries included a lifestyle of conservation, botany, art and stewardship. After the talk, guests are invited to visit the California Natives garden and Oak Woodland to see the plants discussed by Hummingbird.

$25 for members; $30 for nonmembers. Pre-registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

This event is presented with support from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

Nov
3
Sat
Jam Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Avid jam-maker Ren Leftwich will teach you how to make jam in this hands-on workshop. Use jam in a sweet and savory recipe, and take your own delicious jar of jam home to enjoy.

$35 members; $45 nonmembers. Advance registration required, register here.

Nov
4
Sun
Art and Fishing the LA River @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm

Join artist Devon Tsuno and the California Ghetto Carping Club as they discuss fishing in the LA River.

Art and Fishing the LA River is presented in conjunction with the La Reina de Los Ángeles exhibition in the Sturt Haaga Gallery.

Nov
13
Tue
Beginner Tai Chi @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

For the Advanced Tai Chi session beginning Wednesday, November 14, click here.

Five week Beginner Tai Chi session starting Tuesday, November 13 – December 11. $62.50 members, $77.50 non members. Advanced registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Nov
14
Wed
Advanced Tai Chi @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 14 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Five week Advanced Tai Chi session starting Wednesday, November 14 – December 12. $62.50 members, $77.50 non members. Advanced registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Nov
26
Mon
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

For other morning sessions, see our Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 30 classes.

4 week morning yoga session starting Monday, Nov. 26 – Dec. 17. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $58 for four-week session. 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.

Nov
28
Wed
Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

4 week morning yoga session starting Wednesday, Nov. 28 – Dec. 19. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $58 for four-week session. 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.

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

4 week morning yoga session starting Friday, Nov. 30 – Dec. 21. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. $58 for four-week session. 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.

Dec
1
Sat
Vegan Sweets and Treats @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Akane Nishimura of LOV Bakery will teach vegan baking basics, including a recipe perfect for the holidays. Bake delicious treats using the finest organic, non-GMO and fair trade ingredients. $35 members; $45 nonmembers. Advance registration required, register here.