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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
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
24
Fri
TOMATOMANIA! Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The popular TOMATOMANIA! tomato plant sale returns to Descanso, and it kicks off with a pre-sale event for our Sponsoring, Sustaining, and Center Circle Associates members. Guests will enjoy tomato-inspired light bites and a Bloody Mary bar, learn about the best tomatoes to grow this season — and get first pick of the plant sale!

This is an invitation event for members at the Sponsoring level and higher, and RSVP is required. Interested in upgrading your membership? Contact the Development Office at (818) 952-4391, or click here to join.

MEMBERS ONLY.

 

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
Apr
22
Sat
Earth Day & Botanic Bling @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Spring with programs focusing on flowers, plants for your garden, and earth friendly Bling!

Earth Day & Botanic Bling also runs on Sunday, April 23.

Mt. Sac Plant Sale | 9am – 4pm
Students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program will sell a variety of potted plants to make your home garden zing this spring.

Botanic Bling | 9am – 4pm
Botanic Bling, a trunk show of unique accessories, returns with an Earth Day flavor – just in time for Mother’s Day. Free to members.

California Wildflower Display | 9am – 5pm
This floral installation will give you a close up view of the many beautiful native California blooms you can find at Descanso.

Wildflower Activity | 10am – 2pm
Discover the beautiy of local wildflower with this hands on activity.

Family Gardening Day in the Harvest Garden | 10am – 2pm
Come try your hand at gardening activities for the whole family. No experience necessary. Garden staff will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

Oak Woodland Walk | 11am
Join Descanso Gardens Native Garden Horticulturist Layla Valenzuela for a walk exploring how the Oak Woodland is a wildlife restoration site.

Patina | 10am – 4pm
Fresh from the Garden Menu featuring grill favorites, salads and a smoothie bar.

Apr
23
Sun
Earth Day & Botanic Bling @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Spring with programs focusing on flowers, plants for your garden, and earth friendly Bling!

Mt. Sac Plant Sale | 9am – 4pm
Students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program will sell a variety of potted plants to make your home garden zing this spring.

Botanic Bling | 9am – 4pm
Botanic Bling, a trunk show of unique accessories, returns with an Earth Day flavor – just in time for Mother’s Day. Free to members.

California Wildflower Display | 9am – 5pm
This floral installation will give you a close up view of the many beautiful native California blooms you can find at Descanso.

Wildflower Activity | 10am – 2pm
Discover the beautiy of local wildflower with this hands on activity.

Family Gardening Day in the Harvest Garden | 10am – 2pm
Come try your hand at gardening activities for the whole family. No experience necessary. Garden staff will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

Patina | 10am – 4pm
Fresh from the Garden Menu featuring grill favorites, salads and a smoothie bar.

May
20
Sat
Rose Festival @ Descanso Gardens
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate America’s favorite flower in our beautiful Rose Garden from May 20-21. Come and experience our discovery station, floral art activities, garden walks and more! All activities free with admission.

For Sunday’s schedule on May 21, click here.

Rare Rose Discovery Station | 9am – noon
Get an up close look at rare and special roses from Descanso’s collection.

Floral Art Activities | 10am – 2pm
Make your very own floral creations using roses and other flowers.

“Human Vase” Living Art | 11am – 2pm
Come view floral artist Alison Franchi and make-up artist Jennifer Aspinall’s latest installation, as they transform a live model into a piece of floral art.

Cello Performance | 11am, noon and 1pm
Enjoy a cello performance framed by the beauty of the Rose Garden.

Rose Garden Walk and Talk | 1pm
Join Descanso Gardens horticulture staff on a guided walk through the Rose Garden.

Patina | 10am – 4pm
Don’t miss rose-inspired fare from Patina available for purchase in the Rose Pavilion.

Rose Garden landscape