Calendar

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 Festival 2017

Photo: © Danielle Bedics-Arizala

May
21
Sun
Rose Festival @ Descanso Gardens
May 21 @ 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.

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 Festival 2017

Photo: © Danielle Bedics-Arizala

Aug
30
Wed
End of Summer Festival @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The gardens stay open extra late for this end of summer celebration.  Grab a cold drink and relax to the tunes of the The Flashdance DJswander through the gardens to the sounds of live music. Enjoy the sunset, then end the night with some stargazing in the Oak Woodland. Bring your own flashlight!

  • The Flashdance DJs | 5–10 p.m. | Main Lawn
  • Crafting: Inspired by the Gardens | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | Rose Garden
  • Live Musicians | 6–8 p.m. | Various locations
  • Crafting: Inspired by the Stars  | 7:30–9:30 p.m. | Boddy Lodge
  • Stargazing | 8:30–9:30 p.m. | Oak Woodland: See the night sky through a telescope with the help of the Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers.
  • Festival Food by Patina | 5–9:00pm | Main Lawn: Enjoy signature cocktails inspired by summer, beer, and barbeque favorites for purchase.