Cherry Blossom Festival

Our most popular festival returns, with two weekends of fun activities, music, and discovery!

Due to overwhelming demand last year, reservations must be made in advance for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Please note that tickets are reserved for members at 10am, 12pm and 1pm on all days.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Cherry Blossom General Admission

Descanso Gardens Members

Descanso Gardens members get FREE admission to the Cherry Blossom Festival, plus access to tickets two weeks before they go on sale to the public! Plus, Descanso members can skip the crowds at our exclusive member preview on March 3. Number of free admissions varies based on the level of membership. If you would like to purchase an annual membership to the Gardens, click here for more information. Memberships are not refundable.


NEW! Member Preview Event | Friday, March 3
4 to 7pm
Cherry Blossom Member Preview

Skip the crowds and check out the cherry blossoms at this exclusive member preview! The Gardens stay open until 7pm exclusively for members.

Take a guided walk at 4pm through the gardens to learn about cherry blossoms and other flowering trees, and end up at the Sturt Haaga Gallery to preview Portraits of the Garden: BLOOM!. Meets at Center Circle. A shuttle will be running from 4:30 – 7:30pm.

Cherry Blossom Festival | March 4, 5, 11, 12

Cherry Blossom Member Reservations

Schedule of Events*
Saturday, March 4 | 9am to 5pm

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.

Sunday, March 5 | 9am to 5pm

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.

Saturday, March 11 | 9am to 5pm

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 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.

Sunday, March 12 | 9am to 5pm

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 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.

*Festival schedule subject to change without notice.