Become a member and enjoy free daytime entry all summer long!


Now–September 5

Monday–Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday–Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Please note that Descanso Gardens members can enter the garden early at 8am daily


{SOLD OUT} KCRW Summer Nights

August 13 // 6pm
Advance tickets required, please note that tickets are sold out

Don’t miss your chance to catch KCRW’s Summer Nights at Descanso Gardens with KCRW DJs spinning on the Main Lawn along with food, drink and special guests.

“What You Will” by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater Company

September 8–11 // 5:30pm
Advance tickets required. $20 members/$25 non-members. Click here to purchase tickets.

In turns funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative, and above all, honest, What You Will is a passionate ad moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare. This Shakespearean “un-play” is the result of the Ensemble’s favorite actors, writers, and improvisors responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words.
Your (Un)Natural Garden

Now–January 8, 2023
Free with admission, no advance registration required

Adam Schwerner’s innovative, immersive art experience will run throughout the summer. The show invites guests to experience art in the garden like you’ve never seen or felt before. Schwerner’s work in the Sturt Haaga Gallery, Boddy House, and throughout the landscape will intrigue your senses and demand your participation.