Descanso Gardens 6-5-2016

Register for programs at the Visitor Center or phone (818) 949-7980 unless noted. Some classes require advance registration. Find details on classes at

Weekend Walks, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.: See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Subject to weather and availability; please call ahead at (818) 949-4200. Free with admission.

Little Owls Reading Nest, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.: Bring your little owlets 2 and older for enchanting nature-themed story time at the giant nest in Nature’s Table! Free with admission.

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Summer Nights at Descanso

Chill out at Descanso on hot summer nights! The Gardens are open late Tuesdays through Thursdays, June 7 to July 28, for two concert series, DJ music, food and fun! Entertainment is free with admission.

• Midweek extended summer hours, Tuesdays through Thursdays, June 7 to July 28, 5 to 8 p.m.: A summer tradition, Descanso keeps its gates open late! Enjoy concerts, deejay music and more. The Gift Shop stays open until 8 p.m., and Patina will have food and beverages available for purchase. Descanso members enter free; regular admission for nonmembers. No reciprocal gardens admissions.

• World Rhythms, 8 Tuesdays, June 7 to July 26, 6 to 7 p.m.: This series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens. Bring a picnic or purchase Patina grill favorites for a family-friendly evening of fun! Lawn chairs allowed. Lawn seating is first-come, first served. Performers subject to change.

• Lakeside Lounge, 8 Wednesdays, June 8 to July 27, 5 to 8 p.m.: Enjoy a cool beer, relax to the sounds of The Flashdance DJ spinning vinyl, and wander through the Rose Garden and Oak Woodland as the sun sets behind the San Rafael Hills. A changing menu of craft beers will be available for purchase, along with gourmet hot dogs and picnic fare from Patina.

• Music on the Main, 8 Thursdays, June 9 to July 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Enjoy live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland. This season features both bright newcomers and fan favorites from seasons past. Bring a picnic or purchase Patina tostadas and enjoy a wonderful evening under the Descanso oaks with friends. Lawn seating is first-come, first served. Performers subject to change.

About Descanso Gardens

Founded as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Descanso Gardens is open daily (closed Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students with a school I.D.; $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and younger.

Descanso Gardens is a member-supported garden accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Join Descanso Gardens and enjoy free admission and early entry year-round. Information: (818) 949-4200 or