Children and families can explore a lush landscape where pumpkins peek around nearly every corner at Descanso's annual Pumpkin Roundup, Oct. 24 and 25.
The highlights of the days are the costume parades, taking place at 10 and 11 a.m., when children can join in a cast of costumed characters and creatures who will make a grand procession through the Gardens with Mr. Dave singing the way. Afterward, everyone meets at the Under the Oaks Theater for a sing-along.
In addition, the Moo Doo Puppet Show takes place at 10:30 and 11:30 at the Under the Oaks Theater. Catch a show that promotes peace, diversity and imagination.
Other activities include: free face painting (noon- 2 p.m.) and pony rides (Saturday, Oct. 24 ONLY from noon - 4 p.m. for $3), a pumpkin decorating station ($2 per pumpkin) and rides on the Enchanted Railroad ($3).
Admission to Descanso's Pumpkin Roundup is free with Gardens' admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students and $3 children. For more information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org.
About Descanso Gardens
Established as a public garden in 1954, Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, near the interchange of the 2 and 210 freeways. A popular setting for weddings, parties and meeting in addition to being a location for numerous feature films and television shows, the Gardens are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except Christmas Day. Parking is free. Admission fees are $8 for adults; $6 for seniors and students; $3 for children 5 to 12, and free for members and children 5 and younger. Fees for classes and programs include Gardens admission.
For information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org. Descanso Gardens is accredited by the American Association of Museums.