Friday, January 22, 2010

Descanso Gardens to offer turf alternatives workshop

Turf Alternatives—Leave Your Lawn Behind, 9 a.m.- noon., Feb. 6, Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada. Learn alternatives to the traditional lawn that are environmentally friendly and cost effective. $30, $24 members (818) 949-7980,

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

Descanso Gardens is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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