March 2013 at Descanso Gardens
To register for classes, please call (818) 949-7980. Some classes require advance registration. Details on classes at www.descansogardens.org
Little Owls Reading Nest, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.: Bring your little owlets 2 and older for story time at the giant nest! Mama and Papa Owl are welcome too! Enjoy nature-themed picture books read by Descanso staff. Free with admission. In Nature's Table.
Camellia Walk & Talk, Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m.: Horticulturist Wayne Walker leads this exploration of the Camellia Garden. Learn to identify the different kinds of camellias and learn how to keep these bloomers in peak condition. Free with admission. Meet at Center Circle.
Creating a Meadow Garden, Tuesday, March 12, 2 p.m.: Horticulture Director Brian Sullivan will reveal the secrets behind Descanso's Center Circle meadow garden display. Part of "Get Dirty: A Gardening Series by Descanso." Public admission free of charge. In Van de Kamp.
California Natives Spring Walk, Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m.: Welcome spring and explore the beauty of native plants in the California Natives Garden. Rachel Young, garden manager, will lead this informative guided walk. Free with admission. Meet at Center Circle.
Beginning Tai Chi, 10 Tuesdays starting March 19, 8:30 a.m.: Instructor Laura Gloster leads this class, which emphasizes force rather than strength. $150 nonmembers, $120 members. Advance registration required. In the Rose Pavilion.
Advanced Tai Chi, 10 Wednesdays starting March 20, 8:30 a.m.: Instructor Laura Gloster leads this class for more experienced students of tai chi. $150 nonmembers, $120 members. Advance registration required. In the Rose Pavilion.
Cherry Blossom Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24
Yoga, 10 weeks starting March 25: This weekly class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice. Morning classes: 8:30-10 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Evening classes: 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Members only; $120 for 10 weeks, specify day and time. Class size limited to 15 participants; drop-ins allowed if space permits for $15 a session. For new students, first class is free. In Birch and Van de Kamp.
Patina Easter Brunch, Saturday-Sunday, March 30-31: Enjoy a spring tradition: A delicious brunch prepared by the chefs at Patina Restaurant Group and served in the blooming Rose Garden. Includes buffet brunch and one mimosa for the adults. Brunch seatings are available each day: Saturday 10 a.m. & noon; Sunday 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. $55 non members, $47 members, $19 children 4 to 12 years; 3 years and younger free. Reservations required:www.patinagroup.com/
Admission to Descanso Gardens is $8 general, $6 seniors/students with I.D., $3 children 5 to 12; children 4 and younger free. Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. Information: (818) 949-4200.
About Descanso Gardens:
Established as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge 91011. The Gardens are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas Day. Descanso Gardens is accredited by the American Association of Museums.