Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

 

General Admission

 
Due to overwhelming demand last year, reservations must be made in advance for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Please select your entrance date and time above, and scroll to the bottom of the page to reserve your tickets.

Tickets at 10:00am, 12:00 noon and 1:00pm are reserved for members only.  All other times are open to the public.

Most visitors spend one to two hours at the Gardens. Tickets are non-refundable.

Descanso Gardens Members

Descanso Gardens members MUST be registered for our website and logged in before reserving Cherry Blossom tickets. Click "register" or "login" in the upper right hand corner.

Descanso Gardens members get FREE admission
 to the Cherry Blossom Festival! Number of free admissions varies based on their level of membership (see below). If you would like to purchase an annual membership to the Gardens, click here. Memberships are not refundable.

Membership levels:

Basic and Senior: Two free adult admissions
Family: Two free adult admissions, and four free child admissions
Family Plus: Three free adult admissions, and four free child admissions
Sponsoring: Three free adult admissions, and four free child admissions
Sustaining: Four free adult admissions, and four free child admissions
Center Circle Associates: Please call the development office at (818) 952-4391.

 

Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 4 | 9am to 5pm

Cherry Tree Sale | 10am – 4pm
These flowering trees sell out early!

Discovery Stations | 10am – 4pm
Learn about cherry trees and related plants at these exploration tables.

Cherry Blossom Walks | 11am, 2pm
Meet in Center Circle to take a guided walk with our experts to learn about cherry blossoms and other flowering trees.

Origami | 11am – 3pm
Try the art of paper folding with help from experts.

Camellia Lounge | 10am – 4pm
Purchase Japanese influenced cuisine, including tempura and sushi selections.

Performance by Minyo Station | 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Minyo Station presents a jazzy style of Japanese folk music blending traditional Japanese music, Minyo, with various genres of Western music.

Sunday, March 5 | 9am to 5pm

Cherry Tree Sale | 10am – 4pm
These flowering trees sell out early!

Discovery Stations | 10am – 4pm
Learn about cherry trees and related plants at these exploration tables.

Cherry Blossom Walks | 11am, 2pm
Meet in Center Circle to take a guided walk with our experts to learn about cherry blossoms and other flowering trees.

Origami | 11am – 3pm
Try the art of paper folding with help from experts.

Camellia Lounge | 10am – 4pm
Purchase Japanese influenced cuisine, including tempura and sushi selections.

Performance by June Kuramoto | March 5, 11am, 1pm & 3pm
June Kuramoto performs on the koto, the national instrument of Japan. A classically trained musician, she is a founding member of the Japanese-American fusion ensemble Hiroshima.

Saturday, March 11 | 9am to 5pm

Discovery Stations | 10am – 4pm
Learn about cherry trees and related plants at these exploration tables.

Origami | 11am – 3pm
Try the art of paper folding with help from experts.

Camellia Lounge | 10am – 4pm
Purchase Japanese influenced cuisine, including tempura and sushi selections.

Cherry Blossom Walks | 11am, 2pm
Meet in Center Circle to take a guided walk with our experts to learn about cherry blossoms and other flowering trees.

Performance by On Ensemble | 11am, 1pm & 3pm
On Ensemble is at the forefront of a growing artistic movement in the Japanese taiko drumming world. On Ensemble has made a name for itself by infusing the powerful rhythms of taiko with overtone singing, odd meter grooves and soaring melodies.


Sunday, March 12 | 9am to 5pm

Discovery Stations | 10am – 4pm
Learn about cherry trees and related plants at these exploration tables.

Origami | 11am – 3pm
Try the art of paper folding with help from experts.

Camellia Lounge | 10am – 4pm
Purchase Japanese influenced cuisine, including tempura and sushi selections.

Cherry Blossom Walks | 11am, 2pm
Meet in Center Circle to take a guided walk with our experts to learn about cherry blossoms and other flowering trees.

Performance by On Ensemble | 11am, 1pm & 3pm
On Ensemble is at the forefront of a growing artistic movement in the Japanese taiko drumming world. On Ensemble has made a name for itself by infusing the powerful rhythms of taiko with overtone singing, odd meter grooves and soaring melodies.

 

Know Before You Go

  • Parking is free in our lot, but if all spaces are full you may be directed to park on the street. Descanso Gardens is located in a residential neighborhood. Please be a courteous driver and be respectful of our neighbors!

  • We are a botanical garden and a museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Please treat our grounds with the same respect you would show at any other museum.

  • There is no smoking allowed anywhere on our property, including e-cigarettes.

  • Animals (except for service animals as defined by the ADA) are not allowed in the Gardens. Please leave your fur-kids at home!

  • Sports equipment, bikes, balls, etc. are not allowed in the Gardens. 

  • Picnics are not allowed in the Gardens. We have a picnic area located outside the Gardens near the parking lot where you may enjoy food and drink from home. Food and beverages are available for purchase inside the Gardens.

  • Wheelchairs are available at our Visitor Center on a first-come, first served basis.

 

Please read through our etiquette guide to get the most from your visit to the Gardens. For additional information on visiting the Gardens, including driving directions, click here. 

 

 

 

 

 

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