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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Lecture: Edible Landscaping

Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne, authors of “The Urban Homestead” and the blog rootsimple.com, discuss creating a garden that is not only beautiful but delicious! Part of “Get Dirty: A Garden Series by Descanso” on Third Tuesdays. Public admission to the Gardens and the lecture is free of charge the thir..

Sponsored by: Event Location: Descanso Gardens
Cost: Free



Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday Garden Talks: Introduction to Native Bees of California with Hartmut Wisch

Not all bees are honeybees! This program celebrates California native bees – some 1600 different species – with superb images of all six recognized families and fascinating commentary on these gentle, diverse and remarkable creatures that co-evolved with the native flora and are main pollinators. The morn..

Sponsored by: Event Location: The Arboretum - Palm Room
Cost: $20.00/per class - $100.00/for the series



Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Descanso Chrysanthemum Plant Sale

More than 150 varieties of rooted chrysanthemum cuttings will be available at the show as well as perennial flowers and shrubs, and vegetable plants...

Sponsored by: Event Location: The Arboretum - Ayres Hall
Cost: Free with garden admission



Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wildflower Display

Enjoy beautiful spring bloom in the California Natives Garden...

Sponsored by: Event Location: Descanso Gardens
Cost: Free with admission



Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Wildflower & Pollinator Family Walk

Learn about the important role animals and insects play in plant pollination on this walk suitable for all ages...

Sponsored by: Event Location: Descanso Gardens
Cost: Free with admission



Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Seed Library Grand Opening

Celebrate National Garden month this April by joining the Pasadena Public Library as they launch Pasadena’s first Seed Library.The library provides an opportunity for interested gardeners to ‘borrow’ heirloom and open-pollinated seeds for free. The goal is to create a self-sustaining seed library where..

Sponsored by: Event Location: Hill Avenue Branch Library
Cost: Free



Sunday, April 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Descanso Chrysanthemum Plant Sale

More than 150 varieties of rooted chrysanthemum cuttings will be available at the show as well as perennial flowers and shrubs, and vegetable plants...

Sponsored by: Event Location: The Arboretum - Ayres Hall
Cost: Free with garden admission



Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday Garden Talks: Too Much is Not Enough: More Smoker Plants For California with Nicholas Staddon

This spring series concludes with a many-faceted look at new and not-so-new garden plants for this region, as well as the latest scoop on plant and gardening worlds elsewhere in the United States and overseas. The program includes great images, engaging stories and live plants that will go home with some luck..

Sponsored by: Event Location: The Arboretum - Palm Room
Cost: $20.00/per class - $100.00/for the series



Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 3:30 p.m.

Make a Chia Pet out of Seeds

Learn how to create and decorate one's own Chia Pet to take home and grow. All materials will be provided. Presented as part of the Pasadena Grows: Community Seed Library education series at Hill Avenue Branch Library...

Sponsored by: Event Location: Hill Avenue Branch Library
Cost: Free



Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

40th Annual Spring Plant Sale

Whether one's tastes run to dry-climate succulents or heirloom vegetables, they will find a great selection of all the new arrivals and old favorites that have made the Spring Plant Sale an annual rite for Southern California gardeners. Among the highlights to look for this year are a wide selection drought-t..

Sponsored by: Event Location: The Huntington
Cost: Free with admission



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