Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cherry Blossom Festival

Where: Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, CA
When: March 23 & 24, 2013, starts Saturday
Cost: Festical is free with Admission: Parking is free.
         Admission Costs General $8. Senior/Students $6. Children (5 to 12 years) $3.
         Guild members and children under 5 free.

Hello, Spring! Welcome the season with this celebration of Japanese culture and the beautiful flowering trees in the landscape. Enjoy drama, delectable cuisine and guided garden walks.

Highlights include:
Cherry Tree & Japanese Rose Sale
Both days | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gift Shop
Beautiful flowering cherry trees will be available for purchase, as well as rare Japanese roses grown by Descanso volunteers. Get there early – these tend to sell out quickly!

Cherry Blossom Walk & Talk
Both days | 11 a.m. & 1p.m. | Center Circle
Take a walking tour of the many cherry trees in Descanso Gardens.

Origami With Yami Yamauchi
Saturday only | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Japanese Garden
Learn the traditional art of paper folding from an origami master.

Camellia Lounge
Both days | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Teahouse
Summer’s Camellia Lounge returns for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Purchase bento box lunches, beverages and specialty cocktails to enjoy on the Main Lawn.

Caltech Players: “Rashōmon”
Both days | 2:30-5 p.m. | Under the Oaks Theater
A woodcutter, a thief, a young woman and a samurai meet by an ancient gate among the cherry blossoms. Each tells a different story of the same event. This exciting new partnership with Artistic Director Brian Brophy and The Caltech Players brings Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's classic film “Rashōmon” alive this spring.

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