Wednesday, March 21, 2012

2nd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Descanso Gardens

Stop by Descanso Gardens this weekend to participate in many activities at the 2nd annual Cherry Blossom Festival. There will be fun things to do for the entire family!

Cherry Blossom Walks
March 24 & March 25, 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Meet the nine types of flowering cherries in the Descanso landscape, as well as their equally lovely blooming relatives, all members of the genus Prunus. Brian Sullivan, horticulture and garden operations director, leads the Saturday walks. Descanso Curator Wen Wang takes over on Sunday. Free with admission.

Japanese Story Time
March 24, 11:30 AM
Immerse yourself in the fantastic world of traditional Japanese tales. These stories are populated by magical teakettles, long-nosed goblins, and a host of other imaginative characters. Free with admission.

Easy Origami for Children
March 25, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn to create simple and beautiful paper treasures while practicing an ancient Japanese handicraft. Free with admission.

Japanese Music
March 24 & March 25, 12:00 PM
Capital Guitar performs Japanese pop music on Sautrday. Yukari Black presents traditional music with an updated flair on Sunday. Free with admission. 

Camellia Lounge ”Appetizer”
March 24 & March 25 , 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Summer’s popular Camellia Lounge makes a special appearance at the festival. Sample savory dishes from the Land of the Rising Sun. And get a preview of the signature cocktails that will toast the summer months.

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