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Easter Happenings at Descanso Gardens

This Eastertime, Descanso Gardens welcomes the holiday with its traditional egg hunt and popular weekend brunches.

On Saturday, April 11 children of all ages are welcomed to participate in Descanso's Egg Hunts which runs from 9:30 a.m. and every 45 minutes until 2 p.m. Eager hunters, brightly colored eggs and a great green lawn add up to unbridled joy. Bring cameras to snap photos with the Easter Bunny. Arrive early, baskets sell out quickly. Cost: $5 which includes basket, five plastic eggs and a treat.

Also taking place on Easter weekend, April 11 and April 12, are holiday brunches with seatings at 9 and 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Indulge in a scrumptious buffet brunch by Patina chefs served in Descanso's Rose Pavilion. Sample menu includes: pastries, eggs, pancake bar, ham, sausage, Caesar and pasta salads. Cost: $45, $38 members, $15 children ages 4-10, free for children 3 and younger. Reservations with a credit card are required. Call Patina at (818) 790-3663. For cancellations, please call at least 48 hours in advance or a 35 percent fee will apply.

Children's Egg Hunts, 9:30 a.m. and every 45 minutes until 2 p.m., April 11, Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada. Descanso's annual tradition features eager hunters, brightly colored eggs, a great green lawn and unbridled joy. Bring cameras to snap photos with the Easter Bunny. Arrive early; baskets sell out quickly. Cost: $5 which includes basket, five plastic eggs and a treat. (818) 949-4200, www.descansogardens.org.

Easter Brunches at Descanso Gardens, 9 and 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m., April 11 and 12, Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada. Welcome the Easter season by indulging in a scrumptious buffet brunch by Patina chefs served in Descanso's Rose Pavilion. Sample menu includes: pastries, eggs, pancake bar, ham, sausage, Caesar and pasta salads. Cost: $45, $38 members, $15 children ages 4-10, free for children 3 and younger. Reservations with a credit card are required. Call Patina at (818) 790-3663. For cancellations, please call at least 48 hours in advance or a 35 percent fee will apply. www.descansogardens.org.

Established as a public garden in 1954, Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, near the interchange of the 2 and 210 freeways. A popular setting for weddings, parties and meeting in addition to being a location for numerous feature films and television shows, the Gardens are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except Christmas Day. Parking is free. Admission fees are $8 for adults; $6 for seniors and students; $3 for children 5 to 12, and free for members and children 5 and younger. Fees for classes and programs include Gardens admission.

For information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org. Descanso Gardens is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

 

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