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Today's events at Descanso Gardens

Posted: April 23, 2010 10:52 p.m.
Updated: April 24, 2010 4:54 a.m.
Saturday, April 24: The Birds and the Bees - Backyard Chickens, Home Beekeeping 1-3 p.m. Learn the basics in setting up a chicken coop, raising young chickens through to laying age from John Lyons. Diseases, feeding and breed selections will also be covered. Get the low down on beekeeping in an urban backyard, from setting up a beehive, installing bees, through to harvesting your first batch of honey. $20.

Spring Plant Sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Choose from a wide variety of items, including rooted cuttings from Descanso's rose garden, warm weather lilacs developed at Descanso, native and rare plants of all kinds. Park in the auxiliary lot for easy access to the Lake House Nursery.

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge

Gardens are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info:


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