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Twilight at Descano offers garden therapy at day’s end

‘L’heure bleue’ held each Thursday through August

Posted: August 8, 2008 8:54 p.m.
Updated: October 10, 2008 5:03 a.m.

Twilight at Descanso Gardens is a time when shadows deepen, animals become more active, familiar objects begin to change form and color gradually gives way to black and white.

Visitors can enjoy l'heure bleue-the blue hour as the French call it - every Thursday evening throughout the month of August when Descanso remains open until 8 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics and get some much needed garden therapy after a long day.
ennifer Robin, Michael Compania and Riner Scivally will play soothing jazz on the Main Lawn (Aug. 21 and 28) and the Enchanted Railroad will be running ($3 per person). Special Twilight Walk maps are available at the Visitor's Center that lead guests to the most interesting places to see.

Half-price admission begins at 5 p.m., adults: $4; seniors and students: $3; children 5-12: $1.50; Descanso Gardens members and children under 5, free.

Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, near the interchange of the 2 and 210 freeways. 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


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