• 23 month old Felix Hess of Pasadena looks on the Wishing Tree during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Mirror tree in the Camellia Forrest during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

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  • Deer sculptures on the Promenade during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • The winter plantings during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • A young Girl looks at the winter plantings during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • The winter plantings during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • People walk past the Floral Arches During “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • Peter Romano holds his 5 month old son Nico Romano of Los Angeles looks at the Mirror tree in the Camellia Forrest during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • Wishes hang on the Wishing Tree during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • 4 1/2 year-old Amelia Silberman writing her wish to hang o the wishing tree during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • Peter Romano holds his 5 month old son Nico Romano and mom Stephanie Romano of Los Angeles looks at the Mirror tree in the Camellia Forrest during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • 4 1/2 year-old Amelia Silberman, left, along with 3 year-old Smith Palomo of Tajunga reading wishes on the wishing tree during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • Hundreds of wishes hang from the wishing tree during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • A man places a wish on the wishing tree during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • Wishes hang on the Wishing Tree during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • A woman wearing a mask places a wish on the wishing tree during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • 4 1/2 year-old Amelia Silberman, left, along with 3 year-old Smith Palomo of Tajunga reading wishes on the wishing tree during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • 23 month old Felix Hess, left, of Pasadena with his grandmother Janice Monteith of Texas places their wishes on the Wishing tree during “Reflections,” a display of various art works and self-guided activities that runs through January 10th at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer)

  • Coco Chen, of Los Angeles and her daughter Cianna Min, 5, visit Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday, October 12, 2020 at the beginning of another heat spell. The Gardens will have a daytime holiday walk-through event this year. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

There’s still time to experience “Reflections,” a display of art installations on the grounds at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge.

While visiting the gardens is a treat for nature lovers during any season of the year, the unexpected artwork and self-guided activities through Jan. 10 add a bit of fun in wintertime.

One installation that can’t be missed is the “Wishing Tree,” by artist Kaz Yokou Kitajima, on the gardens’ main lawn. The “tree” is actually a piece off an oak tree on the property that naturally fell off in 2020, and with branches attached by the artist. Visitors can write down their wish for the new year on pink tags that are then attached to the branches.

In the Camellia Forest, a “Mirror Tree,” with hanging strands of tiny mirrors reflecting light and the surrounding landscape, waits to be discovered. Deer sculptures by artist David Lovejoy delight those who stroll in the pond area near the Promenade.

The blooming and colorful plants to see in January at Descanso Gardens include toyon berries, camellias and winter annuals. The visitor services line confirms what’s blooming each month.

If you go: “Reflections” runs through Jan. 10. Descanso Gardens is open by a timed and advance reservation only (members may visit any time). Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $15; $11 seniors and students with ID; $5 ages 5-12 (no tickets sold at the door). 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. descansogardens.org

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