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BODDY HOUSE

BODDY HOUSE

Perched high above the Descanso Gardens landscape on the crest of a hill, the historic Boddy House offers a glimpse of a glamorous bygone era.

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STURT HAAGA GALLERY

STURT HAAGA GALLERY

The new gallery was created by restoring the original garage structure adjacent to the historic Boddy House.

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HERITAGE AND MISSION

HERITAGE AND MISSION

The site of Descanso Gardens has sustained humans since prehistoric times. Learn more about our history.

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Roses

Roses

The Rose Garden features hundreds of specimens from around the world of this favorite flower. Flowering trees and companion plantings add to its year-round beauty.

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Native Oaks

Native Oaks

Descanso’s newest designated collection includes our oldest flora. Some of the coast live oaks (Quercus agrifolia) put down roots more than a century ago.

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CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS

Designed by native plant advocate Theodore Payne, the California Native Garden showcases the beauty and variety of plants naturally suited to our climate.

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CAMELLIAS

CAMELLIAS

Designated as an International Camellia Garden of Excellence, the Descanso Camellia Collection is the largest in North America.

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SUGGESTED WALKS

SUGGESTED WALKS

Walk guides showcase different collections.

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WHAT TO SEE

WHAT TO SEE

See what is blooming this season at Descanso.

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PHOTO GALLERIES

PHOTO GALLERIES

Galleries showcase seasonal bloom, landscapes and Descanso activities.