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Descanso Gardens is an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. Visit for a stroll, a concert or a class — there are so many ways to explore.


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Join the thousands of people who support Descanso Gardens through an annual membership. Members enjoy many benefits, including discounts at the Descanso Café and the Gift Shop, class discounts and members-only events.

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Now Blooming

There's always something to see at Descanso Gardens. Whether you love lots of colorful spring bloom, winter camellias or the year-round majesty of our oaks, check out what's in bloom at different times of the year.

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With its variety of settings – from the Oak Lawn to the manicured grounds of the Boddy House – Descanso Gardens is the perfect place for your special event, and it's just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, as well as the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.

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Coming Soon

This November, we light up Los Angeles with an interactive, one-mile, nighttime walk through 10 distinct lighting displays. Tickets go on sale to the public September 1. Descanso Gardens members get early access to tickets and a special discount.

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Upcoming Events

Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am

Come join our monthly walk for birders of all level. Bring binoculars!


Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Subject to weather and availability; please call ahead at (818) 949-4200. Free with admission.

Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for enchanting nature-themed story time at Nature’s Table!

World Rhythms: MôForró @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

MôForró plays accordion-driven, hip-swiveling dance music in the traditional “pé de serra” style of forró, featuring accordion, guitar, fiddle, flute, zabumba (Brazilian drum), triangle, voice, and percussion. Since forming in late 2012, MôForró, along with the Forró in L.A. collective, has been integral to the growing popularity of forró as a dance genre throughout Southern California.


The World Rhythms music series is made possible by a generous grant from The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation.


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Lakeside Lounge featuring Golden Road Brewing @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a cold beer from Golden Road Brewing, relax to the sounds of The Flashdance DJs spinning vinyl, and wander through the Rose Garden and Oak Woodland as the sun sets behind the San Rafael Hills. A changing menu of craft beers will be available for purchase, along with gourmet hot dogs and picnic fare. Free with admission to the Gardens, no reciprocal gardens admissions.

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Open 9 am to 5 pm daily (last entry is 4:30 pm). Closed Christmas Day.


1418 Descanso Drive,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Admission Fees

General $9. Seniors and Students $6. Children (5-17) $4. Descanso members and children under 5 free.

(818) 949-4200

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