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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

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 31 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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!

End of Summer Festival @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our musical evenings conclude with this special celebration, and the Gardens stay open extra late! Grab a cold drink and relax to the tunes of The Flashdance DJs, wander through the gardens to the sounds of harp, tabla, and sitar. Patina will have grub and grog for sale. Enjoy the sunset, then end the night with some stargazing in the Oak Woodland (bring your own flashlight!).

  • The Flashdance DJs, 5 – 10 p.m., Main Lawn
  • Crafting: Inspired by the Gardens, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Rose Garden
  • Harp, Sitar, Tabla, 6 – 8 p.m., various locations
  • Crafting: Inspired by the Stars, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Boddy Lodge
  • Stargazing, 8:30 – 9:30 p.m., Oak Woodland: See the night sky through a telescope with the help of the Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers.
  • Festival food by Patina, 5 – 9 p.m., Main Lawn: Enjoy signature cocktails inspired by summer, beer, and barbecue favorites for purchase.


Summer Festival

Image information: Main Lawn, © Descanso Gardens

{FULL} Toddler Treks @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Note: this class is full.

4 Fridays starting August 5. Meets in the Harvest Garden.

Explore and learn with your toddler (age 2-4 years old). Classes focus on caregiver and child interaction with nature, science, art, and garden activities. $40 members; $48 nonmembers; $20 member siblings, $28 nonmember siblings.

Toddler Treks

Image information: Toddler Treks, © Descanso Gardens

Contact Us


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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