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.
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.Become a Member
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.Bloom Calendar
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.Book Now
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.Find Out More
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.
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!).
Image information: Main Lawn, © Descanso Gardens
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.
Image information: Toddler Treks, © Descanso Gardens
Open 9 am to 5 pm daily (last entry is 4:30 pm). Closed Christmas Day.
1418 Descanso Drive,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
General $9. Seniors and Students $6. Children (5-17) $4. Descanso members and children under 5 free.