Plan Your Visit

Descanso Gardens visitors come in all ages. Avid gardeners stop to take note of plants, while "regulars" do their morning walk beneath the leafy oak canopy. Children scamper the paths and play "spot the squirrel," while parents try to keep up. And lovers -- young and old -- are easy to spot, holding hands, sitting close on the many benches that dot the landscape. 

The winding paths and shady nooks of Descanso Gardens invite strollers to wander, to linger, to explore. Tram tours offer a way to learn about the Gardens and see the highlights within a limited time frame. And visits to the Boddy House and Sturt Haaga Gallery offer a look at Descanso's origins and its future.