Gift Shop & Cafe

Descanso Gardens Gift Shop

The Descanso Gardens Gift Shop and Patio is a cozy, cedar-beamed complex near the entrance to Gardens. The Gift Shop carries items of interest for all visitors: home gardening enthusiasts, landscape and interior designers, horticulturists and plant lovers everywhere.

Merchandise in the Shop includes home and garden furnishings, such as garden benches, bird baths, statuary, lanterns and cherubs. The art lover will find beautifully framed prints, original watercolors, rugs and wall hangings.

No botanical garden gift shop would be complete without a vast array of garden and nature books for both adults and children. Other merchandise includes an exceptional selection of cards and other gift items such as lovely glassware, ceramics and collectibles. Outdoor wear includes T-shirts, sweatshirts, gloves and hats.

The Gift Shop is open every day except Christmas. Hours are 10 am to 4:45 pm.
For information, phone (818) 949-4292.


Descanso Café

Descanso Café, operated by Chef Joachim Splichal’s Patina Restaurant Group, provides a casual outdoor dining option during your visit to Descanso Gardens. Located near the Gardens entrance, the Café showcases the season’s best fruit, vegetables and herbs from local farms and gardens, including our own “Nature’s Table” at Descanso Gardens. We offer a gourmet selection of fresh salads, sandwiches, homemade desserts, ice cream, beer and wine. Seating is available on the adjacent outdoor patio. 

Descanso Café is open daily (except Christmas) from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Descanso members enjoy a discount on their purchase. Information: (213) 663-9016. Sign up for news about Descanso Café.

Celebrate the holidays with Patina! Their chefs prepare distinctive menus in a festive setting for Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and a special breakfast with Santa. Or come to a wine tasting/food event. View details

Catering is also available for special events. Patina Restaurant Group is the exclusive caterer for Descanso Gardens. Contact them by phoning (213) 864-2241 or by email. View catering details.