Hours, Admission, Directions

NOTE: The Rose Garden and Bird Observation Station currently are closed to the public. They will reopen in early November.

Hours

Descanso Gardens is open daily except for Christmas. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm (last entry is 4:30 pm). There is ample free parking.

The Boddy House is open daily except Mondays from 10 am to 4 pm. (details)

The Sturt Haaga Gallery is open daily except Mondays from 10 am to 4 pm when an exhibition is on view. The gallery presents three 10-week exhibits per year. (details)

Admission: General $9. Seniors 65 and over/Students $6. Children (5 to 12 years) $4. Guild members and children under 5 free.

Enchanted Railroad: $3 per rider, $25 for a book of 10 tickets. The Enchanted Railroad is open 10 am-noon Tuesday & Friday; and 10 am-4 pm Saturday & Sunday. Tickets are sold at the Visitor Center. Riders must be at least 30 inches tall and able to sit on their own. All schedules are subject to weather and availability; please call ahead to see if the train is running: (818) 949-4200.

Reciprocal admissions: Allowed during regular hours, 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for information about the American Horticultural Society reciprocal gardens program.


Location

Descanso Gardens is located near the intersection of the 210 and 2 freeways. It is a 20-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles.

1418 Descanso Drive,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

 

 

 

 

 

FROM THE SOUTH (LOS ANGELES)

  • Take the 2 North and exit at Verdugo Boulevard.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Verdugo Boulevard. Verdugo Hills Hospital will be on your right.
  • Turn RIGHT at Descanso Drive.
  • Entrance is on your RIGHT side.

FROM THE EAST (PASADENA AND THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY)

  • Take the 210 West and exit at Angeles Crest Highway.
  • Turn LEFT onto Angeles Crest Highway.
  • Turn RIGHT on Foothill Boulevard.
  • Turn LEFT at Verdugo Boulevard.
  • Turn LEFT at Descanso Drive.
  • Entrance is on your RIGHT SIDE.

FROM THE WEST (SAN FERNANDO VALLEY)

  • Take the 210 East and exit at Angeles Crest Highway.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Angeles Crest Highway.
  • Turn RIGHT on Foothill Boulevard.
  • Turn LEFT at Verdugo Boulevard.
  • Turn LEFT at Descanso Drive.
  • Entrance is on your RIGHT SIDE.

FROM THE WEST (VENTURA)

  • Take 134 East to the 2 North
  • Take the 2 North and exit at Verdugo Boulevard.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Verdugo Boulevard. Verdugo Hills Hospital will be on your right.
  • Turn RIGHT at Descanso Drive.
  • Entrance is on your RIGHT side.

Getting around

Click here to download the current map of Descanso Gardens, which includes seasonal bloom and general information about the Gardens.


Gift Shop

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


Descanso Café

The Descanso Café, located near the Gardens entrance, is open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm. The Café, operated by the Patina Group, provides sandwiches and luncheon specials with outdoor seating. Catering is also available for special events. Descanso members enjoy a discount on their purchase. Information: (818) 790-3663.


Accessibility

A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for guest use at the Visitor’s Center. Many of Descanso’s asphalt pathways are wheelchair accessible. 

Please note: No animals — except service dogs -- are allowed in the Gardens.


Information

For general information, phone (818) 949-4200. Our mailing address is Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011-3102.