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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

Celebrate the camellia with us on February 11 & 12, 2017 with our Camellia & Tea Festival! These beautiful flowers brighten winter days with their colorful blossoms and warm the heart when brewed into tea.

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Upcoming Events

Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am

Come join our monthly walk for birders of all level. Bring binoculars!


Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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!

Tree Care Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm

In partnership with Foothill MWD and TreePeople, Descanso hosts a workshop on how to help your trees survive the drought. Led by Linda Eremita, Head Arborist at TreePeople, this talk will focus on what you can do to protect the trees on and near your property. Free with advance registration. Register by calling 818-949-7980.

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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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