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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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Membership

Membership

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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Rentals

Rentals

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

Enjoy summer nights at Descanso! There are concerts to enjoy, special late hours and a celebration to end the season. Join us for Music on the Main, Summer Songs, World Rhythms, Descanso After Hours and more beginning June 7. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

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Upcoming Events

May
22
Tue
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for an enchanting nature-themed story time at Nature’s Table!

May
26
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for the California Native Garden at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided and work will be supervised by Descanso horticulture staff. This is a great opportunity for individuals, friends, and organizations.
 
· All experience levels welcome.
· Ages 16 or older.
· Comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes recommended.
· Please bring gardening gloves, water and a hat.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Wednesday, May 23. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Student Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Gain community service experience by helping keep Descanso Gardens clean. Participants will beautify the gardens by picking up trash with trash pickers, gloves, and trash bags.
 
· For students ages 12–15, with 1 adult chaperone for every 5 students.
· Comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes recommended.
· Please bring gardening gloves, water and a hat.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Wednesday, May 23. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
May 26 @ 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. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary.
Walks are subject to weather and availability. For more information, please call (818) 949-4200.

Contact Us

Hours

Open 9 am to 5 pm daily (last entry is 4:30 pm). Closed Christmas Day.

Location

1418 Descanso Drive,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Admission Fees

General $9. Seniors and Students with ID $6. Children (5-12) $4. Descanso members and children under 5 free.

(818) 949-4200
membership@descansogardens.org
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