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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

Tomatomania! returns to Descanso Gardens April 6–8. Over 170 varieties of the coolest tomatoes around will be showcased at the world’s largest tomato seedling sale. Top your Tomatomania! experience off with a Bloody Mary bar on Saturday and Sunday.

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Upcoming Events

Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience at this volunteer opportunity and help with weeding and mulching in the Camellia Forest. 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.
· Bring gardening gloves.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Wednesday, March 21. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Abe Lagrimas, Jr. Trio Performance @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Join us on March 24 and 25 at 11am and 2pm for a performance by multi-instrumentalist Abe Lagrimas Jr. as he draws from Hawaiian, folk, and contemporary music to create a unique brand of jazz ukulele.
Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am

Join us for a stroll through the Gardens at 11am or 1pm on weekends this March and April. Learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees, and other seasonal favorites on these guided walks.

No registration required. Free with admission or membership. Subject to availability.

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 24 @ 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.

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

(818) 949-4200

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