explore Descanso

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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Open 9 am to 5 pm daily. (Closed Christmas Day.)
1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. 

At the Gardens

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.

Bloom Calendar

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 Up

Our series concludes with Night Garden: Science Quest on Saturday, May 18. Discover the science of nature that surrounds us from the ground below to the stars above. It’s like science class, but even more fun! Advance tickets required.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
25
Thu
Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm

Stroll through the Gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees and other seasonal spring favorites on these guided walks.

Join us on Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm from March 1 to May 12. No registration required, subject to availability.

Apr
26
Fri
Spring Bloom Walks @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm

Stroll through the Gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees and other seasonal spring favorites on these guided walks.

Join us on Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm from March 1 to May 12. No registration required, subject to availability.

Apr
27
Sat
Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for the Gardens 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.
· Bring gardening gloves.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
 
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Wednesday, April 24. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
City Nature Challenge BioBlitz @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

A BioBlitz is a community event that focuses on identifying wildlife species in a specific place in a short amount of time. Come BioBlitz with us and contribute to the worldwide 2019 City Nature Challenge. Learn how to upload your photos to iNaturalist and add your discoveries to a growing map of nature in Los Angeles.

Free with admission. Advance registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-7980. 

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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To join us on Free Tuesday,
you’ll need advance tickets

Descanso Gardens opens its gates for free the third Tuesday of every month and the response has been great. So great, that in order to ensure a great experience for visitors and to be good neighbors, we now require advance tickets for all non–members on Free Tuesday.

Free Tuesday tickets for May 21 will be available at 10am on Tuesday, April 30. They can be reserved online, in person or by phone.