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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

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

Join us for the Japanese Garden Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. Enjoy family-friendly events like taiko drum performances, crafting and ikebana displays. The Japanese Garden Celebration is included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
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Morning Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us for our eight-week morning yoga session on Fridays from September 21 – November 9. Includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minutes yoga practice. Advance registration and minimum enrollment required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

MEMBERS ONLY

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Mulch Giveaway @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 22 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Mulch Madness is coming to the Auxiliary Parking Lot! Take home some high-quality mulch and get your mulching questions answered by Descanso horticulture staff. Mulch is available only to residents of La Cañada Flintridge as well as Descanso members.

Bring your own containers to tote mulch home (maximum of three containers). Supplies are limited and available first come, first served.

Rain Barrel Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Rain barrels are an “old school” water conservation technique that is winning new fans. You can preorder discounted rain barrels for $65 plus tax and pick them up at Descanso Gardens. Rain barrels may also qualify for rebates. Order barrels and find details at www.rainbarrelsintl.com (click on the “Events” tab and select “Descanso Gardens”).

This event is presented with support from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

Water Harvesting Class @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join Cindy Berglund of Rain Barrels Intl. for a water conservation class all about saving precious water in your home. She will discuss the importance of rainwater harvesting, the benefits of a rain barrel, the installation process, helpful methods to conserve water on your property without rainfall, and rebate information.

Advance registration required, register here.

This event is presented with support from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

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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