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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Happening Now

Immersive yourself in the wonder of Enchanted Forest of Light from Nov. 17 to Jan. 5. Explore Descanso illuminated in gorgeous light along a one-mile path through the Gardens. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Upcoming Events

Dec
15
Sun
“fruiting bodies” Walk Through @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a walk-through of fruiting bodies with artist Jessica Rath at the Sturt Haaga Gallery. Admission will be free from 1–3pm on Sunday, Dec. 15.

Connecting plants, animals and Descanso Gardens, Jessica Rath and curator Pamela Bailey Lewis present the first major survey of Rath’s contemporary works of art and her exploration of the human manipulation of agriculture and food production.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture.

Dec
17
Tue
Free Tuesday {Tickets Required} @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

To join us on Free Tuesday, you will need advance tickets.

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Tickets for Free Tuesday on December 17 will be available on Tuesday, November 26 at 10am. Please note that Free Tuesday tickets do not include entry to Enchanted Forest of Light.


Please note:

  • Tickets are free and must be reserved online in advance, by phone at (818) 949-4200 or in person. No tickets will be available on-site at the Gardens on Free Tuesday.
  • Tickets are available three weeks before the date of Free Tuesday. There are two times available to enter: 9am and 1pm. Once you are in the Gardens, you man stay until Descanso Gardens closes at 5pm.
  • All visitors – including infants – need a ticket.
  • Descanso Gardens members do not need a ticket.
  • Members of other gardens that participate in the Reciprocal Admissions Program must reserve a free non-member ticket.
  • Tickets will be scanned for entry and can only be used for the date and time printed on them.
  • Tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated. Ticket purchaser must be present with entire party in order to enter the Garden. Descanso Gardens staff may request identification from the ticket purchaser.
  • Please read our garden etiquette guidelines to better understand the expectations of behavior when visiting Descanso.
  • Food and picnicking are not permitted in the Gardens; however, you are welcome to use the picnic area adjacent to the parking lot. 
  • We cannot accommodate tour groups/buses on Free Tuesday. For group availability, contact grouptours@descansogardens.org or (818) 949-4202.
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 17 @ 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 Magnolia Lawn.

Dec
22
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 22 @ 8:00 am

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

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

MEMBERS ONLY

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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