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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

The gardens stay open extra late for the End of Summer Festival on Aug. 30! Grab a cold drink and relax to the tunes of the The Flashdance DJs. Wander through the gardens to the sounds of live music and end the night with some stargazing in the Oak Woodland. Advance tickets required.

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Upcoming Events

{SOLD OUT} World Rhythms: Music of Bali @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

Please note: Tickets are SOLD OUT.

Experience the ancient dance dramas and traditional Indonesian music with Music of Bali featuring Gamelan Burat Wangi during our World Rhythm series. Bali holds a place of great cultural significance in Indonesia. Music of Bali features gamelan (orchestra) music and dance. Balinese gamelan is famous for its metal percussion instruments, made of bronze or brass, including xylophones, drums, gongs and flutes. The 17 member Gamelan Burat Wangi is a renowned Balinese orchestra based at the California Institute of the Arts.

This six-week series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens. Bring a picnic or purchase Patina grill favorites for a family-friendly evening of fun! Free with admission to the Gardens.

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World Rhythms is made possible with support from the Capital Group.


Summer Songs @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each summer month feature The Flashdance DJs spinning all-vinyl sets. Enjoy a cocktail, cold beer or food for purchase from Patina. Wander through the Rose Garden as the sun starts to set. Advance tickets required, get yours here:


{SOLD OUT} Music on the Main: Spencer Day @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm

Please note: Tickets are SOLD OUT.

Singer/songwriter Spencer Day brings original songs that blend compelling melodies and smart lyrics to Music on the Main.

Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland. This season features bright newcomers and a mix of styles. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner from Patina’s concession stand, and enjoy a wonderful evening under the Descanso oaks with friends. All shows are free with admission to the Garden. Lawn chairs are allowed and lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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{FULL} Succulent Driftwood Planter Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please note: This class is FULL.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll create your own mini succulent garden, using found wood as a base. Descanso horticulture staff will provide expert guidance on working with succulents and design. $20 members/$30 non-members includes materials.

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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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