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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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Wine and dine al fresco with us by the lake on Friday, April 27. Enjoy a special four-course wine dinner paying homage to Earth Day with all-vegetarian dishes. Menu highlights include “scallops,” chiles en nogada, and a coconut blancmange and strawberry soup for dessert.

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Upcoming Events

Earth Day: Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
In honor of Earth Day, get hands-on gardening experience and help care for the Oak Woodland 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 18. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 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.


Mt. SAC Plant Sale @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program will sell a variety of potted plants to make your home garden zing this spring from April 19-22. Free to members.

Mt. SAC Sale

{FULL} Earth Day: Family Volunteer Day @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please note: Family Volunteer Day is full. Thank you for interest in volunteering! For another opportunity to volunteer on Earth Day at Descanso Gardens, click here.

Celebrate Earth Day together with the whole family. Go “behind the scenes” to help take care of our educational gardening area, get hands-on experience with garden care and maintenance. Descanso staff will provide instruction and supervision. All experience levels are welcome!

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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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