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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

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 Soon

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso to perform your favorite Shakespearian love scenes and sonnets. Meets at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10, 11, 17 & 18.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
17
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Pacific Camellia Society Show @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

For more information and for additional show information, click here.

 

Feb
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Shakespeare’s Love Scenes and Sonnets @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am

Meets at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, February 10, 11, 17 and 18.

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso to perform your favorite Shakespearian love scenes and sonnets in the garden. Meet at Center Circle and join the players on a walk to the Camellia Forest where the performance will begin.

Photo © Martha Benedict

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle. Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary.
Walks are subject to weather and availability. For more information, please call (818) 949-4200.
Pacific Camellia Society Show @ Descanso Gardens
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

For more information and for additional show information, click here.

 

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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