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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.

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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 beer gardens and late hours on Thursdays this August! Descanso stays open from 5–8pm on August 9, 16, 23 & 30. Enjoy a cold beer and scrumptious food as the temperature cools at Descanso. No reservations required.

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Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Sketching with Color @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note: Sketching with Color is sold out.

4 Saturdays starting on August 18. Meets in Minka in the Japanese Garden.

Join artist Virginia Hein for a four week series that focuses on exploring color to sketch the summer landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of play and experimentation while learning to work confidently with color.

$90 members, $120 nonmembers. 

Image: © Virginia Hein

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 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.
Aug
19
Sun
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 19 @ 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.
Aug
21
Tue
Free Tuesday @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission to Descanso Gardens is free the third Tuesday of every month. Get into the Gardens faster with online tickets! Please note that free admission is applied at checkout when reserving tickets online.

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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