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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

Join us for Spring Bloom Walks at 11am or 1pm on weekends this March and April. Learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees, and other seasonal favorites on these guided walks.

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Upcoming Events

Free Tuesday @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 20 @ 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.

Please note: The Enchanted Railroad is closed for repairs and will not be running on Free Tuesday.

Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 20 @ 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 Nature’s Table!

Members-Only Spring Evenings @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 23 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our special evening hours, just for members! Come enjoy the spring blooms with an after-hours stroll through the Gardens.

Free for members. Advance registration required. Register online here, or in person at the Visitor Center. Please note: When registering online, please click “Find tickets on other dates” to choose between March 16 and 23.

  • Spring Bloom Walks | 5:30pm & 6:00pm

Guided walks will highlight beautiful and interesting plants around the gardens.

  • Performance by June Kuramoto | 5:30pm

June Kuramoto performs on the koto, the national instrument of Japan. A classically trained musician, she is a founding member of the Japanese-American fusion ensemble Hiroshima.



Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience at this volunteer opportunity and help with weeding and mulching in the Camellia Forest. 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, March 21. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.

Contact Us


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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