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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

Enchanted: Forest of Light returns to Descanso Gardens November 19 – January 7! Don't miss our interactive, nighttime experience that's unlike anything else in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance.

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Upcoming Events

Free Tuesday @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note: Advance tickets are not required at the present time for entry to Descanso Gardens on Free Tuesday.

Admission to Descanso Gardens is free the third Tuesday of every month.

Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 17 @ 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!

Monster Tour @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am

Ensemble Shakespeare Theatre returns to Descanso with a fun monster-filled production for the whole family to enjoy. Kids (and grown-ups) are encouraged to come in costume!

Monster Tour starts at 11am on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 22 and 28 & 29.

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 21 @ 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.

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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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