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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 Up

On Saturday, February 9, join us for the debut of our new NightGarden series. Grab your flashlight and explore the dark. Learn about nocturnal animals, view the constellations, and listen to stories by the light of the “campfire.” Advance tickets required.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
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Advanced Tai Chi @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 16 @ 8:30 am

Ten-week Advanced Tai Chi session starting Wednesday, January 16 – March 20.

$125 for members, $155 for nonmembers. Advanced registration required. Online registration to come. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Jan
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Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for the Gardens 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, January 16. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 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.
Southern California Camellia Society Show @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 19 @ 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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