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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 a wintry walk through the Camellia Forest on Saturday, January 20 at 10 a.m. with Tim Thibault, the Huntington Library’s curator of woody plant materials. No registration required.

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Upcoming Events

“Beyond the Bouquet” Member Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Members get an early look at the Beyond the Bouquet exhibition in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., January 19–21.


Image information: The Beauty of Decay © Rebecca Louise Law and Rachel Warne

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 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.
“Beyond the Bouquet” Artists’ Reception @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us from 3 to 5pm in the Sturt Haaga Gallery as we celebrate the artists of Beyond the Bouquet. DJ Matthew Rubino will be spinning vinyl, and drinks will be available at a no-host bar.

Admission is free to Descanso Gardens from 2:30–5 p.m. on Sunday, January 21.

Image information: The Beauty of Decay © Rebecca Louise Law and Rachel Warne

“Beyond the Bouquet” Public Opening @ Descanso Gardens
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Beyond the Bouquet begins its run in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from January 22 until April 22, 2018.

Image information: The Beauty of Decay © Rebecca Louise Law and Rachel Warne

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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