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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

Get inspired at Wet & Wonderful: Celebrating our Precious Water on Sept. 23! Join in on fun and educational programming for the whole family. This daylong symposium will explore ways to create beautiful gardens and to safeguard our precious (and limited!) water supply.

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Upcoming Events

Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am

Come join our monthly walk for birders of all level. Bring binoculars!


Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

{FULL} Family Gardening Day @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note: Family Gardening Day is FULL.

Enjoy a morning filled with hands-on gardening activities for the whole family in the Harvest Garden. Learn the basics of plant care while having fun digging, watering and sowing seeds.

Free to members; nonmembers $10 adult, $5 children 5-12, free 4 and younger. Advance registration required.

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 24 @ 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.
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 26 @ 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!

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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