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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.


Open 9 am to 5 pm daily. (Closed Christmas Day.)
1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. 

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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 Up

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns for an immersive production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" on August 16, 17, 23 & 24. Follow fighting lovers, dancing fairies, and a bewildered donkey on an adventure filled with laughter and love. Advance tickets required.

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Upcoming Events

Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 20 @ 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.
· Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Please bring gardening gloves, water and a hat.
· Limited Space Available, RSVP required.
RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Wednesday, July 17. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
{SOLD OUT} Urban Forager: Pasta @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Please note that the Urban Forager: Pasta class is full.

Elisa Callow returns with the Urban Forager Cooking Class: Pasta Two Ways. Learn to make cut and filled pasta. Presented during tomato season, when fresh herbs are also abundant, the class will make a fresh tomato sauce to go with the pasta.

$40 members, $50 nonmembers. Reservations required.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.


Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 20 @ 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.
Urban Forager Book Signing @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow from 2–3pm on July 13 and 20 in Van de Kamp Hall for a tasting and book signing. Books will be available for purchase.


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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