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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

This November, we light up Los Angeles with an interactive, one-mile, nighttime walk through 10 distinct lighting displays. Tickets go on sale to the public September 1. Descanso Gardens members get early access to tickets and a special discount.

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Upcoming Events

Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Little Owls Reading Nest @ Descanso Gardens | La Cañada Flintridge | California | United States

Bring your little owlets 2 and older for enchanting nature-themed story time at Nature’s Table!

FREE Extended Summer Hours @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Descanso keeps its gates open late! Our summer tradition gets a new twist by offering free evening admission on four Wednesdays in August. Stop by the Descanso Café and enjoy Patina’s full menu of refreshing drinks and delicious meals.

Admission is free from 5 – 8 p.m.

Free Extended Summer Hours

Image: Oak Grove, © Descanso Gardens

Little Explorers @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Explore Descanso from the ground up with your youngsters ages 2 to 5. On the first Saturday of the month, Little Explorers use their senses to discover the natural world through hands-on activities and crafts. Free with admission. No registration required.

Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 3 @ 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. Subject to weather and availability; please call ahead at (818) 949-4200. Free with admission.

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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 $6. Children (5-17) $4. Descanso members and children under 5 free.

(818) 949-4200

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