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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 beer gardens and late hours on Thursdays this August! Descanso stays open from 5–8pm on August 9, 16, 23 & 30. Enjoy a cold beer and scrumptious food as the temperature cools at Descanso. No reservations required.

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Upcoming Events

Free Tuesday @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission to Descanso Gardens is free the third Tuesday of every month. Get into the Gardens faster with online tickets! Please note that free admission is applied at checkout when reserving tickets online.

Beer Garden Nights @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy our beer garden from 5–8pm on Thursdays this August! Chow down on some barbecue by Patina Restaurant Group and wander the Gardens as the sun starts to set.

Free admission for Descanso Gardens members. While reservations are not required, you can purchase general admission in advance:

Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Get hands-on gardening experience and help care for the Harvest Garden 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, August 22. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 25 @ 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.

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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 with ID $6. Children (5-12) $4. Descanso members and children under 5 free.

(818) 949-4200

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