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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

Back by popular demand, TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Join us Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26 as we celebrate all things tomato.

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Upcoming Events

TOMATOMANIA! Preview @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The popular TOMATOMANIA! tomato plant sale returns to Descanso, and it kicks off with a pre-sale event for our Sponsoring, Sustaining, and Center Circle Associates members. Guests will enjoy tomato-inspired light bites and a Bloody Mary bar, learn about the best tomatoes to grow this season — and get first pick of the plant sale!

This is an invitation event for members at the Sponsoring level and higher, and RSVP is required. Interested in upgrading your membership? Contact the Development Office at (818) 952-4391, or click here to join.



TOMATOMANIA! @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Back by popular demand, TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free with admission unless otherwise noted.

TOMATOMANIA! also runs on Sunday, March 26.

Plant Sale | 9am – 5pm
Select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings.

Tomatoblasts | 11am, 1pm, 2pm
Get quick tips from experts on growing great tomatoes at these 10 minute talks.

Tomato Cooking Demo | Noon
A Patina chef will prepare dishes featuring the versatile and delicious tomato.

Tomato Exploration and Investigation | 10am – 2pm
Check out our fun, hands-on, tomato-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Patina’s Tomato Faves | 10am – 4pm
Purchase delicious dishes and drinks featuring tomatoes– including a bloody mary bar.

Photo © Martha Benedict
Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 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. Subject to weather and availability; please call ahead at (818) 949-4200. Free with admission.

Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Mar 26 @ 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.

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

(818) 949-4200

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