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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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Membership

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.

Bloom Calendar

Rentals

Rentals

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

The gardens stay open extra late for the End of Summer Festival on Aug. 30! Grab a cold drink and relax to the tunes of the The Flashdance DJs. Wander through the gardens to the sounds of live music and end the night with some stargazing in the Oak Woodland. Advance tickets required.

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Upcoming Events

Aug
22
Tue
Descanso After Hours @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Descanso stays open late from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 20 to August 24. Enjoy the cooler temperatures and the serenity of the Gardens as the sun starts to set! Advance tickets required, get yours here:

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Aug
23
Wed
Summer Songs @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each summer month feature The Flashdance DJs spinning all-vinyl sets. Enjoy a cocktail, cold beer or food for purchase from Patina. Wander through the Rose Garden as the sun starts to set. Advance tickets required, get yours here:

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Aug
24
Thu
Descanso After Hours @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Descanso stays open late from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 20 to August 24. Enjoy the cooler temperatures and the serenity of the Gardens as the sun starts to set! Advance tickets required, get yours here:

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Aug
26
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Sketching with Color @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note: Sketching with Color is SOLD OUT.

4 Saturdays starting on August 26. Meets in Minka in the Japanese Garden.

Join artist Virginia Hein for a four week series that focuses on exploring color to sketch the summer landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of play and experimentation while learning to work confidently with color. $90 members, $120 nonmembers. Register by Monday, August 21.

Register in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Contact Us

Hours

Open 9 am to 5 pm daily (last entry is 4:30 pm). Closed Christmas Day.

Location

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
membership@descansogardens.org
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