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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
Oct 25 @ 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!

Toddler Treks @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

4 Fridays starting October 28. Meets in the Harvest Garden.

Explore and learn together with your toddler (age 2-4 years old).  This four class series focuses on caregiver and child interaction with nature, science, art, and garden activities. $40 members; $48 nonmembers. Advance registration is required and will be available beginning August 29th. Register in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Toddler Treks

Image information: Toddler Treks, © Descanso Gardens

Slightly Spooky Stories @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am

Descanso favorite Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with an all new family-friendly production of stories that are funny, surprising, and slightly spooky. Kids (and grown-ups) are encouraged to come in costume! Meets in Under the Oaks Theater.

Slightly Spooky Stories

Image information: © Ensemble Shakespeare Theater


Weekend Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 29 @ 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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