Tickets

All visitors who aren’t members must buy a general admission ticket.

Hours
9am-5pm daily


Open

9am–5pm daily

Garden Admission

Buy general admission tickets

Non-members must purchase a general admission ticket to visit the gardens

Become a member

Members get FREE admission during regular daytime hours

Location

1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
818.949.4200

Enchanted Forest of Light

Be Enchanted Nov. 19–Jan. 7

Escape to Descanso

Descanso Gardens sits on 150 acres of cultivated and wild land nestled into a natural bowl by surrounding mountains. Explore our many paths and trails, verdant woodlands, lush gardens, and colorful native flowers. Escape the urban buzz and enjoy the best of the season.

Membership

Join our vibrant member community and support our growth

  • Free daytime garden admission 364 days a year
  • Daily 8am early admission
  • Early access and discounts to events such as Carved & Enchanted
  • Discounts at Jones Coffee at Descanso and The Store
  • And more!

“Descanso has inspired me since I was a child, decades ago. Now it has inspired my son to celebrate and wonder at nature.”

Descanso Guest
Secret Gardens

GARDEN SECRET

Get a whiff of THAT!

The unmistakable stink of ginkgo trees in fall

Visit the Promenade in November and you may detect something smelly in the air. When female ginkgo trees shed their leaves and berries in the fall they smell like nothing else.

Find us on Instagram

Who says #LA has no seasons? The #cherrytrees in the #JapaneseGarden beg to differ 🍂 Beloved for their fleeting pink blossoms in spring, they're now sporting gorgeous golden hues. 

Thanks for joining us this week for our #fallcolor highlights. Stay tuned for more updates as we share what's changing in the garden 🍁 #ExploreDescanso

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Can you guess what year Enchanted debuted? Here's a hint: 50 years after the Japanese Garden opened at Descanso.

So drumroll please 🥁 Enchanted Forest of Light opened in 2016! Illuminating some of the most beloved parts of Descanso, don't miss the Garden of Good Fortune and more now through Jan. 7.

Tickets can be purchased online now at descansogardens.org

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Enchanted is off to a delightful start! Discover the new route through the Rose Garden, plus other illuminated surprises in store. 

Enchanted Forest of Light is open now through Jan. 7. Weekend tickets can sell out quickly, get yours before they're gone at descansogardens.org 

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Happy #Thanksgiving 🦃 Descanso is open from 9am–5pm today. Enchanted Forest of Light is closed tonight but will be back tomorrow 🌼 #ExploreDescanso

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