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

9am-7pm daily

Education Partners

Exploring nature with everyone

The Harvest Garden

This space encourages curiosity and discovery of the natural world by providing diverse communities with the therapeutic benefits of gardening. Descanso Gardens partners with a variety of schools and organizations to bring these communities to the Harvest Garden.

My Masterpieces: Discovering Art in My Community

A collaboration between Pasadena Unified School District, the Pasadena Educational Foundation, and local cultural institutions, My Masterpieces provides community-based arts learning opportunities for students in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. Descanso Gardens offers a 3rd grade program combining nature exploration and artmaking to build on students’ creativity, visual literacy, and observational skills.

"I was in the garden with a group of third-grade students and we came upon a spider's nest. Thousands of baby spiders were hatching. The kids weren't afraid, they were fascinated."

Jennifer, Descanso Staff