Tickets

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

Hours
9am-7pm daily


Adult Programs Calendar

Reconnect to nature with a sunlit garden stroll or a romantic date night with cocktails under the tree canopy. Decompress at Descanso with music and performances or inspiring classes in art, gardening, and yoga.

Cultivate: Mindfulness in Bloom

Surround yourself with other nature-lovers at Descanso Gardens’ Cultivate, a monthly event that brings together live music, dancing, refreshments, and engaging experiences in nature that will connect you more deeply to the world around you.  Cultivate: Mindfulness in Bloom invites guests to focus introspectively on wellness and sense of place. Wander the grounds at your […]

Included with admission or membership

Memorial Day at Descanso

In honor of Memorial Day, Descanso Gardens invites all veterans, active-duty military members, and up to six guests to enjoy a free day in the garden on May 27 from 9am–7pm. Tickets will be available at the Visitor Center on Memorial Day with no advance registration required. Attendees are asked to bring proof of military […]

Free admission for veterans, active-duty military members, and their families

Member Nursery Tour

Join this members-only tour to see horticulture in action! Meet in the Courtyard and walk to the Ruth Borun Nursery and Propagation Center. The nursery serves as the backbone for growing, protecting, and enhancing the Descanso Gardens’ collections. From growing annual plants for the Promenade, to establishing new varieties of native California species, to “backing […]

$5

(SOLD OUT) Quick Location Sketching

This class is sold out Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk through the gardens on Thursday, June 6 from 5–6:30pm. This class is designed as an introduction to quick location sketching and each participant is given a small panorama sketchbook and waterproof pen (included in class price). Bring a spirit of curiosity, play […]

$40 – $45
Event Series Plant Expo and Sale

Plant Expo and Sale I

Join us for the inaugural weekend of the Descanso Gardens plant expo and sale, June 7-9.  This event will focus on everyone’s favorite desert plants: Cactuses and succulents! The expo will feature the talents of The Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society — a community of enthusiasts who cultivate the study and enjoyment of cactus […]

Included with admission or membership
Event Series Plant Expo and Sale

Plant Expo and Sale I

Join us for the inaugural weekend of the Descanso Gardens plant expo and sale, June 7-9.  This event will focus on everyone’s favorite desert plants: Cactuses and succulents! The expo will feature the talents of The Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society — a community of enthusiasts who cultivate the study and enjoyment of cactus […]

Included with admission or membership
Event Series Plant Expo and Sale

Plant Expo and Sale I

Join us for the inaugural weekend of the Descanso Gardens plant expo and sale, June 7-9.  This event will focus on everyone’s favorite desert plants: Cactuses and succulents! The expo will feature the talents of The Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society — a community of enthusiasts who cultivate the study and enjoyment of cactus […]

Included with admission or membership
Event Series Descanso Walks: Sole Mates

Descanso Walks: Sole Mates

Stroll through the garden and connect with other members of the Descanso community. Bring a friend or make a new one! This walk involves multi-surface paths throughout Descanso Gardens. Please dress in outdoor appropriate clothing and bring a water bottle. Meets at Center Circle. No registration required, free with admission. The walk leaves promptly at […]

Included with admission or membership
Event Series Plant Expo and Sale II

Plant Expo and Sale II

Our Plant Expo and Sale is back June 14-16, this time with a focus on bromeliads! Bromeliads are a diverse group of plants that include air plants and pineapples. Though mostly tropical, these plants can grow in a wide variety of climates and many can be grown indoors. Come learn more and see some unusual […]

Included with admission or membership

Community Service Day

Get hands-on gardening experience by mulching in the garden and help care for Descanso at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided. All experience levels are welcome. Ages 16 or older. Must be able to lift, bend and stand for long periods of time. Moderate to heavy lifting involved. Bring gardening gloves and water. Remember […]

Free
Event Series Plant Expo and Sale II

Plant Expo and Sale II

Our Plant Expo and Sale is back June 14-16, this time with a focus on bromeliads! Bromeliads are a diverse group of plants that include air plants and pineapples. Though mostly tropical, these plants can grow in a wide variety of climates and many can be grown indoors. Come learn more and see some unusual […]

Included with admission or membership

Snake Encounter with NHMLA

Summer in SoCal is the season of snakes, but don’t be scared, be smart! Join Natural History Museum Senior Manager of Vertebrate Living Collections, Leslie Gordon, for a meet and greet with some live animals on Saturday, June 15 at Mulberry Pond. Learn some basic identification and other fun facts about these neat neighbors. No […]

Included with admission or membership