Our Mission “Descanso Gardens is a unique Southern California landscape distinguished by its specialized botanic collections, historical significance, and rare natural beauty. Our mission is to practice exemplary stewardship of Descanso’s distinctive character and assets; offer people an experience close to nature; and cultivate understanding of the natural world and people’s place in it through …
Descanso Gardens opens its gates for free the third Tuesday of every month and the response has been great. So great, that in order to ensure a great experience for visitors and to be good neighbors, we now require advance tickets for all non–members on Free Tuesday.
Free Tuesday tickets for May 21 will be available at 10am on Tuesday, April 30. They can be reserved online, in person or by phone.