You can make a difference
Your generous gift, large or small, helps sustain the gardens and creates a lasting legacy for future generations. There are many ways to give including tribute benches and planned giving.
A child on a field trip sees coast live oaks for the first time and learns to love nature. A couple enjoys a peaceful morning walk in the garden and listens to the birdsong. A family spends time together at an interactive exhibit.
Your generous support makes every experience at Descanso Gardens possible. Our mission is to connect people with nature and one another — and we cannot do it without you.
Give to Descanso Gardens and help us grow and thrive
Honor a loved one with a gift in their name, or sponsor a tribute bench in one of our lovely garden locations
Make a lasting gift that will support the gardens for future generations
Your donation will help us:
- Care for our American Alliance of Museums accredited plant collections and keep them pesticide-free
- Offer hundreds of horticulture and education programs per year
- Show the diversity, history, and wonder of California plants
- Model sustainable use of water and other resources
- Propagate important plants in our collection and preserve them to ensure their enjoyment for generations to come
- Produce art exhibits at the Sturt Haaga Gallery and in the gardens
- Share the beauty and wellness benefits of nature with Southern California and beyond
- Provide more than 50,000 free admissions per year to EBT cardholders, students, veterans, and active duty military
Have a question about giving to Descanso?
Please contact our Development Office at 818.952.4389 or email@example.com.
Descanso Gardens Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID #95-2511202. Consult your tax advisor regarding tax deductibility.