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

9am-7pm daily

Planned Giving

For more than 70 years, it is people who have shaped Descanso Gardens through both their time and generosity. The good that people do in the world can live on through careful estate planning that includes Descanso Gardens as a beneficiary. There are many options for leaving a legacy gift to Descanso while ensuring you can provide for your family.

For more information about gift planning options, please contact the Advancement Office at 818.952.4391 or

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society was formed in order to offer our thanks to people who have notified us of their decision to include Descanso in their will or estate. Recognition for members of the Legacy Society is provided by inclusion, as a special category, in the Descanso donor-recognition display located in the Courtyard.

  • Heather Sturt Haaga and Paul G. Haaga Jr.
  • George “Buddy” Moss
  • Judith Lee and David R. Brown
  • Richard Schulhof & Sandy Goodenough
  • Robert H. Barbarin
  • Ertel Family Trust
  • Paul & JoAnn McBride
  • Elizabeth Crawford McMurray
  • In Honor of Elizabeth Quinn Hein
  • Elsie & John Sadler
  • Anita Jane Davis
  • Susan and Ed Johnson
  • Hope Tschopik Schneider
  • Elizabeth Gee
  • Doug and Claudia Forbes
  • Somer Sherwood-White and Jeffrey L. White
  • Jenny Januszewski and Mitchell Mendoza

“Descanso is down to earth, warm, approachable, and familiar like an old friend yet with endless layers to discover.”