January 15, 2019

Advance tickets are not required, but for quicker entry get a free online ticket here.
Visitors without online tickets or who are not members of must check in at the Visitor Center.



February 2, 2019

Descanso Gardens opens its doors for Museums Free-for-All and and invites visitors to explore the Gardens free of charge. The Boddy House and Sturt Haaga Gallery will not be open. Get into Descanso faster with online tickets. Please note that free admission is applied at checkout when reserving tickets online.


February 9, 2019

Grab your flashlight and explore the dark at NightGarden: Campfire Stories. Learn about nocturnal animals, view the constellations, get a warm drink and listen to stories by the light of the “campfire.” $5 members; $15 nonmembers. Advance tickets required, purchase yours here.



  • General $9
  • Seniors 65 and over/Students with ID $6
  • Children (5 to 12 years) $4
  • Descanso members and children under 5 are free.

The entry to Descanso Gardens is at the bridge. If you are a member or bought a ticket online, you do not have to stop at the Visitor Center. Tickets (paper or on a screen) and membership cards are scanned at the bridge. Tickets can be purchased for any day during our regular hours. (We are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Dec. 25.) After-hour events require special tickets. Both members and non-members can continue to purchase tickets, train tickets, ask questions and register for classes at the Visitor Center.

Buy General Admission tickets here:
There is no processing fee for online tickets.

Members enjoy free admission every day, as well as special presale and discount tickets to after-hour events and Enchanted: Forest of Light, the gift store and programs. Members also receive early 8am admission into the Gardens.