Monday–Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday–Sunday: 9am to 5pm


Advance tickets are required for non-members to enter Descanso

  • May tickets are available now
  • May 9 (Mother’s Day) and May 18 (Free Tuesday) are sold out

To make sure we keep our staff and visitors safe, we have made some adjustments to how we operate. All non-members MUST buy online tickets in advance. Members can enter without an advance ticket. No tickets will be sold at the garden.

Ticket release dates:

  • May tickets are available now (Free Tuesday on May 18 is sold out)
  • June, July, and August tickets will be released at 10am on Tuesday, May 25
  • Free Tuesday tickets will be released on the first day of each month
    • June 15 Free Tuesday tickets: Available June 1 at 10am
    • July 20 Free Tuesday tickets: Available July 1 at 10am
    • August 17 Free Tuesday tickets: Available August 1 at 10am

Purchase available tickets or become a member here:

  • If you cannot purchase tickets on a specific day, it is either sold out or the tickets have not been released yet


Ticket prices:
  • $15 adults
  • $11 seniors (65 and older)
  • $11 students with ID
  • $5 children (5–12 years old)
  • Free for children 4 years and younger

When you visit, please

  • Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more with staff and other visitors
  • Wear a face covering
  • Bring water (All drinking fountains are closed). Drinks can be consumed inside the garden.
  • Enjoy any food at the picnic tables outside of the Visitor Center
  • Get a ticket in advance if you are NOT a member
  • Note that we will be a cashless establishment

Here are some other changes you will see:

  • The entry is reconfigured to make social distancing easier
  • Hand sanitizing stations can be found in the courtyard
  • All staff and visitors will wear face coverings
  • The Sturt Haaga Gallery, Boddy House, and Enchanted Railroad are closed
  • All drinking fountains are closed
  • Restrooms will be cleaned every half hour
  • There will be no programs or walks during this time. We will bring programming back as soon as it is safe.
  • Wheelchair rental will not be available
  • We will not be honoring reciprocal memberships
  • The Kitchen at Descanso will be open for limited hours. You can purchase drinks, which can be taken into the garden, or food, which must be eaten in the Courtyard, picnic area, or taken home. Click here to learn more about dining options at Descanso.

Descanso Gardens is a botanical oasis that welcomes all to its cultivated gardens and natural landscapes.

Please respect our staff and visitors. Descanso will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, including, but not limited to: Yelling, violence, intimidation, threats, harassment, aggression, swearing, damage, abuse, sexual harassment, or those who are aggressive toward staff or other visitors. Individuals who exhibit these behaviors toward staff or other visitors will be expelled from the gardens. If you have immediate concerns, please go directly to the Visitor Center for assistance. If you have suggestions or questions, please contact us here.

We can’t wait to see you in the gardens!