What’s in Bloom

Year-round, there’s something to see at Descanso Gardens! Below are estimated bloom times of your favorite plants. Please call Visitor Services at (818) 949-4200 to confirm that your favorites are blooming prior to your visit.

  • JANUARY: Camellias, toyon berries, and winter annuals
  • FEBRUARY: Camellias, magnolias, cherry trees and daffodils
  • MARCH: Tulips, camellias, irises, lilacs, cherry trees, clivia and daffodils
  • APRIL: Azaleas, camellias, irises, lilacs, native plants and wildflowers, and wisteria
  • MAY: Roses, azaleas, irises, wildflowers and California natives
  • JUNE: Modern and heritage roses, and summer annuals
  • JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER: Roses, summer annuals and perennials, crape myrtle, and cassia
  • OCTOBER: Sasanqua camellias, roses and fall foliage
  • NOVEMBER: Camellias, toyon berries, annuals, ginkgo and fall foliage
  • DECEMBER: Camellias, toyon berries, annuals and ginkgo.

 

What’s Blooming Now

The #FreeForAll is sold out tomorrow 🎟️ All tickets to @socalmuseums' Free-for-All at Descanso Gardens on Sunday, Feb. 5 have been reserved. There are no more tickets available.

Descanso Gardens members do not need advance tickets to enter the garden during the Free-for-All on Feb. 5. Learn more about other participating SoCal Museum members at socalmuseums.org
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Join us tomorrow for a tour and poetry reading in the garden 🌼 On Saturday, Feb. 4, join us for the Camellia Collection Tour at 11am and Poetry Reading at 2pm. February is peak #camellia season in the garden, and we're celebrating the best of these winter flowers all month long.

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Pink tree season has begun! Little peach blossoms (Prunus persica) have started to flower in the #RoseGarden. Follow us for updates as we share when the saucer magnolias and very first cherry blossoms bloom in the next few weeks 🌸 #ExploreDescanso

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Did you see the #snow dusting the #SanGabriels yesterday? Enjoy these snippets taken in the #RoseGarden and #HopesGarden ⛰️ #ExploreDescanso

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If you love nature that's a little moody and brooding, don't miss the #AncientForest this winter. A small but mighty part of Descanso, its #redwoods, #ferns and #cycads transport you into what feels like another world. The garden is open daily from 9am to 5pm 🌲 #ExploreDescanso

#DescansoGardens #Garden #Nature #Trees #Oaks #Redwood #Cycad #Fern #Summer #LosAngeles #California #TimeOutLA #DiscoverLA #VisitCalifornia #abc7eyewitness #NBCLA #CBSLA
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Well hello #cherryblossom pop-up shop 🌸 Head on over to the #GiftShop now through early March for some fun cherry blossom and #ValentinesDay merchandise. The Gift Shop is open daily from 9am to 5pm 🛍️ #ExploreDescanso ...

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Views for days ⛰️ Visitor @chelseatzhang captured this beautiful shot of native #oaks framing the San Gabriel Mountains at Hope's Garden above the Boddy House. You can wander the many paths of Descanso daily from 9am to 5pm 🌲 #ExploreDescanso

#DescansoGardens #Garden #HopesGarden #January #SanGabrielMountains #SanGabriels #Coastliveoaks #Winter #LaCanadaFlintridge #LosAngeles #California #TimeOutLA #DiscoverLA #VisitCalifornia #abc7eyewitness #NBCLA #CBSLA
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Native #flower highlight 🌼 Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at blooming California #poppies, Clarkia, and baby blue eyes from the Ruth Borun Nursery and Plant Propagation Center. We can't wait to see these and more bloom in the California Garden and Oak Woodland in the coming months 💐 #ExploreDescanso

#DescansoGardens #Garden #Nature #Flowers #Goldenpoppy #Eschscholziacalifornica #Nativeflowers #LosAngeles #California #TimeOutLA #DiscoverLA #VisitCalifornia #abc7eyewitness #NBCLA #CBSLA
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Blooming camellias and cloud reflections in the stream make for a dreamy scene in the #JapaneseGarden. Descanso is open rain-or-shine daily from 9am to 5pm ⛩️ #ExploreDescanso

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Coming to Descanso this Sunday? Don't miss #soundbaths with @marnacurrieintegration on the Main Lawn from 9–10:30am and nature #meditations with Mariko Tu at the Rose Garden labyrinth at 2, 2:30 and 3pm.

Included in the price of admission or membership, no registration required.
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Narcissists? Narcissus? What exactly are these called?

Commonly known as #paperwhites, these #flowers are part of the #Narcissus genus. They're sometimes mistakenly called #narcissists due to how similar the words look and sound.

While the word #narcissism derives from the Greek myth of Narcissus falling in love with his own reflection, there are multiple theories of how the plant genus got its name.

You can find these not-so-self-absorbed beauties blooming right now in the #RoseGarden 🌼 #ExploreDescanso

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