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

Happy Saturday! Need a dose of serenity? Enjoy this moment of stillness from the #JapaneseGarden ⛩️ #ExploreDescanso ...

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Join us for classical music tomorrow in the #RoseGarden 🎶 SAKURA Cellos will perform at 11am and 1pm on Friday, July 30 as the last of our Music in the Gardens series. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required 🎻 #ExploreDescanso

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Love the @Lakers? Enjoy these purple and gold hues coming from the #RoseGarden 🏀 #ExploreDescanso ...

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Well known for its colorful spring blooms, summer brings its own lush and leafy beauty to the Japanese Garden. Beloved by generations of visitors, enjoy a sit under the Tea House or take a stroll over the iconic red bridge ⛩️ #ExploreDescanso ...

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Missed the rain this morning at Descanso? Enjoy the dewy beauty of 'Jude the Obscure' in the Rose Garden Rose #ExploreDescanso ...

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Happy Thursday 🌲 Flanked by magnificent coast live #oaks, the Lakeside Lookout offers a shady respite if you need a break from the summer sun this time of year 🏡 #ExploreDescanso ...

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#WildlifeWednesday is brought to you by this duck family in the Oak Woodland 🐥 Thank you for giving them space as they waddle up and down the paths 🦆 #ExploreDescanso ...

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Coral #zinnias are adding the most striking hues to Nature's Table. Colorful and bright, you can enjoy these warm-weather blooms throughout the summer 🌼 #ExploreDescanso ...

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Row upon row of 'Julia Child' #roses are giving a bright and cheerful start to the morning. Take a stroll through the #RoseGarden to enjoy these and more under the summer sun 🌹 #ExploreDescanso ...

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Summer Music Strolls is here! Join us for live music from 5:30–7:30pm tonight and tomorrow in the garden. Get your tickets and see the full line up at descansogardens.org/summer ...

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Live music is here! Join us for Music in the Gardens at 11am and 1pm today for the sounds of cello and sitar by the Paul Livingstone Ensemble. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required 🎶 #ExploreDescanso ...

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