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

Monarch #caterpillars are loving the #milkweed plants this #WildlifeWednesday 🐛 Did you know that by eating milkweed, the monarch caterpillars consume chemical compounds that make themselves poisonous to predators? You can spot these and more in #NaturesTable off of the Promenade 🦋 #ExploreDescanso ...

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A #summertime favorite is blooming 🌼 #Rudbeckia has started to flower in the Rose Garden. Commonly called black-eyed-susans and coneflowers, you can find these yellow blooms in the garden over the next few months ☀️ #ExploreDescanso ...

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'St. Patrick' is the perfect #rose to herald in #FloralFriday 🌹 June is National Rose Month, and this cheerful hybrid tea is loving the heat ☀️ #ExploreDescanso ...

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Today's #TranquilThursday is brought to you be the shady canopy and paths of the #JapaneseGarden ⛩️ #ExploreDescanso ...

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Pink #Bougainvillea and yellow #Brugmansia are giving us all the warm-weather feels in the #RoseGarden. Did you know Descanso is open until 8pm Monday–Friday? Learn about our late hours and more on our website at descansogardens.org 🎺 #ExploreDescanso ...

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A moment of quiet on #MindfulMonday 🌲 #ExploreDescanso ...

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#FlowerFriday is out of this world with pink #cosmos blooming along the #RoseGarden. Botanical cousins of daisies and marigolds, you can also find these these warm-weather favorites along the Promenade 🌼 #ExploreDescanso ...

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Looking for shade as the weather gets warmer? Wander the many paths and trails throughout Descanso, including the Fibonacci spiral under the towering coast live #oaks 🌲 #ExploreDescanso ...

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Missed yesterday's rain? Enjoy this moment from the #RoseGarden after the drizzle stopped ☔ #ExploreDescanso ...

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