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

California's #stateflower is looking bright and cheery at #CenterCircle. Can't get enough of golden #poppies? You can also find them blooming in the #RoseGarden 🌼 #ExploreDescanso ...

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The 'Cinco de Mayo' #rose started blooming just in time for today 🌹 #ExploreDescanso ...

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#MayThe4thBeWithYou ☕ #StarWarsDay ...

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Love #hummingbirds? The Salvia 'Amistad' blooming in the #RoseGarden is a magnet for pollinators. Hummingbirds in particular love its tubular flowers 🌼 #ExploreDescanso ...

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Happy #ArborDay 🌲 Love #trees? Lookout for our coast live #oaks throughout the garden. This keystone species supports the existence of mammals, birds, insects, fungi, plants, and even reptiles and amphibians 🦉 #ExploreDescanso ...

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Baby #bunny peekaboo 🐰 Descanso is brimming with cuteness as the spring #babyboom continues. Thank you for giving our newest residents plenty of space as they explore their new #habitat 🐇 #ExploreDescanso ...

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Descanso Gardens has been added to the National Register of Historic Places 🎉 Recognized for its contributions to horticulture in Southern California, Descanso is also listed for its preservation of public green space during the mid-20th-century rise of urbanism as well as the preservation of cultural landscapes native to Southern California 🌲 #ExploreDescanso ...

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'Apricot Nectar' and other #roses are flowering beautifully in the #RoseGarden. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as more roses burst into gorgeous bloom 🌹 #ExploreDescanso ...

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The #lilacs are past peak bloom, but several varieties are still looking lovely in the #LilacGarden. Look out for 'Agincourt Beauty' with its rich purple petals 🌼 #ExploreDescanso ...

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