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

Carved and Enchanted tickets go on sale to non-members two weeks from today, Oct. 1 at 10am 🎃 Can't wait until then? Become a Descanso Gardens member to purchase Carved and Enchanted Forest of Light tickets right now during the member presale. Learn more or become a member at descansogardens.org ...

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#Waltzing into Wednesday with 'Johann Strauss' 🌹 #ExploreDescanso ...

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#MindfulMonday mood 🌳 #ExploreDescanso ...

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The Carved and Enchanted member presale is happening now ✨ Descanso Gardens members can purchase tickets to Carved (Oct. 11–31) and Enchanted Forest of Light (Nov. 21–Jan. 9) before they go on sale to the public on Oct. 1. Become a member or learn more on our website at descansogardens.org 🎃 #CarvedLA #EnchantedLA ...

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Have you seen the small #coral-colored blooms in the #JapaneseGarden? Generously donated by Nuccio's Nurseries, these Camellia azaleas are a warm weather favorite. You can find them in a small pot near the #TeaHouse 🌼 #ExploreDescanso ...

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#CastleGarden ends its run at the Sturt Haaga Gallery on Sept. 12. Head on up the hill now through Sunday to explore how plants and gardens have played a vital role in communicating our identity and culture over the centuries 🎨 #ExploreDescanso

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Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Herbarium)

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Happy #LaborDay, Descanso is open until 7pm today 🌲 Starting tomorrow, Sept. 7, we still start closing at 5pm daily ⛰️ #ExploreDescanso ...

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#Shakespeare is coming back to Descanso 🎭 Join us Sept. 16, 17 or 18 for an after-hours performance of "What You Will" by @ensembleshakes. In turns funny, inspiring, satirical and profound, "What You Will" is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Get your tickets on our website or at bit.ly/Descanso16th ...

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Buttery #yellow 'Julia Child' #roses are giving us a dose of sunshine in #flower form this #TranquilThursday. You can find these and more in the #RoseGarden near the Victorian Gazebo 🧈 #ExploreDescanso ...

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