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

Spring continues to shine with #irises, crabapple, and bright pink trumpet tree blossoms adding a gorgeous tapestry of colors to the #RoseGarden 🌼 #ExploreDescanso ...

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Good #gosling morning 🐣 Descanso is a #habitat to many animals, including the cutest new members of this family of Canada geese (Branta canadensis). Thank you for giving them plenty of space as they explore the garden 🐥🐥 #ExploreDescanso ...

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It's cherry blossom time 🚨 The 'Akebono' and 'Beni Hoshi' #cherryblossoms burst into gorgeous bloom over the weekend in the #JapaneseGarden. Ephemeral and fleeting, you can enjoy these blooms for another week or so, weather-dependent 🌸 #ExploreDescanso ...

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This blooming #crabapple tree is picture-perfect in the #RoseGarden. Can't get enough of them? You can find more blooming on the Main Lawn 🌼 #ExploreDescanso ...

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