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Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3102
+1 818-949-4200
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Camillia’s in bloom

In January and February this is the place to be. Camillias extraordinaire. There must be thousands... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pasadena, California
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Thanksgiving Brunch & Gardens

If you are in LA over the Thanksgiving holiday I would highly recommend this for an alternative to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reno, Nevada
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Located 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, Descanso Gardens is a botanical garden and place of year-round natural beauty, with internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. Accredited by the American Association of Museums as a museum of living collections, Descanso Gardens welcomes 250,000 visitors annually. The principal collections include California native plants and oak woodlands; one of the largest concentration of camellia plants in the Western Hemisphere; a rose garden with specimens from all corners of the globe; and significant presentations of lilacs, maple trees, cherry trees and iris. It has been designated an International Camellia Garden of Excellence by the International Camellia Society.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3102
+1 818-949-4200

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In January and February this is the place to be. Camillias extraordinaire. There must be thousands of Camillias. And they are winter blooming flower. So many different shapes and styles and colors, it’s a beautiful way to spend the day wandering hundreds of acres of...More

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in LA over the Thanksgiving holiday I would highly recommend this for an alternative to cooking Thanksgiving dinner. The meal was well prepared and delicious and the setting is beautiful. After you have a lovely meal take a stroll through the gardens....More

Thank c-shell71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Descanso Gardens is a wonderful place for a group to gather and tour. It is very peaceful, has great history and an interesting art gallery. When trees and flowers are in bloom it would be even more spectacular.

Thank Johnsotr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly a beautiful and relaxing place to be. One does have to walk a bit to get around to see everything -but it's all in a tranquil area - non rushed. At times there's a train for the kids. There's Boddy House -...More

Thank Shoshana H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Descano Gardens is very pretty and on a hot day many of the trails are shaded. We've seen it during rose bloom and camellia bloom when it was amazing. We love to visit gardens and are often in Pasadena where our daughter is at school....More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We have been to a few neighborhoods to see the Christmas lights but Enchanted at the Descanso Gardens was amazing! The tickets are a bit pricey but there isn’t a crowd like there is at the neighborhood light displays. There are a few snack bars...More

Thank Trish K
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We were visiting my sister and brother in law and they told us about this Holiday light show. We went and it was awesome. There were 10 different areas to look at and interact with. If I'm in California next year, I will for sure...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Fabulous evening walking tour of the lights and interactive light displays:-) So beautiful and well worth the $30 price for the ticket.

Thank Live2trade
Reviewed 5 January 2018

NOT TO BE MISSED if you are in LaLa Land during the holiday time! Talk about magic. Descanso Garden Holiday light show is such brilliant way to showcase the nature of forest with it's splendid glory... allow you to see the nature with a magical...More

Thank SheenaGao
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The gardens were alight with 10 different areas showcasing various thems. Well worth a visit. Great fun for children with interactive exhibits.

Thank AllanMason
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20 October 2017|
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Response from k j | Reviewed this property |
Did you actually have a question about Descanso Gardens?
11 April 2017|
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Response from Somer S | Property representative |
Hi Lyndy, Because we are a botanical garden and museum (not a park), the only dogs allowed in the Gardens are those who are service dogs as defined by the ADA. Pets must stay home. Thanks!
15 December 2016|
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Response from Eric G | Reviewed this property |
Admission •General $9 •Seniors 65 and over/Students with ID $6 •Children (5 to 12 years) $4 •Descanso members and children under 5 are free