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Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3102
+1 818-949-4200
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Relaxing day

This is an easy place to spend a half day or just to drop in. The grounds are beautifully... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, CA
July is the wrong time of the year

Visited in July This is a garden that specializes in Camellias should be visited during the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3102
+1 818-949-4200

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy place to spend a half day or just to drop in. The grounds are beautifully maintained with walking paths, ponds, waterfalls, wonderful landscaping and a home that serves as a museum/artist gallery. They have a great gift shop and a lunch...More

Thank mnkbrown
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in July This is a garden that specializes in Camellias should be visited during the late winter. Otherwise there is not much to keep things interesting. I find they do not water enough to keep plants healthy In february I am sure my review...More

Thank ArizonaTraveler56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were so many plants, flowers, and trees to see, along with a waterfall and ponds that had turtles! We found some small trails near the back, which made exploring the grounds a lot more fun! Make sure to grab a map when you walk...More

Thank Mishelle719
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We Loved walking in the gardens. There is so much to see including plants, flowers, trees and numerous water features. We also saw deer and a squirrel. It's calming and quiet. If you are looking for beauty and tranquility in the midst of bust L.A....More

Thank Bonnie V
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is a unique garden set amongst a nice housing tract. Lots of plants to see as well as taking in a tour of the The Boddy House on the premises. Paved trails with lots of off paved trails as well. We went early 9:30...More

Thank Lynette51
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A lovely garden, set in a residential neighborhood in La Canada, just north of Downtown Los Angeles. It has a lovely Japanese teahouse, rolling hills with views, nature (deers may be seen in the early morning hours) and a huge pond containing turtles, fish and...More

Thank DJinLC
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Spent 2-3 hours walking the grounds and toured the house/museum. Really peaceful and beautiful. Forests, ponds, flowers. Worth a visit!

Thank redjeepps
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

One could walk here for an hour (we just did) and never see the same lovely plants. Huge, easy strolling, some cafe food (didn't sample) and nice gift shop. Will come here again. Cost today was $6 for seniors, $10 for others, with small ones...More

Thank rockdocker
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Looked for something out of the ordinary and found it. Beautifully kept gardens, roses were in full bloom and were wonderful. Little train for the kids to ride. A lily pond with frogs and fish and turtles! Areas to sit and picnic. A lovely cafe,...More

Thank Momma L
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The gardens are beautiful and well maintained, however give an natural feel, not formal. The rose gardens are amazing. ,

Thank Charlie B
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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