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Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
818-952-4401
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Type: Gardens
Description: These gardens, the speciality of which is camellias, have been expanding since their inception in the 1930s.
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Scotland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Having lived in Europe and now in LA, I have missed these flowers. What a lovely surprise to see these in a place where one can enjoy a relaxing walk away from the hustle of the city. I enjoyed the walk and seeing camelias in bloom too. The blue wisteria in the front is a sight for lovers of flower... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My friend and I walk about 4-5 times a week at Descanso Gardens so we can get our work-out and watch the flowers grow:) The tulips and lilacs in spring and roses in summer are always a welcome sight. Any time of year can bring a smile to your face as there are so many little areas to enjoy from... More

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Los Angeles
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

HIdden away in La Canada/Flintridge is a oasis from the city with a beautiful set of gardens. Wandering through the property took me back to my formative years in Pennsylvania when the "woods" were right out my back door. A relaxing spot that doesn't feel commercial or overcrowded (though I am sure that at certain times of the year, the... More

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Liberty Lake, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a delight!!! Around every corner there are native plants and flowers filling every sensation. I spent much of my childhood at Descanso Gardens (the 1960's) watching the development of the planning. Now, in my 60's, there are very warm memories and tons of botanical information. Do not miss this beauty.......

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Just 20 minutes from downtown L.A. (with no traffic, that is!), is a beautiful 160 acre botanical garden called Descanso Gardens ("descanso" is Spanish for "rest" and it is certainly restful here). If you want instant serenity, this is the place to come. There is a Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Camillia collection, Lilac Garden, California Natives Garden & Oak tree... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I took my family there on a Sunday outing. My granddaughter loved the train ride. The grounds are well-kept, natural and beautiful to behold. The place just emanates peacefulness. My favorite flower is the Lilac and Descanso has a lilac grove, in addition to many other seasonal flowers, including the cherry blossoms at this time of year.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I was with a group but found it nice to be able to stroll through the garden(s) by myself. Very good camelia collection and enough with name tags if you want to plant your own. Nice tour of the ranch house of the family that originally owned that plot of land now owned by the LA Recreation Department I think... More

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North Hills
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It's been a while since I visited Descanso Gardens, so yesterday I took some "me" time and wandered around a portion of the gardens taking in all its beauty. I particularly liked the Japanese Garden, but there is so much more to see. Plan on spending at least a few hours there, but you'll probably need a return visit to... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This garden is a lovely place for any tree lover or camellia lover. I loved walking amongst the old trees some are over 400 years old. The roses date back to the late 1940's. The camellia plants are also old but mass produce flowers. I drove from Long Beach and be sure to know Verdungo and you want to take... More

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Los Angeles, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

QUICK FACTS: Admission Required (Prices as of Dec 2013): ========================= General $9 Seniors (65+) $6 Students (with ID) $6 Children (5-12) $4 Children (4 and under) FREE If you are a member, ($70 annually for 2 people) then admission is free (you also receive free admission to other gardens including the Arboretum in Arcadia) Descanoso Gardens sits on 150 acres.... More

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