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Descanso Gardens

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Address: 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
Phone Number: +1 818-949-4200
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Description: Located 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, Descanso Gardens is a...
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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A wonderful place to visit!

I've been here during the fall and in the summer and can't wait to check it out during the Spring next year. It is a lovely place to meander.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Michelle P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been here during the fall and in the summer and can't wait to check it out during the Spring next year. It is a lovely place to meander.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Visited here on Memorial day weekend but, most of the blooms in the rose garden had faded and weren't that many flowers in bloom overall except for one small part of the gardens. Better to come in February for the spectacular camellia blooms or in early May when the roses start blooming and the wildflowers are still showing off. For... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place is off the beaten path, it was once the estate of a publishing magnate who unsuccessfully ran for California Senator. The grounds are spread out. Some plants are labeled and others not. Not much was in bloom here so the roses were disappointing. I also found some of the plantings to be sparsely spaced and not what I... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We spent the most of our visit in the Rose garden area. It was so pretty to see the different colors of roses and other flowers from all over the world. It was like we had escaped to a peaceful flower world; with all our worries and stresses behind us. There were lots of benches and sitting areas throughout the... More 

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Isla de ometepe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If you want to get away from the madness for a few hours without driving out of your way, spend some time here. Descanso Gardens is an oasis in the concrete jungle that soothes and lifts the spirit. The eats here are not bad here either. Patina, baby!!!

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La Canada Flintridge, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Descanso gardens is a beautiful place to walk and enjoy the plants and flowers. They are always changing the flower beds so there is always something new to see. During the week it is very peaceful and a nice place to walk with a friend.

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La Crescenta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Descanso Gardens is a absolute gem for the visitor. It is serene, and has an abundance of trees and plants to delight all ages. Descanso has a very professional and friendly staff to answer all questions. The visit is well worth the small entrance fee.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Once a month Descanso Gardens provides a free day that allows everyone, including non-members, an opportunity to come in and walk the grounds. This was how I was introduced to the interior of this primarily botanical reserve. The place is very peaceful for strolling and contemplation, but the keepers have everything timed so that whenever you visit, something different is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I always have enjoyed coming to Descanso Gardens, I have to say that yesterday it was the first time with a baby and unfortunately they don´t have a place where to change diapers besides the really dirty (water liking) stinky bathrooms by the restaurant, really disappointed.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I love the rose gardens! It is a lovely setting and the Japanese tea house is wonderful. Many couples have used this location for their wedding.

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Additional Information about Descanso Gardens

Address: Address: 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
Phone Number: +1 818-949-4200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Canada Flintridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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