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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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Lovely for everyone!

These beautiful gardens offer beautiful strolling paths, a Japanese tea garden, ponds, garden maze, mini train ride for young and young at heart. Events often in outdoor theatre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Cotati, California

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Cotati, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

These beautiful gardens offer beautiful strolling paths, a Japanese tea garden, ponds, garden maze, mini train ride for young and young at heart. Events often in outdoor theatre space. Lots of good vibes and pleasant spaces to cool off when the heat settles on SoCal. Decent but limited food. Good gift shop with nature theme gifts. This seems to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Definitely a place to check out, it's a beautiful garden with cheap admission. The rose arch is nice you can smell the roses. Lots of walking. Big trees, beautiful Camilla in many colors. The mansion is a must see. What a beautiful kitchen! So many things to see!

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Flushing, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My mom and I visited Descanso gardens for several hours this past week. It was quiet and so peaceful. If you can appreciate flowers and nature, you will like this place. We saw dragonflies land on lily pads and hummingbirds frolic(do hummingbirds actually do this??) in the Japanese Gardens. It wasn't huge or exciting, but the roses were amazing in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
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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west hills, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Descanso Gardens

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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