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Descanso Gardens

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Always a treat to visit the gardens and take a nice walk

My wife and I stopped by on a Friday (Jan 11) morning to check out the flowers but we were a week... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donald F
Magical Christmas Lights

We went here with son and his family. Two granddaughters loved it. It truly is a magical experience... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks 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...more
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1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3102
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped by on a Friday (Jan 11) morning to check out the flowers but we were a week to early according to the staff. Better to go after the rain storms due this week. We walked around anyway and was surprised...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with son and his family. Two granddaughters loved it. It truly is a magical experience and so much more enjoyable with children. But, the child within will enjoy it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eurmilmin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been to Descanso Gardens, my niece posted Enchanted Garden photos and we decided to make the drive. It was well worth it. The facility is organized and sell time slot tickets which allows for being able to take you time and really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kingz00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lights were beautiful that we were able to see. The last sections of the garden had a power outage so we couldn’t see them. The staff was helpful and offered return tickets for those who could reschedule and worked with others who couldn’t. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my son's favorite places on Earth. It has a very meditative and recharging feel to it. I got him a membership that he keeps renewing. This time we went to the Enchanted garden light show at night that was most amazing....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was supposed to be a magical night out with a large group for a Christmas party. The lights were ok. What was really disappointing was there was no Christmas music but what sounded like spa music. We walked through it in 30 minutes as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sandyc314
Reviewed December 19, 2018

The night time exhibition and light show is terrific. It is a great outing for families, especially with young kids. The lights, tress are really well done because of the natural beauty of the exhibits. Great for young and old

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jclayind
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Advance purchase of your tickets is required for entry into the gardens. On your ticket, you will be given an entrance time to arrive, plan ahead because there will be long lines. Things to bring: light stick and or glow sticks. Wear comfortable clothes, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KoreanConven
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This review is only for the Enchanted Forest of Lights; which is a special evening attraction at the gardens that currently only happens during the winter holiday season from late November to early January. I attended this show with high hopes in search of some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LAExplorer69
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The mile long walk with lights illuminating the path and nestled into the foliage and trees was spectacular. It is perfect for children and adults. The wiskey bar was a plus for two adult couples especially since it was cold and raining but it did...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 27, 2018|
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Response from JohnMacMurray | Reviewed this property |
The Gardens is in a largely residential area, so eating places are not close. Only advice I can offer is to check Yellow Pages for something that looks good.
July 21, 2018|
Response from anthogx | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it is pretty hot. Make sure to go early.
October 19, 2017|
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Response from k j | Reviewed this property |
Did you actually have a question about Descanso Gardens?