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Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3102
+1 818-949-4200
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Gret Place to Roam and Enjoy Beauty

I had not gone to Descanso Gardens for many, many years, but I had remembered the experience from... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2017
Lake Arrowhead, California
It's Winter Folks

It was a nice hike at probably the worst time of year. Not many blooms ... saw a lot of skeletons... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2017
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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%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3102
+1 818-949-4200

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Reviewed February 3, 2017

I had not gone to Descanso Gardens for many, many years, but I had remembered the experience from that long lost past and was delighted to see that the Gardens is still a great place to go. On a pleasant afternoon, we wandered the many...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

It was a nice hike at probably the worst time of year. Not many blooms ... saw a lot of skeletons; the arbors, bare trees, etc. $9 each ... and we'd do it again. The Mansion was quite amazing. We do want to go again,...More

Thank Sjfreedom
Reviewed January 10, 2017

After seeing the light garden at the Denver Botanical Gardens we were excited to go to this one thinking it would be somewhat the same experience. Not so. It was great fun for kids to run around through the trees and jump on lights. The...More

1  Thank Ann U
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

While,it's too late for this year book next year's Enchanted Forest This evening walk through the gardens is worth the 28 dollar price of admission to see the lights great for couples and for families with children

1  Thank Steven A
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We received tickets to the Enchanted Forest of Light and drove up from Orange County on a Saturday evening at 8:00. There is not nearly enough parking at Descanso Gardens and we ended parking on the street 3/4 of a mile away. The line to...More

1  Thank 65oski
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful display of beautiful lights. They did such a fantastic job I want to see the whole garden during the day. This is great for couples, kids and everyone in between. The only thing I would say they could improve on is the...More

Thank Wendya01
Reviewed January 6, 2017

This only runs for a short time in the winter. We visited in December at about 8pm and the tickets said "rain or shine", well it rained, awesome! But I feel it only added to our experience and made for some cool pictures. Bring good...More

Thank Cristina C
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Near Pasadena are the lovely Descanso Gardens. It's amazing how much beauty and botanical variety is available in such a small space without t all seeming crowded. Amidst the bustle of freeways, close housing, roaring traffic, this oasis surrounds you with peace. Though the rose...More

Thank AKT0707
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Visited in December and it was BEAUTIFUL! I loved the different lights and the decorations. It wasn't necessarily Christmas decorations, but more reds, blues and greens. There were different areas that showcased different activities. One of the areas you could step on circles in the...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

I was recently in Los Angeles for a few days, and was looking for something different to do. Stumbled upon this, and was so glad I went! Loved all the different light displays, and the interactive aspects as well. It was a perfect thing to...More

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October 19, 2017|
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Response from k j | Reviewed this property |
Did you actually have a question about Descanso Gardens?
April 10, 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!
December 14, 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