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Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3102
+1 818-949-4200
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Loved this place!

Really enjoyed our visit. There are so many trails to choose from. You can get a work out or just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JoeyDog
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Fillmore, California
Always beautiful and changing

Beauty that’s constantly changing, yet always amazing. You can spend as little as an hour or all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chuck G
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Northridge, California, United States
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (53 reviews)
“rose garden” (44 reviews)
“boddy house” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3102
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+1 818-949-4200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit. There are so many trails to choose from. You can get a work out or just relax and stroll. Lots of places to sit down and lots of shade! Really enjoyed all the gardens. If I lived in the area I...More

Thank JoeyDog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beauty that’s constantly changing, yet always amazing. You can spend as little as an hour or all day there . Enjoy the pond , the gardens and the gift shop . There is an excellent plant selection for sale at the gift shop. Great place...More

Thank Chuck G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe we visited wrong time of the year? There's a tiny tulip garden, the rose garden is bared, we didn't see a single rose, the creeks are empty. Mostly big trees surround the garden (or more likely park). The Japanese garden is not much to...More

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely relaxed gardens with rambling paths. Smaller and maybe not as well designed or involved as other gardens but it was very inexpensive. It was still large enough and pretty enough to take up most of the day. Beautiful flowers. The free map they give...More

Thank Margie M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This garden is small and not interesting at all. A couple of tulips, nothing else was blooming (end of March). If you want to see a real garden, go to The Huntington.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We really liked this place. Very calm and peaceful. They have some very nice flowers. You can hang out and relax.

Thank Antho G
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This is an average garden that is good if you live near it or you have not much else to do. Probably better for moms with smaller children. Lots of fun winding paths, little bridges. An interesting tiny train track runs around the property. Tulips...More

Thank dallasmommy
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We've been to Descanso Gardens several times, and we are always amazed at the beauty of the horticultural exhibitions there. This time, the cherry blossoms were just starting to bloom and the tulips were in full flower. Many of the camillias were blossoming, also. A...More

Thank DonaldYokum
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We paid the senior rate of $6 each and walked the trails west of the entry. Tulips were blooming and trees were glorious. We we looped around to the camellia area and were astonished by the thousands of various wonderful mature shrubs and trees. The...More

Thank Kenneth R
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoy walking through the property...peaceful and beautiful. Only negative is someone foolishly gave a contact to Maple that does not require them to be open same hours as descanso. Such a disappointing waste of space. Might not renew membership based on this...an ice tea, glass...More

Thank JACB5
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bravestrong
19 October 2017|
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Response from k j | Reviewed this property |
Did you actually have a question about Descanso Gardens?
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lyndydance
10 April 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!
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Cortez4
14 December 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
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