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Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3102
+1 818-949-4200
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Beautiful Rose Garden

Great garden, clean and beautiful. We had lunch at their cafe. Food was great and price reasonable... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hello2you_10
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LA
via mobile
Marvelous Hidden Gem of a Garden

This 36,000 acre refuge in Glendale offers some of the best gardens in Southern California... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barry R
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New York City, New York
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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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“japanese garden” (56 reviews)
“rose garden” (46 reviews)
“boddy house” (43 reviews)
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1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3102
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great garden, clean and beautiful. We had lunch at their cafe. Food was great and price reasonable. Nice people. Also they have a store that you can buy cute little gifts. Hundreds camellia trees! I was so lucky to see a beautiful deer there.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This 36,000 acre refuge in Glendale offers some of the best gardens in Southern California. Inexpensive to enter, free parking, it is totally afforable on most budgets. Much is devoted to children and garden lovers as well as concerts and other cultural events on the...More

Thank Barry R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t need to worry you will walk too much. It’s not too big garden, but have so many plants and flowers you never see before. So many flowers bloom in April and May now. It only takes about two hours to walk if you don’t...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would like to go back again! Been a resident of the Greater LA area for more than a decade and finally went the other day. Good place to come for a quick, easy escape and was a very relaxing/soothing experience. We were there for about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area, I highly recommend a trip to Descanso Gardens. It truly is a hidden gem. Really beautiful gardens with many hidden areas that are great to sit and read or sketch. There are also open areas where the kids can...More

Thank Julie T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh so beautifu to see. Love the cherry blossoms. They’re everywhere at Descanso Gardens right now. It’s always a relaxing day just to walk around and take pictures of spring bloom. A little trail hike can be added to the scenic walk through the garden....More

Thank mscanastra
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large garden in LA created by the Boddy Family now owned by the city. Admission is $9 for adults with senior (over 65), student, and military discounts. Plan to spend 2+ hours here, although you could see the major attractions near the entrance in less...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 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 9 April 2018

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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bravestrong
20 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
11 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
15 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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