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Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens

Garden, Gift Shop, and Art Gallery
La Cañada Flintridge
  • Mike H.
    "Went in early June still alot in bloom, absolutely an amazing place."(3 Tips)
    Daniel K.
    "Check out the duck pond on the far side of the rose garden."(2 Tips)
    "its huge camellia collection"(2 Tips)
    "You'll need it when you're half way to the Boddy House."(2 Tips)
38 Tips and reviews
  • flowers
  • gardens
  • roses
  • camellia collection
  • bloom
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  • Eren V.
    All the plants
  • Thirsty J.
    Flowers, trees, birds and Intelligentsia mocha blended coffee!
  • Wendy D.
    Wendy DixonJanuary 5
    Been here 25+ times
    The ambiance, angus burgers and great for taking a stroll 🚶
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle Arnaiz-Dela RosaJuly 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Took my son here to see the place and we ended up becoming members. It is absolutely worth it to be members especially if you have children. It's a place where they can run around and enjoy nature.
  • Dorothy J.
    Dorothy Jean ChangJanuary 1, 2016
    You'll enjoy it more if you absorb the original 1957 mission statement (as posted in the Boddy house)
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Forrest
    ForrestNovember 8, 2015
    Take a long evening walk around these beautiful gardens.
  • Katharine S.
    Katharine SykesSeptember 6, 2015
    amazing scenery, great place to bring family and friends!
  • Sam L.
    Sam LeeJuly 29, 2015
    Japanese style garden is very beautiful.
  • Josh B.
    Josh BrennanJuly 4, 2015
    I love how it's literally in the neighborhood, it would just be a 10 min walk for me, but when we drive it's only a 3 minutes! Such a beautiful place, don't forget to buy tickets for the mini train!!
  • Alison T.
    Alison ToshimaSeptember 29, 2013
    Dont expect too much to be in bloom if you come in the fall :/
  • Claudia L.
    Claudia LewisAugust 8, 2013
    Was really beautiful.. Make sure u wear good walking shoes!!
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 1, 2013
    Relax & explore.
  • Gary A.
    Gary AmmiratiJuly 6, 2013
  • Mary S.
    We were told to come in late march/early April to see most of the plants in bloom.
  • Baby S.
    Baby SmithMay 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    one of my favorite shady places to walk on hot days.
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin ReelfsMarch 25, 2013
    Get here early... lines form quickly.
  • Geoff Y.
    Geoff YaleSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    it's my 2 lil kids backyard
    Daytrippen.comSeptember 7, 2012
    At one time, the property belonged to newspaper magnate E. Manchester Boddy who owned the Los Angeles Daily News. Because of his love for plants, he operated a garden at the location. Read more
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KillamAugust 19, 2012
    Check out the duck pond on the far side of the rose garden.
  • M.
    M.May 23, 2012
    Stop and smell the lilacs and roses.
  • Melani D.
    Melani DeytoMay 6, 2012
    Really nice gift shop full of botanical delights!
  • Sarah Y.
    Sarah YapelliApril 27, 2012
    Opens earlier for members!
  • zZxYz
    zZxYzDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here in the Fall
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesJuly 14, 2011
    Relax & recharge @DescansoGardens where you'll find 160 acres of cultivated & natural beauty -
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJuly 5, 2011
    Did you know? The gardens are home to the largest camellia collection in North America, with more than 34,000 plants. They were first planted by E. Manchester Boddy, who built his estate here in 1937. Read more
  • Mike H.
    Mike H.June 12, 2011
    Went in early June still alot in bloom, absolutely an amazing place.
  • John B.
    John BeckmanFebruary 24, 2011
    Check out the Japanese Gardens when they are having a tea ceremony.
    USA TODAYNovember 22, 2010
    It’s famous for its huge camellia collection: over 700 species of camellias & some more than 20 ft tall. For young visitors, a ride on Descanso Gardens Enchanted Railway is the highlight. Read more
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MetzgerAugust 29, 2010
    Not a great place to visit in the summer. Everything is pretty dead. But I imagine it is absolutely stunning in the spring.
  • Kat J.
    Kat J.August 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Megan is the best wedding coordinator make sure u ask for her
  • Susan W.
    Susan WiensJuly 18, 2010
    go for the music that is free on Thursdays at 5:30 pm
  • Steve R.
    Steve RamirezMay 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Bring your camera, you'll take lots of photos. In addition, there are lots of benches to sit and enjoy the Garden.
  • Bean
    BeanJanuary 3, 2010
    Grab a water at the front gate. You'll need it when you're half way to the Boddy House. Great place to let kids run free. Go after Noon to capture the "golden hour" for the best photos.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethDecember 22, 2009
    Find a quiet spot, and start reading. Best day ever. Come on a free day, even better. Usually it's six bucks, which isn't bad considering you'd otherwise be getting a latte for similar price.
  • Reggie H.
    Reggie HammondDecember 4, 2009
    Walk to the Bird Observation Station where hundreds of bird species have been viewed. My favorite are the Canadian geese, ducks and turtles. It's next to the rose garden. Don't miss the camelias!!
  • iriggs
    iriggsOctober 3, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Ride the miniature train around the garden.
  • Anna T.
    Anna TerentievaSeptember 22, 2015
    Очень приятное место.
  • Alexander P.
    Alexander PetrovOctober 5, 2013
    Фигня, только с детьми гулять
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