Descanso Gardens

A 150-acre urban retreat featuring nine different garden areas, including a five-acre Rose Garden, Japanese Garden with koi-filled stream, an Ancient Forest with plants from the days of dinosaurs, and more.

Take a ride on the Enchanted Railroad, a 1/8th-scale replica of a diesel train, explore the historical Boddy House, and see exhibits at the Sturt Haaga Gallery.

Family events and workshops are scheduled throughout the year, plus school tours and memberships are offered. Admission is free every third Tuesday of each month. Advanced tickets are required and are released on the first day of each month. More details here.

KG Tip: Carved is a family-friendly event for all ages from October 6-29, 2023, featuring hundreds of carved pumpkins, luminous jack-o’- lanterns, fall foliage, and whimsical displays lining the Camellia Forest. Enchanted Forest of Light returns November 19 – January 7, 2024, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens.



Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-4200

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