Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge

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An urban retreat of year-round beauty only 14 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Visitors can enjoy renowned botanical collections including: a 20-acre camellia forest, a 5-acre international rose garden, a Japanese-style Garden and Tea House, California natives including an 1,100-tree Coast live oak forest, and a Lilac Garden. In addition, guests of all ages can enroll in a wide variety of classes and programs, hear great music at summer concerts and experience annual festivals that reflect the changing seasons. More than a park, botanical beauty, peace and quiet, year-'round!
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  • If you have a chance to visit Descanso Gardens, you will not be disappointed. It is so beautiful and relaxing. GO!  more »
  • This is our favorite destination to enjoy beautiful tulips in California. But today for us, it is one of the best open gardens for taking a pleasure walk during Coronavirus outbreak. With everything.....  more »
  • Pretty sure it's 10* cooler in the morning than the surrounding neighborhoods. Lots of shade. I got a pass because it's a perfect place to let my 2 year old run around and explore. She loves the turtle pond and the fish. I love the ancient forest and oak areas. They also have storytelling Tuesday mornings. Much cheaper than Huntington Garden and a lot more shade.
  • What a gem! Beautiful peaceful grounds with an abundance of seasonal plants and flowers. Several benches nestled within the garden create a private botanical utopia. Even the gift shop that is sprinkled with whimsical creations takes you to a magical serene place of wonder. This is an incredible natural escape worth a visit!

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