• 1418 Descanso Dr.
  • La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
  • T: 818-949-4290

Botanical Gardens

Descanso Gardens is an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. Located on 160 acres, Descanso Gardens features forests, streams, a lake, a bird sanctuary, and a miniature passenger train highlighted by 80 acres of colorful flowers, including camellias, lilacs, and roses. More→


Guided walks are offered on most weekends, they are free with admission, call ahead of time to ensure there will be a tour during your visit. Alternatively, group and tram tours can be arranged in advance for groups of 25 or more. Details→

The Boddy House

E. Manchester Boddy, newspaper magnate and founder of Descanso Gardens, built his home on-site in the 1930s, today the glamorous Hollywood Regency style home operates as a house museum. More→

Sturt Haaga Gallery

Mr. Boddy’s former garage was transformed into a sexy modern art gallery where visitors can view rotating exhibits throughout the year. More→

Gift Shop→

Descanso Cafe→

Events Calendar→

There’s Always Something in Bloom


Camellias, cherry trees and winter annuals


Camellias, magnolias, cherry trees and daffodils


Tulips, camellias, irises, lilacs, cherry trees, clivia and daffodils


Azaleas, camellias, irises, lilacs, native plants and wildflowers, and wisteria


Roses, azaleas, camellias, irises, wildflowers and California natives


Modern and heritage roses, and summer annuals

July, August and September

Roses, summer annuals and perennials, crape myrtle, and cassia


Sasanqua camellias, roses and fall foliage


Camellias, toyon berries, annuals, ginkgo and fall foliage


Camellias, toyon berries, annuals and ginkgo.

Special Events

Garden Weddings→

Meetings and Retreats→

Photo Shoots→

Film Locations→

Outdoor Banquet Rooms

Main Lawn: 500 guests
Oak Grove: 300 guests
Rose Garden, Oak Stage: 200 guests
Rose Pavilion: 180 guests
Magnolia Lawn: 150 guests
Japanese Garden: 25 guests
Boddy House Lawn or Terrace: 110 guests

Indoor Banquet Rooms

Van de Kamp Hall: 180 guests
Birch Room: 30 guests
Maple Room: 30 guests

Special Events Contact

+1 (818) 949-4291


Catering Contact

Patina Restaurant Services and Events

+1 (213) 864-2241