Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge

Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge

Having lived in Southern California my entire life, I’ve been to many of the museums, parks, gardens and other attractions in the area. When I was growing up, we often planned family outings for Saturdays when my Dad was able to join in on the fun. There’s so much to do here that there are some spots that I haven’t been back to in years.

Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge

Descanso Gardens is in La Canada Flintridge. It’s northeast of Los Angeles and near Pasadena, the home of the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade. It’s a nice place to spend a few hours.

I was there for #FreeMuseumDay. It was nice to get in for free, but the prices are reasonable on other days and it would probably be less crowded. Adult admission is $9. Seniors, students and children get in for less.

Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge

There are walking paths throughout the property. Some are paved and easily accessible for all. There are some dirt paths that are well maintained. You can stick to the flat areas or get more exercise. Either way, the gardens are beautiful.


Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge

This time of year, there were some flowers blooming. When Winter is over and Spring arrives, there will be more colorful displays. I saw camellias, daffodils and other pretty flowers. Spring visitors can see cherry blossoms, tulips, magnolias and wildflowers.

Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge

My favorite section was the Ancient Forest. I loved walking through the forest with redwood trees towering above me. I also liked the Japanese Gardens that included water features with koi.

The Descanso Cafe is nice for snacks or a meal. There is also a gift shop. There are special events throughout the year.

Have you ever been to Descanso Gardens?

Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge

25 comments for “Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge

  1. February 7, 2017 at 12:14 am

    this is amazing I want to visit here

  2. christina moore
    February 7, 2017 at 6:47 am

    This is so pretty, thank you for sharing

  3. vickie couturier
    February 7, 2017 at 6:53 am

    what a beautiful peaceful place

  4. Mia
    February 7, 2017 at 9:23 am

    The ancient forest looks spectacular. I find places like this to be so relaxing.

  5. Barrie
    February 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    amazing photos! So much to look at and a great place to explore. I imagine you’d feel peaceful and so small.

  6. Jill Hanson
    February 7, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    It looks like a beautiful place to visit, thank you for sharing all the photos

  7. Jeffrey
    February 7, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Such a lovely looking place to visit.

  8. Joan Elliott
    February 8, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    What a gorgeous museum. Would love to visit here. Looks so peaceful!!

  9. Tonya Tipton
    February 9, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Love your photos, seems like a very peaceful place, wish I was there right now.

  10. Angela Ingles
    February 9, 2017 at 7:55 am

    I would love to visit. This looks gorgeous!

  11. Nancy
    February 9, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    This looks like a lovely place to visit!

  12. mrsshukra
    February 9, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    I like your photo collage!

  13. ann hengst
    February 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    This is a place that I would enjoy visiting with the flowers and all

  14. sheila ressel
    February 12, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Such a pretty place. I love visiting gardens to get ideas for my own yard.

  15. Shelley P
    February 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    It looks so peaceful and relaxing! I could spend the whole day there enjoying all the beauty. It’s also a great place for taking beautiful pictures :)

  16. Saki AB
    February 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    What a lovely place to visit!

  17. February 19, 2017 at 10:26 am

    This looks like such a beautiful place to visit and relax. I am sure with all the varieties of plant and tree life it’s also very educational. I can only imagine the sounds in the Japanese gardens, running water and colorful koi. Not much like this where I live, a nice arboretum but this looks huge. Only nature can create this beauty.

  18. Mary Mac
    February 23, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Beautiful Garden. Wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

  19. Wendy McBride
    February 27, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I would love to check it out in person! Looks so peaceful and serene there!

  20. Amy Green
    March 3, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    That location looks just gorgeous. The appeal of a gift shop aside, I love the expansiveness of the grounds. My mom and are sure to really appreciate the gardens. It’s so cool. You could make an entire day out of your visit.

  21. Jeffrey
    March 8, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    This is a place I would like to visit one day.

  22. Charlene Underhill
    March 30, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Beautiful there!

  23. ann
    March 30, 2017 at 10:23 am

    I love flowers. This is a place that I would enjoy visiting some day -thanks

  24. Doris Ludden
    April 8, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. I want to visit!!!! :)

  25. Maryann D.
    April 20, 2017 at 6:47 am

    I would be so happy to visit Descanso Gardens. It seems like a lovely and peaceful place to see.

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