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Descanso Gardens

La Cañada Flintridge

Address: 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, 91011

One of the most beautiful places in Southern California – an oasis of beauty and peace located just 15 minutes north of Universal Studios, in La Cañada Flintridge.

This urban retreat offers a remarkable assortment of global plant specimens, separated by shaded walkways and well-manicured, allocated areas; a stunning 5-acre Rose Garden, authentic Kyoto-style Japanese Garden, Ancient Redwood Forest, Lilac Garden, Oak Grove, Camellia Forest, pond, lake, and much more – including a woodsy concert amphitheater that is just perfect for a peaceful backpack-lunch or sit-down snack.

The property’s labyrinth of scenic pathways deliver new discoveries at every corner, creating quite a blissful roller-coaster of immune-boosting emotions; meditative, restorative, inspirational, etc.

Entry is $15 for adults ($11 for seniors) and $5 for children above 5. Memberships / season passes begin at $70 (really worthwhile for locals). As of now, April 1st 2021, tickets must be purchased in advance and online via https://www.descansogardens.org/tickets/

The serenity Descanso Garden provides is truly ideal for anyone looking to explore nature’s Disneyland; i.e. children, painters, photographers, gardeners, stroller moms, bookworms, lovers, and more.

Scroll down to watch a video on Descanso Gardens, from KCET’s iconic TV show “Visiting with Huell Howser”.

For more information visit www.descansogardens.org.

These photos were taken February 2021. Click to enlarge.

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