Descanso Gardens will once again be filled with pumpkin-themed family fun this Halloween season as the popular Carved event returns. Descanso Gardens’ unique take on Halloween returns October 6 – 29, 2023. This year’s event features exciting new displays and experiences.
Carved Returns With Pumpkin-Filled Family Fun to Descanso Gardens
Carved is a family-friendly event that has quickly become a Halloween season tradition for Los Angeles families. The annual event takes place in Descanso Gardens for the month of October. The gardens take on a whole new look as thousands of carved pumpkins will line the walkways after dark. In addition to creative jack o’ lanterns, the event features unique art installations, fall food offerings, and more.
New For Carved 2023
For 2023 Carved features a new route and locations in the gardens and even more pumpkin-themed fun! Besides the luminous jack-o’-lanterns, visitors will come across fallen tree sculptures and whimsical installations, including Tom&Lien Dekyvere’s glow-in-the-dark Rhizome installation in the Rose Garden Labyrinth and giant carved pumpkins under the Rose Pavilion.
This year’s event also features and expanded Día de los Muertos ofrenda altar where visitors can take a quiet moment to remember loved ones.
In addition to the new features, Carved favorites like the Pumpkin House and hay maze will return. You can also enjoy delicious fall-themed food and drinks as you stroll through the garden.
Ticket and Event Info
Carved is a ticketed timed-entry event and must be reserved in advance. Descanso Gardens members have exclusive access to tickets starting Aug. 23 at 10 am. General admission sales open on Sep. 6 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased at descansogardens.org.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Members: $30-$40
- Non-members: $35-$45
- Members: $20-$25
- Non-members: $25-$30
Children under 2 are admitted free of charge.
About Descanso Gardens
Founded as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. Descanso Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends during the summer. Admission is $15 for adults; $11 for seniors and students with a school I.D.; $5 for children 5 to 12, and free for children under 5.
Descanso Gardens is a member-supported garden accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and the National Register of Historic Places. Join Descanso Gardens and enjoy free admission and early entry year-round. Information: (818) 949-4200 or descansogardens.org.