Descanso Gardens is well known for Descanso Gardens Enchanted: Forest of Light, but there are many reasons to visit throughout the year! Starting in February, 2021, Descanso Gardens will celebrate all nature has to offer in the late winter/early spring with LA Blooms, taking a closer look at the flowers, plants and wildlife that call Descanso home during the season of renewal.
Current Descanso Gardens hours are 9am to 5pm. Last entry time for members is 4:30pm. There is ample free parking.
Descanso is open every day of the year with the exception of December 25.
This year Reflections at Descanso, a celebration of this world’s hopes and peace celebration replaced Descanso Gardens Enchanted: Forest of Light this year, due to COVID.
February at Descanso Gardens
Descanso will celebrate the queen of the winter flowers, the camellia, throughout February. Prized for their exquisite blooms, camellias are not only beautiful but have a wonderful story to tell. They will be highlighted all month with special installations that showcase their delicate beauty.
March Descanso Gardens
March will be all about the blooms! Not only will the cherry blossoms be in full regalia late February/early March, but the more than 30,000 tulip bulbs that are planted each year in the Promenade area will be producing a breathtaking assortment of tulips in different colors and varieties. The theme for March will also be Birds & Nests. Art displays throughout the Gardens and in the Center Circle will celebrate both.
“Visitors had to miss all of this spring splendor when the pandemic shut the Gardens down last March,” said Juliann Rooke, Executive Director, Descanso Gardens “but this year we’re thrilled that guests will be able to enjoy an explosion of color and beauty when our plants put on their annual show. We’re so excited to be celebrating the season together this coming year, gathering inspiration and strength from nature as we go into what will surely be a better year.”
In addition, April 9-11, 2021 will see the return of the ever-popular Tomatomania! The format may be a little different than Tomatomaniacs are used to, due to Covid, but event organizers assure audiences that it will be chock full of tomato and pepper seedlings as usual, in a socially-distanced environment.
Descanso Gardens hours are 9am-5pm daily. Advance ticketing is required and tickets can be purchased at descansogardens.org.
About Descanso Gardens
Founded as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Become a member and enjoy free admission and early entry year-round. Information: (818) 949-4200 or descansogardens.org.
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