This delightful tribute to the horticultural magic of Southern California includes more than 600 varieties of camellia (these are best seen between the middle of February and early May, when there are around 34,000 of the plants in bloom) and some five acres of roses. There are also lilac, orchid, fern and California native plant areas, as well as a tea house donated by the Japanese-American community. The gardens host yoga classes amid the greenery.
|Venue name:||Descanso Gardens||Contact:|
1418 Descanso Dr
|Opening hours:||9am-5pm daily|
|Price:||$8; $6 seniors/students; $3 children (5-12); free under-5s. Free admission the third Tuesday of each month. Parking free.|
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Descanso is a beautiful garden that perfect for an afternoon stroll with friends or family. They through a fair amount of events too, so keep your eye out an excuse to sip wine in the garden. There are definitely mosquitos though, so be sure you come prepared!
For nine bucks, Descanso Gardens is a beautiful spot to spend an afternoon. The manicured gardens are the main attraction here, but I think its more rugged side sets it apart from some other gardens; venture around the little lake and the grounds give way to a very natural, wild hillside. Maybe bring some bug spray, though.
For the price, the convenient location and beautiful gardens - Great place to visit for a date, family and kids. Get there early to take a ride on the train! You'll love it.