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Descanso Gardens - Things to Know Before Visiting

1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011, USA

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About Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens is a 150-acre botanical garden located in La Cañada Flintridge. It features a wide area, mostly forested, with artificial streams, ponds, and lawns. Descanso Gardens has a wide collection of fruit trees, including orange, peach, pear, pomegranate, crabapple, fruits of the genus prunus, grapes, and passionfruit.

Attractions Near Descanso Gardens

Rose Bowl Stadium
Rose Bowl Stadium6km from Descanso Gardens

The Rose Bowl is an American outdoor athletic stadium, located in Pasadena, California, a northeast suburb of Los Angeles. At a modern capacity of an all-seated configuration at 92,542, the Rose Bowl is the 16th-largest stadium in the world, the 11th-largest stadium in the United States, and the 10th-largest NCAA stadium. The stadium is 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Kidspace Children's Museum
Kidspace Children's Museum6.72km from Descanso Gardens

Kidspace Children's Museum is a children's museum in Pasadena, California. It offers more than 40 hands-on exhibits, in addition to outdoor spaces, programs, and activities, which are designed to encourage a child's growth and development through exploration of the environment, investigation in science, and artistic expression.

The Gamble House
The Gamble House7.21km from Descanso Gardens

The Gamble House is an iconic American Craftsman home in Pasadena, California, designed by the architectural firm Greene and Greene. It is is the finest example of early 20th-century Craftsman architecture. It is preserved with all of its original furnishings which were also designed by the architects. It is today a National Historic Landmark, a California Historical Landmark, and open to the public for tours and events.

Norton Simon Museum
Norton Simon Museum7.77km from Descanso Gardens

This majestic museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, also occupies an important place in the Museum's collections. The Museum houses more than 12,000 objects, roughly 1,000 of which are on view in the galleries and gardens.

Autry Museum of the American West
Autry Museum of the American West8.63km from Descanso Gardens

Dedicated to exploring an inclusive history of the American West. The museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music, and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach.

Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo8.85km from Descanso Gardens

A 133-acre (54 ha) zoo founded in 1966. Major attractions include botanical gardens, Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains, Gorilla Reserve, and Elephants.

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