- Descanso Gardens, in La Canada Flintridge, is home to several specific garden areas.
- Oak Woodland: A mix of woodland, meadow and chaparral plants.
- Rose Garden: 5 acres containing over 3,000 roses, many of them historic and award winners.
- Japanese Garden: A blend of tea gardens, strolling gardens and zen gardens.
- Oak Forest: This garden of Coast Live Oaks is the remainder of the original forest in the area. Many of the oaks are centuries old.
- Nature’s Table: An edible garden filled with fruit trees, seasonal vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.
- Camellia Collection: North America’s largest Camellia collection
- Lilac Garden: Over 400 lilacs of 250 different types.
Descanso Gardens is celebrating Earth Day with a Festival: April 25th and 26th.
- JANUARY: Camellias, cherry trees and winter annuals
- FEBRUARY: Camellias, magnolias, cherry trees and daffodils
- MARCH: Tulips, camellias, irises, lilacs, cherry trees, clivia and daffodils
- APRIL: Azaleas, camellias, irises, lilacs, native plants and wildflowers and wisteria
- MAY: Roses, azaleas, camellias, irises, wildflowers and California natives
- JUNE: Modern and heritage roses and summer annuals
- JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER: Roses, summer annuals and perennials, crape myrtle, and cassia
- OCTOBER: Sasanqua camellias, roses and fall foliage
- NOVEMBER: Camellias, toyon berries, annuals, gingko and fall foliage
- DECEMBER: Camellias, toyon berries, annuals and ginkgo.
Hours Descanso Gardens is open daily except for Christmas. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm (last entry is 4:30 pm). There is ample free parking. The Boddy House is open daily except Mondays from 10 am to 4 pm The Sturt Haaga Gallery is open daily except Mondays from 10 am to 4 pm when an exhibition is on view. The gallery presents three 10-week exhibits per year.