Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Descanso Gardens

The Descanso Gardens, located in La Canada Flintridge, California, is a lovely place to visit if you are ever in southern California.  It covers 160 acres, and was founded in 1953 by newspaper magnate, E. Manchester Boddy, who owed the Los Angeles Daily News.

Descanso Gardens is known as the "garden of gardens."  There are several beautiful gardens on the property, including a Japanese garden, a rose garden, a lilac garden, and a California Native Garden.  Vistors can also ride the Enchanted Railroad, which is a replica of a diesel train that takes visitors around a section of the garden.

The garden is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission for adults is $8.00.  Children are $6.00. 


  1. Beautiful garden -dense trees over water and sitting on a bench under a canopy of greens.

  2. The train is an added bonus. How cool is that?

  3. It looks nice but also like there would be a lot of bugs.

    1. I didn't have any problem with bugs when I was there.