Descanso Gardens walkway - from WikipediaTucked against the San Gabrial Mountains in Los Angeles County, this arboreal retreat from civilization is a treat for soar eyes.

The Gardens are spread out over 150 acres of hills, meadows, lakes, and streams.

The botanic collections are divided into distinct areas; some, like the Oak Forest, look like pristine woodland, while others like the Camellia Collection and Rose Garden are more landscaped.

The admission fee is about $15 for a single visit and around $80 for an annual membership. Descanso Gardens fountainIf you buy the single visit ticket and change your mind, you can apply the purchase fees toward a membership.

And there is a good chance you will change your mind. The collections are so vast and appealing that you will need multiple visits to see everything.

So what can you see and do at the gardens? Get a full list of gardens.

You can stroll through the rose garden, which boasts of a collection of 1600 roses from around the world.

Descanso Gardens You can hike through the Oak woodlands and forest, and you can admire the Camellia Collection.

When things go back to normal after Covid-19, you can ride the Enchanted Railroad through the park and visit the Boddy House.

You can also relax on benches throughout the park with great views of streams, waterfalls, and ponds with ducks.

Descanso Gardens also hosts several fun events for the whole family. One of the most anticipated events is the Enchanted Forest of Lights – which will return in 2021.

For tickets and membership, go here.

1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Ph. (818) 949-4200