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Descanso Gardens

Updated 04/28/2014

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Getting its name from the Spanish word for "rest," this lovely oasis is a truly tranquil setting, shaded by massive oak trees. Known for being a smaller, mellower version of the nearby Huntington, Descanso Gardens features denser foliage, quaint dirt paths, and some hilly climbs that can make for good exercise. It's the perfect place to come in search of wonderful scents—between the lilacs, the acres of roses, and the forest of California redwoods, pines, and junipers,

you can enjoy all sorts of fragrances. A forest of California live oak trees makes a dramatic backdrop for thousands of camellias, azaleas, and a breathtaking 5-acre International Rosarium holding 1,700 varieties of antique and modern roses. A small train ride draws families on weekends. There are also a child's train, a gift shop, and a café.

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Sight Information

Address:

1418 Descanso Dr., Los Angeles, California, 91011, USA

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Phone:

818-949–4200

Sight Details:

  • $8
  • Daily 9–5

Updated 04/28/2014

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