Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge, 91011


1418 Descanso Drive
91011 La Canada Flintridge
United States
Phone: 8189524391

Descanso Gardens is an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. In 1953, Descanso founder E. Manchester Boddy preserved these 160 acres of gardens, woodlands and chaparral for future generations to experience the natural heritage and beauty of Southern California. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Descanso Gardens welcomes thousands of visitors annually, from local members to international travelers.

Facility Access Information

Wheelchair Parking Location: 
Main Parking Lot at front of entrace
Main Entrance: 
15-20 steps
Accessible Entrance: 
Outdoor entrance, curbs are ramped
Café / Restaurant: 
Café/Restaurant is wheelchair accessible
Wheelchairs Available: 
At Visitor's Center
Children’s Backpack Carriers: 
Accessible Restrooms: 
All restrooms are accessible
Accessible Restroom Location: 
Van de Kamp Complex, Sturt Haaga Gallery
Family/Unisex Restroom: 
Segways Allowed
Service Animals: 
Sitting Area Location: 
Available throughout the Gardens
Portable Chairs: 
Visitor's Center
Pre-Visit Information
Other Important Pre-Visit Information: 
Visitor Information Desk
The following items are available. Please ask for them at the information desk: 
Other Resources: 
Galleries and Exhibits
Tactile or Multisensory Exhibits: 
Audio Exhibits: 
Large-Print Materials: 
Tours and Scheduled Programs
Theaters, Auditoriums, Video Installations
Theaters and Auditoriums: 
RWC Locations: 
Video Installations: 
Soundstick Locations: 
Information about Programs and Upcoming Exhibits
You can find out about our regular and accessible programs from: 
To join our mailing list or receive a newsletter/access newsletter: 
Media showcasing programs available for visitors with disabilities: 
Media (You Tube) available for visitors participating in institutions online: