Descanso Gardens | California Photo Spot

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Descanso Gardens-Photo by Matthew Dillon
Descanso Gardens-Photo by Matthew Dillon

Descanso Gardens features 150 acres of vibrant botanical life including native Southern California flora as well as exotic plants cultivated to thrive here. Within Descanso Gardens, you will find sections that are artfully pruned and dedicated to reflections of nature, such as a flourishing collection of Camellia flowers, Japanese gardens, a wishing tree, rose gardens, an ancient forest, and an oak forest. You will also spot wildlife meandering through many parts of this tamed wilderness. The Boddy House is located on the edge of the Descanso Gardens grounds, and visitors can tour this historic mansion to get a realistic glimpse of how high society lived in the early 1900s. There is an admission fee to access the gardens. All professional, portrait and/or special event photography requires a permit from the gardens. (La Cañada Flintridge, California, USA)