Bunny sightings, a hammy tortoise, and too much fun with photosynth were a few of the highlights from my recent trip to the Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. A mere $8 buys you access to a mother's horticultural dreamland. Since it's Spring, you'll find roses, lilacs, camellias and irises in full bloom.
the lilac garden
Brad and I spent about two hours exploring the grounds. It was largely shaded, and while there were a good number of people there, it didn't feel as crowded as the Huntington Gardens. Descanso is also not as large as the Huntington, so it's a great choice if you don't feel like doing a lot of walking. (And for those who really don't want to walk, there are tram tours ($4) and an Enchanted Railroad ride ($3).)
the Enchanted Railroad
Mother's Day is coming up so why not bring your mom to this beautiful garden oasis?
Brad thought we were back at Eaton Canyon
and proceeded to cross this river 19 more times.
cherry blossoms near the rose garden
Have you been to Descanso Gardens? What did you think of it? Leave me a comment below!