Maple at Descanso Gardens

★★★★☆
Brunch Restaurant at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge
  • 1418 Descanso Dr

    La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

    Cross street: off Verdugo Blvd

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  • 818-864-6435

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Sat-Sun 9am-2pm

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My sister and I bought a family membership and have spent a few fabulous afternoons here meandering through the camelia forest. The Boddy House is truely one of a kind. Relaxing. Beautiful. Love it!

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My sister and I bought a family membership and have spent a few fabulous afternoons here meandering through the camelia forest. The Boddy House is truely one of a kind. Relaxing. Beautiful. Love it!

Pros: Lush gardens, great food!

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My two year old daughter loves the train ride! She loves to feed the fishes and run around looking at different flowers. The Japanese Tea Garden serves Japanese food by the water...great date spot too! In the summer, they have music night every Thursday and they close at 8pm. You can bring your own picnic and enjoy the music as you dine with your family.

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My two year old daughter loves the train ride! She loves to feed the fishes and run around looking at different flowers. The Japanese Tea Garden serves Japanese food by the water...great date spot too! In the summer, they have music night every Thursday and they close at 8pm. You can bring your own picnic and enjoy the music as you dine with your family.

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I love Descanso, I think it's a wonderful place for all ages. My fav. is morning tea in the Japanese Garden and a stroll through the rose gardens during spring. My daughter loves the little train. They have events held through the year and Boddi house is great for art lovers.

PROS: Rose Garden, Children's Maze, Japanese Garden
CONS: Tea House is closed during weak as is the train for kids

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I love Descanso, I think it's a wonderful place for all ages. My fav. is morning tea in the Japanese Garden and a stroll through the rose gardens during spring. My daughter loves the little train. They have events held through the year and Boddi house is great for art lovers.

PROS: Rose Garden, Children's Maze, Japanese Garden
CONS: Tea House is closed during weak as is the train for kids

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I attended a wedding there and it was remarkable (tho my entire table dissapeared for a 4:20 break). If you do an event there you have to use Patina catering which has good food but is very pricey (they do all the food for the Music Center and Disney Hall). It is a good place to visit for the day as well.

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I attended a wedding there and it was remarkable (tho my entire table dissapeared for a 4:20 break). If you do an event there you have to use Patina catering which has good food but is very pricey (they do all the food for the Music Center and Disney Hall). It is a good place to visit for the day as well.

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Located just on the outskirts of Glendale, you'll find this wonderful garden, walking path, restaurant, and gift shop. Its quiet, there are guided tours, the flowers/gardens change with the season. Its great in the morning after a spring rain, or in the afternoon after church or lunch. Plenty of benches for resting and/or viewing. There is also an outdoor lunch area, bathrooms and a Koi garden.
The gift shop carries sweet little trinkets, but also one of a kind art work. For example, hand painted chop stick sets, 8 x 11 drawings, greeting cards, etc. Parking is free and the entrance price is very nominal.

PROS: View, peaceful, great for the entire family, flowers always changing
CONS: None

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Located just on the outskirts of Glendale, you'll find this wonderful garden, walking path, restaurant, and gift shop. Its quiet, there are guided tours, the flowers/gardens change with the season. Its great in the morning after a spring rain, or in the afternoon after church or lunch. Plenty of benches for resting and/or viewing. There is also an outdoor lunch area, bathrooms and a Koi garden.
The gift shop carries sweet little trinkets, but also one of a kind art work. For example, hand painted chop stick sets, 8 x 11 drawings, greeting cards, etc. Parking is free and the entrance price is very nominal.

PROS: View, peaceful, great for the entire family, flowers always changing
CONS: None

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My family has always had our portraits done at Descanso Gardens, and since I grew up in La Canada it was an obvious place for me to get married. It was a WONDERFUL experience, all the way down the wedding coordinator. Our wedding album is filled with beautiful photos with lush garden background and vibrant flowers. It was a treat for our guests and it made our day perfect. Descanso is wonderful for so many reasons, and it definitely shouldn't be overlooked for special occasions!

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My family has always had our portraits done at Descanso Gardens, and since I grew up in La Canada it was an obvious place for me to get married. It was a WONDERFUL experience, all the way down the wedding coordinator. Our wedding album is filled with beautiful photos with lush garden background and vibrant flowers. It was a treat for our guests and it made our day perfect. Descanso is wonderful for so many reasons, and it definitely shouldn't be overlooked for special occasions!

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I went with my wife and kids here on several occasions. The prices are reasonable and we all had a great time. Spring is a good time to go when so much is in bloom. They have cool trails, a place to eat and a novelty store. This is a great family activity.

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I went with my wife and kids here on several occasions. The prices are reasonable and we all had a great time. Spring is a good time to go when so much is in bloom. They have cool trails, a place to eat and a novelty store. This is a great family activity.

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Descanos Gardens is really beautiful. Spend the day there and you can leave feeling renewed. It's usually not crowded and the gardens are well maintained. Try and go when the camellias are in bloom - their trees are some of the oldest around. They are really amazing. I hear the lilacs are beautiful too - I've never caught them in season though. Also: cute little train that the kids love to ride.

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★★★★★

Descanos Gardens is really beautiful. Spend the day there and you can leave feeling renewed. It's usually not crowded and the gardens are well maintained. Try and go when the camellias are in bloom - their trees are some of the oldest around. They are really amazing. I hear the lilacs are beautiful too - I've never caught them in season though. Also: cute little train that the kids love to ride.

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Tucked in a residential neighborhood, Descanso Gardens is easy to miss if you've never been there. Though small in comparison to other gardens in the area, Descanso is worth a stop (or many). Concrete paths lead the guest past several ponds, a rose garden, and the tea house. During the summer months, Descanso offers free music with the cost of admission. My family purchased a year's pass ($45), which also allows us to visit a multitude of other gardens in the area, including the Arboretum. Descanso is a great place for a wedding, an early morning walk, or a day in the park. This is one of our favorites.

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Tucked in a residential neighborhood, Descanso Gardens is easy to miss if you've never been there. Though small in comparison to other gardens in the area, Descanso is worth a stop (or many). Concrete paths lead the guest past several ponds, a rose garden, and the tea house. During the summer months, Descanso offers free music with the cost of admission. My family purchased a year's pass ($45), which also allows us to visit a multitude of other gardens in the area, including the Arboretum. Descanso is a great place for a wedding, an early morning walk, or a day in the park. This is one of our favorites.

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Descanso Gardens is a very tranquil, private outdoors retreat in the La Canada Area. Though the Gardens are much smaller and less diverse than the Huntington Gardens, it is also more secluded and less crowded (and the admission charge is several dollars less). The Gardens are especially proud of their winter camelia collection. The Gardens caters toward families, offering family programming and activities geared toward children (including a train ride tour of the Gardens). There are some great interactive activities intended to teach botanical principles as well as some focused on personal fitness. Enjoy a peaceful cafe that serves light meals and drinks.

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Descanso Gardens is a very tranquil, private outdoors retreat in the La Canada Area. Though the Gardens are much smaller and less diverse than the Huntington Gardens, it is also more secluded and less crowded (and the admission charge is several dollars less). The Gardens are especially proud of their winter camelia collection. The Gardens caters toward families, offering family programming and activities geared toward children (including a train ride tour of the Gardens). There are some great interactive activities intended to teach botanical principles as well as some focused on personal fitness. Enjoy a peaceful cafe that serves light meals and drinks.

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This is a fun place to go for a relaxing afternoon or for an event. Our friends had a small outdoor wedding and reception here. Descanso was a wonderful setting, there were several areas to choose from for the ceremony and the reception was held in a beautiful old craftsman building with an adjacent pergola patio area. the only draw back is the hours. For outdoor events the facility is only available 5pm -10pm for rental. www.descanso.com

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This is a fun place to go for a relaxing afternoon or for an event. Our friends had a small outdoor wedding and reception here. Descanso was a wonderful setting, there were several areas to choose from for the ceremony and the reception was held in a beautiful old craftsman building with an adjacent pergola patio area. the only draw back is the hours. For outdoor events the facility is only available 5pm -10pm for rental. www.descanso.com

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My toddler and I really love this place. We got a memebership when he was just a year old and have been going every other week or so for the last 2 1/2 years. There's so much to do there - the ducks, crayfish, secret garden maze, not to mention all the beautiful flowers.

There are so many open spaces to run around and my little boy loves that there are so many paths to walk on besides the paved road through the gardens.

You can bring a sack lunch and eat in the picnic area or their cafe has really wonderful foods. The membership will save you 10% at the cafe and gift shop.

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★★★★★

My toddler and I really love this place. We got a memebership when he was just a year old and have been going every other week or so for the last 2 1/2 years. There's so much to do there - the ducks, crayfish, secret garden maze, not to mention all the beautiful flowers.

There are so many open spaces to run around and my little boy loves that there are so many paths to walk on besides the paved road through the gardens.

You can bring a sack lunch and eat in the picnic area or their cafe has really wonderful foods. The membership will save you 10% at the cafe and gift shop.

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS PLACE! I like it more than the Huntington, because it's not usually crowded and it's just really quiet. It's so gorgeous. The rose gardens are something out of a movie. Well kept, but a little flare to them. They have a cute little gift shop and the employees are all very helpful and sweet. I love just taking a blanket and a book and totally relaxing for the afternoon.

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS PLACE! I like it more than the Huntington, because it's not usually crowded and it's just really quiet. It's so gorgeous. The rose gardens are something out of a movie. Well kept, but a little flare to them. They have a cute little gift shop and the employees are all very helpful and sweet. I love just taking a blanket and a book and totally relaxing for the afternoon.

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You can tell much enthusiasm, time and talent has gone into these gardens. These grounds are well fussed over and the green thumbs behind it really show through. I can walk these grounds and think Ive seen it all just to find something new hiding. More gardens like these need to be around.

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You can tell much enthusiasm, time and talent has gone into these gardens. These grounds are well fussed over and the green thumbs behind it really show through. I can walk these grounds and think Ive seen it all just to find something new hiding. More gardens like these need to be around.

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I really enjoy Descanso Gardens. It is very large and lush and quiet. They have a variety of different kinds of gardens. It's a great place to get a good walk, too. There are a lot of wooded areas, and a neat Asian garden as well. I don't enjoy it quite as much as Hungington Library and Gardens in Pasadena, but this is definitely worth visiting. It is designed to be much more natural and less sculpted than Huntington.

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I really enjoy Descanso Gardens. It is very large and lush and quiet. They have a variety of different kinds of gardens. It's a great place to get a good walk, too. There are a lot of wooded areas, and a neat Asian garden as well. I don't enjoy it quite as much as Hungington Library and Gardens in Pasadena, but this is definitely worth visiting. It is designed to be much more natural and less sculpted than Huntington.

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Although Descanso is amazing during Spring and Summer, it's a peaceful an tranquil place to walk and rest anytime of the year. They're known for their camelias and their roses...and in full bloom the color is just amazing. Check with their website for their festival calendar and special events. Also, during the summer they have outdoor concerts. If you're looking for a contemplative space...you can't do any better than Descanso.

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Although Descanso is amazing during Spring and Summer, it's a peaceful an tranquil place to walk and rest anytime of the year. They're known for their camelias and their roses...and in full bloom the color is just amazing. Check with their website for their festival calendar and special events. Also, during the summer they have outdoor concerts. If you're looking for a contemplative space...you can't do any better than Descanso.

Pros: Open year round, Wonderful Staff

Cons: Difficult to find

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They take cash. Parking if Free. Admission is only $5. $4 for students with id. I have been going to the gardens since I was just able to walk. Decanso is spanish for rest. That is just what you experience!

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They take cash. Parking if Free. Admission is only $5. $4 for students with id. I have been going to the gardens since I was just able to walk. Decanso is spanish for rest. That is just what you experience!

Pros: Peaceful, Cheap, Hidden Location

Cons: Hidden Location

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It's a nice quite place with beautiful landscaping. During the summer, on the weekends there is live music. I have been there several time and have enjoyed myself each time.

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It's a nice quite place with beautiful landscaping. During the summer, on the weekends there is live music. I have been there several time and have enjoyed myself each time.

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This definitely isnt the prettiest garden Ive been to, but its worth a visit. My husband and I took my parents here and thought it would be a full afternoon. It wasnt. The garden only takes an hour or so to walk through, and that includes a relaxed visit to the Boody House to see the art exhibition. Rather then a place to take your out-of-town guests, I vote this as a place for a picnic with a friendor by yourself. Take a book and enjoy a quiet bench hidden way in a sea of flowers.

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This definitely isnt the prettiest garden Ive been to, but its worth a visit. My husband and I took my parents here and thought it would be a full afternoon. It wasnt. The garden only takes an hour or so to walk through, and that includes a relaxed visit to the Boody House to see the art exhibition. Rather then a place to take your out-of-town guests, I vote this as a place for a picnic with a friendor by yourself. Take a book and enjoy a quiet bench hidden way in a sea of flowers.

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Some of the nicest walks and best birding around. For $5 you can walk through a variety of landscapes. One of my favorites is the birding post at the south end. Here you can sit and look over pines and hikers doing the loop back to the entrance. Highlights include the fall pumpkin festival and the Acorn Bear Club for kids. The story telling is adorable.

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★★★★☆

Some of the nicest walks and best birding around. For $5 you can walk through a variety of landscapes. One of my favorites is the birding post at the south end. Here you can sit and look over pines and hikers doing the loop back to the entrance. Highlights include the fall pumpkin festival and the Acorn Bear Club for kids. The story telling is adorable.

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They have a model train you can ride that travels through parts of the park. It costs a dollar or two and is always a winner with the kids. Buy a year pass for either Descanso Garders or the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia - one pass gets you into both places. Definetly one of the best deals in town at about $50 for a year for both.

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They have a model train you can ride that travels through parts of the park. It costs a dollar or two and is always a winner with the kids. Buy a year pass for either Descanso Garders or the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia - one pass gets you into both places. Definetly one of the best deals in town at about $50 for a year for both.

Pros: Train for Kids

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Quite a bit more laid-back and less formal than Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, but every bit as breathtaking. What you would want your backyard to look like (if you had one). Admission is only $5.

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★★★★☆

Quite a bit more laid-back and less formal than Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, but every bit as breathtaking. What you would want your backyard to look like (if you had one). Admission is only $5.

Pros: landscaping

Cons: vending machines

 

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