Rose Festival 2017

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Saturday May 20

Selected time

9:00 AM  –  9:30 AM


Click "Find tickets on other dates" and "Find tickets at other times" above to browse available ticket dates and entry times. Please note that the following entry times are reserved for Descanso Gardens members: 10 am, noon, and 1 pm.

Due to parking and traffic concerns, only visitors with Rose Festival tickets will be able to enter Descanso Gardens on May 20 and 21.

Descanso Gardens members have access to the Gardens 364 days a year. We will have a special line for Descanso Gardens members without tickets the day of the Festival. Want to buy a membership? Click here.

Schedule of Events

Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21| 9am to 5pm

Rare Rose Discovery Station | 9am – noon
Get an up close look at rare and special roses from Descanso’s collection.

Floral Art Activities | 10am – 2pm
Make your very own floral creations using roses and other flowers.

“Human Vase” Living Art | 11am – 2pm
Come view floral artist Alison Franchi and make-up artist Jennifer Aspinall’s latest installation, as they transform a live model into a piece of floral art.

Cello Performance | 11am, noon and 1pm
Enjoy a cello performance framed by the beauty of the Rose Garden.


Know Before You Go

  • Parking is free in our lot, but if all spaces are full you may be directed to park on the street. Descanso Gardens is located in a residential neighborhood. Please be a courteous driver and be respectful of our neighbors!

  • We are a botanical garden and a museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Please treat our grounds with the same respect you would show at any other museum.

  • There is no smoking allowed anywhere on our property, including e-cigarettes.

  • Animals (except for service animals as defined by the ADA) are not allowed in the Gardens. Please leave your fur-kids at home!

  • Sports equipment, bikes, balls, etc. are not allowed in the Gardens. 

  • Picnics are not allowed in the Gardens. We have a picnic area located outside the Gardens near the parking lot where you may enjoy food and drink from home. Food and beverages are available for purchase inside the Gardens.

  • Wheelchairs are available at our Visitor Center on a first-come, first served basis.


Please read through our etiquette guide to get the most from your visit to the Gardens. For additional information on visiting the Gardens, including driving directions, click here.