Descanso Gardens Teacher Kit
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
- Access to our entire Kit Materials Vault, with fun facts, multi-disciplinary project starts, worksheets, and a teaching manual
- Reserved space on our Master Explorers page
- Student entrance (Teacher Kit also includes teacher entrance)
- Ticket/reservation insurance and educational planning support
Descanso Gardens is a unique Southern California landscape distinguished by its specialized botanic collections, historical significance, and rare natural beauty. Their mission is to practice exemplary stewardship of Descanso’s distinctive character and assets; offer people an experience close to nature; and cultivate understanding of the natural world and people’s place in it through inspiration, education and example.
Some timelines of Descanso’s history begin with Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s Pacific expedition in 1542, but Native Americans lived on the land around Descanso long before. The Gardens rich history is evident in the care that is taken of the plants and spaces of the gardens. Students will love being fully immersed in botanical history and diversity!
Parking is free and outside food is allowed, but they also have some great eating options in the gardens. Please be sure to pick up your trash to help preserve the beautiful grounds. You can take an entire day to explore all of the gardens with your budding botanists, or take shorter trips to dive deeper into each of their wonderful exhibits!