Strolling Through the Seasons at Descanso Gardens in La Canada, CA
In this delightful garden near Pasadena, all of your senses awaken as you stroll through forests of camellias; a lilac garden filled with a sweet grape-jelly fragrance; a circle of Iceland poppies mixed with daffodils; rows of tulip blossoms; trestles overflowing with wisteria; a zen-like Japanese Garden where tea is served amongst cherry blossoms; and a fern canyon shaded by twisting oak trees. But what really draws people to Descanso Gardens is the renowned five-acre rose and iris garden, where over 3,000 rose bushes display their beauty during late spring and into late summer. You'll want to spend all day smelling each of their perfume-scented petals. No wonder many weddings are performed in this botanical oasis each year.