Take an excursion to Descanso Gardens
The Leisure World Library will host a bus trip to explore the Descanso Gardens and its 150 acres of gardens and forests on Wednesday, Aug. 11; tickets are $34.
The mission statement of Descanso Gardens reads: “Descanso Gardens is a unique Southern California landscape distinguished by its specialized botanic collections, historical significance and rare natural beauty.”
More than 500,000 people typically visit annually.
The principal collections include California native plants and oak woodlands; one of the largest collections of camellias in the Western Hemisphere; a rose garden with specimens from all corners of the globe; and significant presentations of lilacs, maple trees, cherry trees and iris.
The urban retreat is located 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.
People can purchase tickets at the Recreation Department in Building 5. For more information, call the LW Library at (562) 598-2431. For information regarding ticket availability, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 326.