Located just a few miles northwest of Front Porch’s Villa Gardens Retirement Community, Descanso Gardens is a wonderful way for anyone, old or young, to spend a leisurely afternoon. As a former resident of Pasadena for 10 years, Descanso Gardens (along with its’ great museums, tree lined streets and all of the wonderful cultural and culinary choices in Pasadena) made me proud and happy to live where I did.
While the Huntington Library and Gardens reflects Pasadena’s more stately upbringing, a trip to Descanso Gardens shows the Pasadena environs more accessible, down to earth, friendly side. From an idyllic pond filled with ducks, turtles and fish (that seem to evoke those comfortable easy going “front porch” days we all long for) to the winding “trail-like” paths, Descanso Gardens has a little bit for everybody. My son is particularly fond of the miniature train that toddlers (and adults) can ride on.
Director of Foundation Service, Front Porch