BILA77 is a proud sponsor of Descano Gardens, an urban retreat located 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. Descanso Gardens is a place of year-round natural beauty,
with internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums as a museum of living collections, Descanso Gardens welcomes more than 950,000 visitors annually.
With a mission to connect people with nature and one another, Descanso Gardens offers free admissions and nature programs to those who otherwise might not be able to visit—including EBT cardholders and students from Title 1 schools. Descanso Gardens also gives complimentary entry to veterans, active military personnel, teachers, students, and the general public on Free Tuesdays. In 2022, over 50,000 guests visited Descanso as part of our free admission programs.
The principal collections of the garden 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. Descanso Gardens has been designated an
International Camellia Garden of Excellence by the International Camellia Society. The Gardens are operated by the Descanso Gardens Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in a public-private partnership with Los Angeles County.