Over the weekend we checked out THE RISE OF THE JACK O'LANTERNS at La Cañada's Descanso Gardens. The family-friendly, night-time event showcases over 5,000 carved jack o'lanterns, on a 45 minutes stroll through the paths of the gardens. 

Upon entrance you can purchase snacks (and even booze!) and relax in their pretty picnic area. The also have a large array of flashlights and glow toys available for purchase, before you make your trek on the spooky trail.

Some pretty serious craftmanship went into these pumpkins! It was a great, festive night out with the family. THE RISE runs until November 1st. *Note: All tickets must be purchased in advance. Enjoy the Jack O'Lanterns! xx


Mom/Grammie and I took the kids to La Cañada's Descanso Gardens for the most beautiful morning. I had forgotten just how stunning it is there. The overcast skies and cool weather made it feel like the beginning of fall and we were in Heaven.

Founded in 1953 by E. Manchester Boddy, Decasnso is home to 160 acres of gardens and woodlands, in addition to the gorgeous 12,000 square foot mansion, The Boddy House - available for wedding and private events. 

Adorable cafe, across from their gift shop.

Their new water-wise, sustainable center circle.

The kids had so much fun walking around and exploring. 

Duck and ducklings!!!

The kids were pumped for the Enchanted Railroad.

**Check the website for run times, as it doesn't run every day.

Descanso has great seasonal activities, so be sure to check out their online calendar. The spectacular "The Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns" Halloween installation, runs Oct 1st-Nov 1st. Click The Rise FAQ for times and details.

Discanso Gardens is located at:

1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada, Flintridge, CA 91011

Click HERE for hours and more.