sounded like a pleasant, peaceful time at the descanso gardens in la canada but when we got there we were greeted with a longggg line, mostly filled with asian people (you know we loveee them cherry blossoms!). it was way too packed and there was one, fine, TWO fully-bloomed cherry blossom trees. and they call it a cherry blossom festival?? kind of a disappointment compared to the arboretum or huntington library. still, it was quality-time well spent with the ones i love.