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Oct
1
Sat
Ikebana Display in the Japanese Garden @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Examples of ikebana, the art of flower arranging, from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana will be on display in the Japanese Garden.

Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Oct
2
Sun
Ikebana Display in the Japanese Garden @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Examples of ikebana, the art of flower arranging, from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana will be on display in the Japanese Garden.

Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Oct
8
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Yoga for a Healthy Back @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
This class is sold out

Join us for a special pop-up yoga class led by Joyce Shuman on Saturday, October 8 from 8:30–10am in the Rose Garden. The class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

If you want to keep your body moving fluidly throughout your life, having a strong, healthy back is a must. Yoga is a gentle yet powerful and effective way to both stretch and strengthen the back and increase its flexibility. This class will give you a taste of yoga for all bodies, focusing on your spinal movement and strength.

Meets in the Rose Pavilion. $20 members, $25 non-members. Advance registration required.

About Joyce Shuman

Joyce Shuman teaches yoga for all bodies; to support with mindful breath and movement that benefits individual movement and yoga practice.

Oct
16
Sun
Self Help Graphics Marigold Craft @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come create your own paper marigolds and learn about the objects incorporated in Día de los Muertos altars by Self Help Graphics & Art. Meets at Magnolia Lawn near Center Circle.

Open to all ages, free with admission or Descanso Gardens membership. No reservations required.


About Self Help Graphics

Self Help Graphics & Art Barrio Mobile Art Studio (BMAS) serves the mission to nurture emerging artists and present Latino art to a broad audience, and address the vast demographic that is Los Angeles, while also expanding our audiences and community beyond the East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights communities.

Oct
22
Sat
Mulch Giveaway @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Take home some high-quality mulch at the Auxiliary Parking Lot on October 22 from 8–10am. Descanso’s horticulture staff will be on hand to answer any mulching questions.

Bring your own containers to tote mulch home (maximum of three containers). Supplies are limited and available first come, first served.

 

Oct
29
Sat
Partner Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 29 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a special pop-up yoga class led by Barbara Wood on Saturday, October 29 from 8:30–10am in the Rose Garden. The class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

In practicing yoga with someone, the body of your partner becomes an extension of your own and enhances your understanding of a stretch. You can sign up with or without a partner; we’ll switch partners throughout the workshop. 

Meets in the Rose Pavilion. $20 members, $25 non-members. Advance registration required, click here to register.

About Barbara Wood

Certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor, Barbara‘s yoga style incorporates her background as a modern dancer, specifically Alignment Release Technique, and F.M. Alexander Technique. She trained under Dr. Loren Fishman, NY, and is certified as a Yoga for Osteoporosis and Yoga for Back Pain therapist. Her goal is that everyone should leave the class stronger and uplifted regardless of skill level. www.barbarawoodyoga.com

Nov
5
Sat
Indoor Kitchen Garden Class @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Registration opens on Oct. 14

Class also meets on Nov. 5 at 2pm


Make a beautiful indoor kitchen garden, perfect for your holiday cooking needs. Class includes potted plants to take home, and lessons on proper care of many common herbs. Our own plant propagation horticulturist, Frank Obregon will lead you through this fun, interactive class.  

$20 members; $25 non-members. Includes materials. Advance registration required, registration will open on Oct. 14. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Indoor Kitchen Garden Class @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Registration opens on Oct. 14

Make a beautiful indoor kitchen garden, perfect for your holiday cooking needs. Class includes potted plants to take home, and lessons on proper care of many common herbs. Our own plant propagation horticulturist, Frank Obregon will lead you through this fun, interactive class.  

$20 members; $25 non-members. Includes materials. Advance registration required, registration will open on Oct. 14. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Dec
10
Sat
Wreath Making Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am
Registration opens on Nov. 14

This class also meets on:


Make a beautiful winter wreath for your home using natural materials, including botanicals gathered in the Gardens. This class meets at 10am or 2pm, December 10 and 11. Sign up early – this class sells out! Experts will provide instruction to get you started. $55 members; $60 non-members. Includes materials.

Advance registration required, registration will open on Nov. 14. Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Wreath Making Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm
Registration opens on Nov. 14

Make a beautiful winter wreath for your home using natural materials, including botanicals gathered in the Gardens. This class meets at 10am or 2pm, December 10 and 11. Sign up early – this class sells out! Experts will provide instruction to get you started. $55 members; $60 non-members. Includes materials.

Advance registration required, registration will open on Nov. 14. Please note that this program is non-refundable.