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.

Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 22 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Help with our Mulch Give Away this October at Descanso. Volunteers will help visitors get free mulch and share water-wise gardening tips. Instruction will be provided.
· All experience levels welcome.
· Ages 16 or older.
· Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
· Limited space available, RSVP required.
RSVP to by Saturday, October 15. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am

Come join our monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.


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.