Ikebana Display in the Japanese Garden @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 8 @ 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.

Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Get hands-on gardening experience by mulching in the garden and help care for Descanso at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided.

  • All experience levels are welcome.

  • Ages 16 or older.

  • Must be able to lift, bend and stand for long periods of time. Moderate to heavy lifting involved.

  • Bring gardening gloves and water.

  • Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes.

  • Limited space available, RSVP required

RSVP to by Saturday, October 7, 2023. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.

Plein Air Acrylic and Oil Painting Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a painting workshop on Friday, October 20 to share the quiet beauty of the Rose Garden in all its splendor of greens, golds, pinks and reds. Instructor Dilmit Singh will guide you to keenly observe patterns created by shapes, both organic and inorganic.

Dimlit will demonstrate the value of using creative and analytical skills to make the ordinary, special.

Supplies not included, students will receive a supply list in confirmation email. 

$45 members, $50 non-members. Advance registration required, register here.

About the Instructor: 

Dilmit Singh is a local artist who teaches art classes both in La Canada and Sierra Madre. She loves sketching and painting in natural surroundings and enjoys capturing the essence of her locales both in watercolor and oils.

Little Explorers @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Come explore, play and create with us under the oaks on the Main Lawn. Families with young children (age 2–5 years old) will enjoy doing arts and crafts and nature exploration together each month.

No registration required, free with admission or membership.