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 the Rose Pavilion in the Rose Garden.

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.
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.


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.

Gift of Membership @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exclusively for members, offers end Dec. 16, 2022

Share your love of Descanso Gardens this holiday season with a unique gift that keeps on giving for an entire year! A membership to Descanso Gardens is not only a thoughtful gift, but it also supports the beautiful grounds.

When you purchase a gift membership this year, you will also get a special gift for yourself – Descanso will extend YOUR current membership for two extra months.

If you purchase a gift membership at the Visitor Center, you will receive a gift card to present to the recipient. For gift memberships purchased by phone or online, a certificate will be sent via email. Either way, two months of membership will be added to the giver’s membership by the end of the year.

To purchase a gift membership, you can:
  • Visit the Visitor Center at Descanso Gardens
  • Call (818) 949-4200
  • Via our website here

Please note that the promotion is limited to three per member.

Mobile Voting at Descanso @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come vote at the most beautiful place in LA. The County of Los Angeles’ Mobile Vote Center will be in the auxiliary parking lot at Descanso Gardens on Saturday, November 5 from 9am–5pm.


Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn how to conserve water by mulching in the garden and help care for our native plants at this volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided and work will be supervised by Descanso horticulture staff.
· All experience levels welcome.
· Ages 16 or older.
· Must be able to lift, bend and stand for long periods of time. Moderate to heavy lifting involved.
· Please bring gardening gloves
· Limited space available, RSVP required.
RSVP to by Saturday, November 12. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.
Enchanted Preview Party
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate the return of Enchanted Forest of Light with an event to remember! Join us Saturday, November 19 for Descanso’s enchanting fundraising party. All funds raised support the mission of Descanso Gardens: to connect people with nature, and one another.

Tickets are $195 per person and include food and drinks, the Enchanted experience, and additional entertainment. Sponsorships include tickets to the Preview Party, recognition, and special “anytime” tickets — good for any night Enchanted is open in the 2022–2023 season.

Click here to purchase tickets or sponsor the Preview Party.

Double Discount at the Gift Shop @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exclusively for members

Members get more at Descanso! From November 21–28, Descanso Gardens members get double their member discount on all items in our Gift Shop during our daytime hours.

Want to know how much your discount is? Find your level of membership below to see your discount for items at the Gift Shop from November 21–28:

Descanso Gardens Gift Shop

November 21–28, 8am–5pm
Members only

While supplies last, this discount does not apply to items on sale at Enchanted Forest of Light.