Botanical Garden Adult Lectures and Workshops

Click here to visit the list of Adult Education activities in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. 

Saturday, January 19th, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Artful Training of Niwa-ki (庭木) 
Niwaki is a word meaning “Sculpting Tree’ which is used in Japanese garden design. Robin will discuss various methods used in sculpting and training Japanese maple. We will also talk about Japanese Gardens in the west. $15.00

This class will be held outside, wear comfortable shoes and clothing suited for the morning. Meet at the Arrival Garden just as you enter the garden from the Tolmas Center.

Robin Tanner has a Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University. He studied Japanese Gardens in Japan working with a garden maker. He has spent decades in practicing Landscape Architecture and a lifelong student of Japanese Gardens. Robin designed and installed the Japanese Garden, the Southern Shade Garden, and the Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. 

For further information call 504-483-9473 or email  

Saturday, February 9th 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

“Rose Propagation”
Learn how to propagate our beloved New Orleans old garden roses!  Don Hanson, a volunteer and rose enthusiast, will teach how to choose the right rose and make the proper cuttings needed for propagation. You will leave with a wealth of information about rose propagation, care and maintenance as well as a propagated rose. This is a hands on program and all materials are included with this workshop.

Registration required $15.00 Class/Limit 25

Don Hanson is a rose enthusiast and volunteer at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. He is a Master Gardener and over the years he has been a member of the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society and the New Orleans Rose Society. He has an enormous amount of experience in pruning, care of roses, and rose propagation.   

Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
For further information call 483-9473 or email

Saturday, February 23rd, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm  

DIY-Organic Wool Vases

Use hand-spun and dyed wool from Vermont sheep and alpaca farmers to create one-of-a-kind practical and unusual vases.  Wait until you see how many awesome fibers you get to play with! Match the vase color to the flowers you’ll buy when you leave with this special vessel.

Registration required $35.00/Class limit is 20

Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
For further information call 483-9473 or email

Instructor: Bella Legault
I love to be creative—whether it's creating mixed media artwork, cards, re-purposing clothes, or piecing together a new craft. I've been told that my passion, enthusiasm, and energy are contagious! I believe that anyone can be creative in their own way. It's the process of being creative that feeds my soul—not just the final product—and that's exactly what I want to share with others through Art À La Carte.  Fun and Playful Arts & Crafts Parties in your home or location check out Bellas web-site to contact Bella 802.324.2648



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