Fall Garden Festival

At the New Orleans Botanical Garden

Join garden lovers at this year’s Fall Garden Festival to celebrate the event’s 22nd anniversary.  The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals.

The festival includes plant & garden product exhibits, sales throughout the garden, a Children's Fun Fest activities area, educational programs, music, arts & crafts, and more. Educational programs take place in the Garden Study Center and are free with entrance to the show. There will be live music each day for patrons to enjoy.

This event is sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, the New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation, and Friends of City Park.

Admission:  $10 for adults and
$5 for children ages 5 -12
Children under 4 years old and Friends of City Park members receive free admission

When: 

Saturday, October 7th from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, October 8th from 10 am to 4 pm

Where:   New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park

Contact: Susan Capley, New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Director (483-9473 or SCapley@nocp.org)

Click here to purchase adult tickets. Children tickets must be purchased at the event date. 

Fall Garden Festival 2017:

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Education

11:30am to 12:30pm “Fall Gardening” Speaker Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter

1pm to 2pm “The World According to Grumpy” Speaker The Grumpy Gardener AKA Steve Bender, Southern Living Magazine. Steve will reveal age-old truths about good and bad plants and wise and stupid horticultural practices so that all who hear them may find enlightenment and happiness in their gardens without resorting to mind-altering substances.

2:15pm to 3:15pm Book signing of Steve Bender’s new book “Grumpy Gardener: An A to Z Guide from the Country's Most Irritable Green Thumb”

3pm to 4pm “Saving Our Monarch Butterflies” Speaker Linda Auld, Barber Laboratories

Music
Noon to 3pm French Bred located at the Pavilion on Two Sisters

Noon to 3pm Mike Doussan will be playing guitar & singing his way around the garden.

Cooking Demonstrations
(The first 25 people sitting in chairs will get a sample)

Miles Glynn, Sous Chef, Maypop Restaurant
Noon “Fried eggplant and watermelon salad” with fermented tofu vinaigrette and mint.

Justin Bruhl,Chef/Owner, Matchbook Kitchen
1pm “Báhn Xèo crepe” bean sprouts, herbs, sautéed mushroom, and nuoc cham.

2pm Szechuan Chinese Mushroom and Tofu Salad: celery, mint, cilantro, Szechuan peppercorn dressing (bright, spicy, umami)

3pm Northern Thai Laab Gai: Warm Thai chicken salad with a lime vinaigrette, over sushi rice (herbaceous, bright, spicy, and savory)

Scarecrow trail:
Take a stroll through life-sized and miniature scarecrows created by individuals, area schools and organizations.
Supported by Alligator Irrigation Supplies


Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Education
12:30pm to 1:30pm“The Abundant Fall Vegetable Garden” Speaker Dr. Joe Willis, LSU AgCenter

2pm to 3pm “Winter Herbs” Speaker Anna Timmerman, LSU AgCenter

Music
Noon to 3pm French Bred located at the Pavilion on Two Sisters
Noon to 3pm Mike Doussan will be playing guitar & singing his way around the garden.

Cooking Demonstrations
(The first 25 people sitting in chairs will get a sample)

Chef Kenneth Temple, Savory LLC, Hunger Trap 
12:30 “Crawfish Maque Choux” Maque Choux is a smothered corn dish by Native American and since I have Choctaw and Cherokee in my family this dish is homage

Scarecrow Trail
Take a stroll through life-sized and miniature scarecrows created by individuals, area schools and organizations.
Supported by Alligator Irrigation Supplies

Future Fall Garden Festival Dates:

October 6-7, 2018
October 5-6, 2019

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

The City Park mascot is Parker the Raccoon. (He loves having his picture taken!)