Magic in the Moonlight

At the New Orleans Botanical Garden

Magic in the Moonlight is an al fresco dinner held under the stars and dramatically lit oaks of the New Orleans Botanical Garden. This year we will showcase the new entrance to the Botanical Garden and the new Arrival Garden that includes a green wall, water features, and a color landscape display of annuals and perennials. Proceeds from this year’s Magic in the Moonlight will be used to build an outdoor teaching kitchen which will host educational programs, cooking classes and workshops in the Garden.

The event's featured chef, Alex Harrell of Angeline, will prepare a three-course dinner served on flower-filled, candlelit tables in the garden.  Lively music will be provided by The New Orleans Moonshiners.  There will be a fabulous auction of special items.  We promise a beautiful and fun evening to benefit the Botanical Garden; a destination of serenity and beauty in the heart of New Orleans.

Friday, October 14, 2016

6:30 pm  – Cocktails and auction in the Arrival Garden

7:30 pm - Dinner and auction on the main axis of the Botanical Garden

Contact: Darlene Duffard,, 504-483-9386

Future event dates:

October 13, 2017
October 12, 2018
October 11, 2019





Getting to City Park from the French Quarter: We are located less than 10 minutes by cab or car. Or, take the scenic route: the Canal streetcar (be sure to hop on the one marked ìCity Parkî) delivers you to the entrance of City Park at Esplanade Ave.