Additional Garden Events

At the New Orleans Botanical Garden

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Rose Propagation Workshop

Start: Feb 09th at 10:30 am

End: Feb 09th at 12:00 pm

$15/person

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. Guests 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.

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. Pre-registration is required (by purchasing tickets) and the class is limited to 25 people.

Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden (enter at 5 Victory Avenue)
Questions: call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

Little Acorns

Start: Feb 20th at 11:00 am

End: Feb 20th at 11:00 am

$3/child

Join kids ages 18 months to 4 years old under the Enrique Alférez Oak for storytime, activities, and a healthy snack. Kids won’t want to miss this! Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory Avenue). This 'class' is the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Admission is needed for each child but the required adult chaperone is free. Consider bringing a blanket to sit on. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required To register or with questions, please contact nobgeducation@nocp.org.

Growing Gardeners

Start: Feb 23rd at 10:00 am

End: Feb 23rd at 12:00 pm

Class fee: $17 per class. $14 per class if you register for 6 classes at once

Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems. We'll play games, try new foods, create garden art, and more.

For more information or register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

Do It Yourself - Organic Wool Vases

Start: Feb 23rd at 10:30 am

End: Feb 23rd at 12:00 pm

$35/person

Learn to use hand-spun and dyed wool from Vermont sheep and alpaca farmers to create one-of-a-kind practical and unusual vases.  Guests will be thrilled to learn how many awesome fibers you get to play with! Pre-registration (buy purchasing the ticket) is needed as the class is only open to 25 people.

Instuctor: Bella Legault

Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park (enter at 5 Victory Avenue)

Questions: call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

March Plant and Rose Sale
Start: Mar 16th at 9:00 am

End: Mar 16th at 12:00 pm

Admission to the plant sale is free

The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. Admission to the plant sale is free. The September Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

Little Acorns

Start: Mar 20th at 10:00 am

End: Mar 20th at 11:00 am

$3/child

Join kids ages 18 months to 4 years old under the Enrique Alférez Oak for storytime, activities, and a healthy snack. Kids won’t want to miss this! Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory Avenue). This 'class' is the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Admission is needed for each child but the required adult chaperone is free. Consider bringing a blanket to sit on. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required To register or with questions, please contact nobgeducation@nocp.org.

Growing Gardeners

Start: Mar 23rd at 11:00 am

End: Mar 23rd at 11:00 am

Class fee: $17 per class. $14 per class if you register for 6 classes at once

Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems. We'll play games, try new foods, create garden art, and more. To register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

Evenings with Enrique

Start: Apr 03rd at 10:00 am

End: Apr 03rd at 8:00 pm

free for LA residents

Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
Free Hours for LA residents: 10 am to 8 pm
Special Programing: 5 pm to 8 pm
Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 pm every Wednesday during the month of October to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 16 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist.

RESPONSE – Artists In The Park

Start: Apr 04th at 6:30 pm

End: Apr 07th at 10:00 pm

The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation is pleased to announce: RESPONSE – Artists In The Park, an art exhibition and sale of original work created by artists “in response” to the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden and its surrounding Park. Showcasing a broad spectrum of artistic interpretation- from representational “Plein air” style works to abstract paintings, photography, sculpture and more. Proceeds from this event will benefit the design and installation of an outdoor teaching kitchen at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Celebrate with a reception, art sale and auction, delicious hors d’oeuvres and an artful cocktail by The Garnished Palette. Music will fill the night air. All artwork will be for sale at fixed prices. Selected works will be sold at live auction. For additional information e-mail garden@nocp.org or call 504-483-9386.

Spring Garden Show

Two days: Saturday, April 6th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 7th, 10 am to 4 pm

$10/person

The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore the beautiful Botanical Garden, more than 50 horticultural exhibits, family friendly activities, and enjoy educational lectures. The festival includes plant sales, garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, a Children’s Discovery Zone, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage. Enter through the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Avenue

Home Tweet Home

Start: Apr 06th at 10:00 am

End: Apr 30th at 7:00 pm

Free with admission to the New Orleans Botanical Garden

Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April.

Evenings with Enrique

Start: Apr 10th at 10:00 am

End: Apr 10th at 8:00 pm

free for LA residents

Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
Free Hours for LA residents: 10 am to 8 pm
Special Programing: 5 pm to 8 pm
Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 pm every Wednesday during the month of October to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 16 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. 

Earth Day

Start: Apr 16th at 4:00 pm

End: Apr 16th at 7:00 pm

Admission by donation

Earth Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden promises to be a great event! Celebrate the earth and learn how we can build a healthier relationship with our natural environment. The event will feature exhibitors, activities for children, cooking demonstrations, DIY projects, music, yoga, and of course delicious food. Click here for Information for details.

Little Acorns

Start: Apr 17th at 10:00 am

End: Apr 17th at 11:00 am

$3/child

Join kids ages 18 months to 4 years old under the Enrique Alférez Oak for storytime, activities, and a healthy snack. Kids won’t want to miss this! Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory Avenue). This 'class' is the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Admission is needed for each child but the required adult chaperone is free. Consider bringing a blanket to sit on. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required To register or with questions, please contact nobgeducation@nocp.org.

Evenings with Enrique

Start: Apr 17th at 10:00 am

End: Apr 17th at 8:00 pm

free for LA residents

Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
Free Hours for LA residents: 10 am to 8 pm
Special Programing: 5 pm to 8 pm
Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 pm every Wednesday during the month of October to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 16 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. 

Evenings with Enrique

Start: Apr 24th at 10:00 am

End: Apr 24th at 8:00 pm

free for LA residents

Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
Free Hours for LA residents: 10 am to 8 pm
Special Programing: 5 pm to 8 pm
Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 pm every Wednesday during the month of October to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 16 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. 

Orchid Culture Basics

Start: Apr 27th at 10:30 am

End: Apr 27th at 12:00 pm

$15.00 per person

Spring is the best time to repot most orchids. Larry Hennessey will cover all of the basics you’ll need to know to successfully repot and take care of your orchids. After the orchid class take a walk around the conservatory of two sisters and see our beautiful orchids.

Larry Hennessey has been growing Orchids for 20 years in New Orleans. Larry is he past President of the New Orleans Orchid Society and also a member of the American Orchid Society. Many of his plants have received awards at local orchid shows and two orchids have been recognized as having superior flowers by the American Orchid Society.

Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
Questions call Susan at 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

May Plant Sale
Start: May 11th at 9:00 am

End: May 11th at 12:00 pm

Admission to the plant sale is free

The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. The May Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

National Public Gardens Week

Start: May 13th at 1:00 pm

End: May 18th at 1:00 pm

FREE tour with admission to the New Orleans Botanical Garden

The New Orleans Botanical Garden is proud to join American Public Gardens Association and 500+ gardens nationwide in celebrating an annual week of awareness that honors the role public gardens play in promoting plant and water conservation, education, and environmental leadership. We invite the New Orleans community and tourists alike to explore the diverse beauty that the New Orleans Botanical Garden has to offer as well as its deep rooted history starting with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930's.

Our offer: Free tour with admission to the garden Monday, May 13 through Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm. Each tour last one hour and 30 minutes depending on questions. Please arrive 15 minutes early before the tour begins. Limit 15 per group, all individuals welcome up to 50 people per tour. For further information contact Susan Capley, Education Director, at scapley@nocp.org or (504)483-9473.

Little Acorns

Start: May 15th at 10:00 am

End: May 15th at 11:00 am

$3/child

Join kids ages 18 months to 4 years old under the Enrique Alférez Oak for storytime, activities, and a healthy snack. Kids won’t want to miss this! Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory Avenue). This 'class' is the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Admission is needed for each child but the required adult chaperone is free. Consider bringing a blanket to sit on. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required To register or with questions, please contact nobgeducation@nocp.org.

June Plant Sale
Start: Jun 15th at 9:00 am

End: Jun 15th at 12:00 pm

Admission to the plant sale is free

The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. The June Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

Little Acorns

Start: Jun 19th at 10:00 am

End: Jun 19th at 11:00 am

$3/child

Join kids ages 18 months to 4 years old under the Enrique Alférez Oak for storytime, activities, and a healthy snack. Kids won’t want to miss this! Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory Avenue). This 'class' is the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Admission is needed for each child but the required adult chaperone is free. Consider bringing a blanket to sit on. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required To register or with questions, please contact nobgeducation@nocp.org.

Make a Flower Press

Start: Jul 13th at 10:30 am

End: Jul 13th at 12:00 pm

$20.00/ class limit 30

Have you ever wanted to press fresh flowers to use in craft projects? Now is your chance! In this class we will talk about which flowers are worthy of pressing, we will make a flower press, and gather flowers from the garden to press in the flower press. Instruction and materials included in this class. 
Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden

Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
Questions call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

July Plant Sale
Start: Jul 20th at 9:00 am

End: Jul 20th at 12:00 pm

Admission to the plant sale is free

The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. The July Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

Flower Pressing

Start: Jul 27th at 10:30 am

End: Jul 27th at 12:00 pm

$15.00/Class limit 30

This workshop will cover instructions on how to press flowers, which plants work and how long to dry them, we will also have discussion about the many uses of pressed flowers. Each participant will make a bookmark and a greeting card using pressed flowers to take home. Supplies will be provided. 

Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden
Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
Registration required

August Plant Sale
Start: Aug 24th at 9:00 am

End: Aug 24th at 12:00 pm

Admission to the plant sale is free

The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. The August Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon.  The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

Evenings with Enrique

Start: Oct 02nd at 10:00 am

End: Oct 02nd at 8:00 pm

free for LA residents

Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in October.
Free Hours for LA residents: 10 am to 8 pm
Special Programing: 5 pm to 8 pm
Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 pm every Wednesday during the month of October to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 16 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Click the 'more information' below for full schedule and more details.

Fall Garden Festival

The festival is two days: Saturday October 5th 2019 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday October 6th from 10am to 4pm.

$10/adults; $5/child 5 to 12, Children < 5 and Friends of City Park free

The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Guests enjoy plant and garden product exhibits and sales throughout the garden, a Children's Fun Fest area, educational programs, music, arts & crafts, and more. Programs take place in the Garden Study Center and are free with entrance to the show. The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information or to secure a vendor booth call 504-483-9473. 

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CITY PARK FACTS:

There are a total of 66 solar panels on the Reunion Shelter at the Festival Grounds.