Additional Garden Events

At the New Orleans Botanical Garden

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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. Click the 'more information' to view infomation, plant lists, and for an insider tip.The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

Little Acorns
Botanical Garden

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
Garden Study Center and Lath House

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

Plant and Rose Sale
Start: Jul 20th at 9:00 am

End: Jul 20th at 12:00 pm

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.

Flower Pressing
Garden Study Center and Lath House

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

Gingers for the New Orleans Area and How to Grow Them
Botanical Garden

Start: Aug 10th at 10:30 pm

End: Aug 10th at 12:00 pm

$12/person

New Orleans climate grows the biggest and most beautiful gingers in the south. Come learn about these beautiful plants from Tim Chapman the owner of Gingerwood Nursery. Tim Chapman will cover the major groups of gingers suitable for New Orleans and focus on many of the new introductions as well as some old tried and true ones.

Tim Chapman has been growing, collecting, and selling gingers since the late 80’s. Gingerwood Nursery had been a part time business for many years but is now a full time operation.  Over the last 20+ years he has introduced many new gingers to the US.  This has been through trading with collectors around the world, traveling to Central America, South America, and especially South Asia to find new gingers.  In addition I have created hybrids of Costus, Curcuma, Hedychium and Kaempferia.   His focus has been on the cold hardy gingers and increasing their availability.

To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

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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