Additional Garden Events

At the New Orleans Botanical Garden

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Start: Apr 4th 

Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden

WHAT:
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.

WHEN:
Saturday, April 7th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 8th, 10 am to 4 pm

WHERE:
New Orleans Botanical Garden, (enter through the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124)
There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot next to City Putt.

Click here to get details and ticket information or for more information call 504-658-2900.

Evenings with Enrique

Start: Apr 11th at 5:00 pm

End: Apr 11th at 8:00 pm

Free Admission


Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm
April 11: Raphael Bas: French guitarist, harmonica player, vocalist from France
April 18: Paky Saavedra: Composer, singer and guitarist from Honduras
April 25 : Manny Arteaga: Guitarist, vocalist from Venezuela
Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April 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.

Growing Gardeners

Start: Apr 14th at 10:00 am

End: Apr 14th at 12:00 pm


Introduce your kids’ little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The New Orleans Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems.
Age requirement: Children ages 6-9 welcome
Class fee: $17 per class. $14 per class if you register for 6 classes at once! *When paying in advance classes do not need to be used consecutively.
For more information and to register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

Bio Blitz New Orleans City Park
Start: Apr 14th at 8:00 pm

End: Apr 14th at 12:00 pm

Free to participate

New Orleans City Park and Loyola University are calling on all volunteer scientists, coastal researchers, naturalists, teachers, students, and families to join us for the third day of citizen science contributing to the year-long BioBlitz of New Orleans City Park. The aim of the project is to identify as many species as possible and add observations to an existing list of native and introduced flora and fauna in the Park. Data gathered will be used by City Park to prepare for the future by informing park management plans.

The "Citizen Science" project will take place on April 14, 2018 from 8am-12pm, and 6pm-9pm.

Click here to register. 

Evenings with Enrique

Start: Apr 18th at 5:00 pm

End: Apr 18th at 8:00 pm

Free Admission

Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm
April 18: Paky Saavedra: Composer, singer and guitarist from Honduras
April 25: Manny Arteaga: Guitarist, vocalist from Venezuela
Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April 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.

Growing Gardeners

Start: Apr 21st at 10:00 am

End: Apr 21st at 12:00 pm


Introduce your kids’ little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The New Orleans Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems.
Age requirement: Children ages 6-9 welcome
Class fee: $17 per class. $14 per class if you register for 6 classes at once! *When paying in advance classes do not need to be used consecutively.
For more information and to register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

Earth Day

When: April 24, 2018

Where: New Orleans Botanical Garden (5 Victory)

Hours: 4pm to 7pm

Parking: Street Parking

Admission: Free (donations accepted)

Get details by clicking this link.

Evenings with Enrique

Start: Apr 11th at 5:00 pm

End: Apr 11th at 8:00 pm

Free Admission


Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm

April 11: Raphael Bas: French guitarist, harmonica player, vocalist from France
April 18: Paky Saavedra: Composer, singer and guitarist from Honduras
April 25 : Manny Arteaga: Guitarist, vocalist from Venezuela
Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April 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 Workshop

Start: Apr 28th at 10:30 am

End: Apr 28th at 11:30 am

$12/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, we'll take a walk around the Conservatory of Two Sisters to view the New Orleans Botanical Garden's beautiful orchids.

A little about the instructor: 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

To Register call Susan at 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

“Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3 ~ Nature’s Architecture of Sounding Harmonics”

Start: May 02nd at 6:30 pm

End: May 02nd at 8:00 pm

$10/person

To register: Call (504)483-9473 or e-mail scapley@nocp.org

Heather Hoeksema is an architect turned author/musician writing and playing music in alignment with Nature’s harmonics. Having recently published the first book of the series Singular Architecture, titled ‘Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3’ she is giving a talk about the butterfly and its ability to seed stitch ‘biodiversing’ ecology within Earth. Hoeksema will introduce a new way of thinking about modern chaos, the modern butterfly effect, and distinguish it from what she terms the holistic butterfly effect…that which returns the environment toward the inherent balance within nature. She will connect the dots between ecological biodiversity, field theory, and fluid dynamics while addressing the unhealthy artificial architectural environment humans have built. With visual and audio descriptions, she will discuss ways in which we can shape our future environments to return the ‘artificial’ to ‘natural’ based on healing harmonic resonance. The butterfly takes epic migratory flight, cross pollinating from one field of flowers to another across continents, stimulating biodiverse nature around the planet. The butterfly achieves its role in nature, because the architecture of its wings. Its tectonic fabrication gives it the ability to fly such vast distances. This is the basis of Singular Architecture. Hoeksema will be playing a few harmonic songs from her upcoming original album, during her visit.

Heather A. Hoeksema is an author of experience. With a background in the human sciences and extensive experience in the cultural arts, she's developed a conceptual foundation for shaping architectural environments across measurements of time and place. This foundation integrates environments around and within the human body, at all scales of sustainability. She intuitively and intentionally integrates physiological health through an understanding of fabrication. Beginning with storytelling, she cross connects ideologies of natural healing in multiple audio/visual mediums essentially grounded in the sensation of vibrating touch. Linguistics, music, and moving picture/sound are her current focus. As a professional architect she has produced and exhibited architecture internationally for well over two decades. She is currently focusing on temporal experience composition as a precursor process to the fabrication of human environments.

May Plant Sale

May 12th at 9:00 am

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 May Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. For more information call 504-658-2900.

June Plant Sale

June 09th at 9:00 am

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 June Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. For more information call 504-658-2900.

July Plant Sale

July 14th at 9:00 am

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 July Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. For more information call 504-658-2900.

August Plant Sale

August 11th at 9:00 am

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 August Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. For more information call 504-658-2900.

September Plant Sale

September 08th at 9:00 am

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. For more information call 504-658-2900.

Talk: The Natural History of City Park’s Dragonfly and Damselfly Communities

Start: Sep 22nd at 10:00 am

End: Sep 22nd at 11:00 am

$10 adults and $5 for children over 7 years old


Learn about the Natural History of City Park's Dragonfly and Damselfly Communities! You will be able to see some dragonflies and damselflies on display, and then venture into the Park to observe these insects in their natural habitats.  Participants will learn a variety of things from their natural history to how to properly catch and handle these creatures! This is a great class to take as a family as both kids and adults will learn something new. The class is located in the Lath House/Garden Study Center in New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center at 5 Victory.
To register: Call (504)483-9473 or e-mail scapley@nocp.org

A little about the speaker: Andrew Harper is a senior at Loyola University New Orleans from St. Louis, Missouri.  He is currently conducting research on the specie diversity and abundance of dragonflies and damselflies within New Orleans City Park. New Orleans, especially, is home to many diverse ecosystems and the ecosystems within urban environments is what has shaped his research interests.  He is planning to do a more intensive study on how dragonflies and damselflies interact within urban ecosystems in his graduate program.

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

There are 11 miles of lagoons in City Park. (Therefore, 22 miles of shoreline.)