Additional Garden Events

At the New Orleans Botanical Garden

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“Plant your mail: Handmade Seed Paper”

Start: Aug 04th at 10:00 am

End: Aug 04th at 12:00 pm

$18/person (adults and kids)

Learn the art and craft of making paper by hand as we pull postcard-sized sheets of paper embedded with wildflower seeds. Once dry, the paper can be planted to produce your own little garden of wild flowers.

Instructor: Jessica Peterson: Jessica Peterson is a letterpress printer and book artist at The Southern Letterpress. She has taught letterpress printing, papermaking book arts and graphic design at Uni­ver­sity of Alabama and Mis­sis­sippi Uni­ver­sity for Women. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Insti­tute of Chicago and a MFA from Book Arts Pro­gram at Uni­ver­sity of Alabama. Her artists’ books are col­lected in pri­vate and pub­lic libraries around the country.

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

Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park

Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas visitor center and follow the signs to the Garden Study Center. Please bring your receipt to class.

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.

Flower Press Class
Start: Aug 25th at 10:30 am

End: Aug 25th at 12:00 pm

$20/p

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 great of pressing, you will make a flower press and decorate it along with gathering flowers from the garden to press in your new flower press. Instruction and materials included in this class.

Registration is required. Class limit to 25 people.

Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden

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

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Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park

Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas visitor center and follow the signs to the Garden Study Center. Please bring your receipt to class.

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:

Dedicated in the memory of Angele M. Langles for her gift to the park, the Langles Bridge (1902) behind Casino Building is a popular for spot for wedding ceremonies and landscape painters. Angele and her mother died on the morning of July 4, 1898 when the French steamboat, La Bourgogne, sank after colliding with a British ship in the North Atlantic.