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  • Wednesday Evenings in the Garden

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    In the mood for some mouth-watering, taste bud pleasing dishes? If your answer is an emphatic "yes" then the New Orleans Botanical Garden has got you covered. Chef Pat White hosts "Wednesday Evenings in the Garden" where he cooks up a flavorful variety of delectables on the spot in our outdoor Kitchen in the Garden. Stay and enjoy your meal surrounded by the beauty of the Garden or grab it to go and enjoy it wherever you like— either way, your meal is going to be delicious. If you do choose to stay, make sure you stop by the Garden Bar for one of our famous Botanical Garden Mojitos to wash everything down. It is best to order online  because food items are limited. Please click here for available menu items. The menu changes every Wednesday and is updated with new items every Monday morning.

    Garden hours are extended on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and admission is free on Wednesdays for all Louisiana residents courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

    *Face masks covering the mouth and nose are required for entry into the Garden per a directive from the City of New Orleans.

  • Dinner in Your Secret Garden

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    It's a delightufl "October surprise" that's sure to please New Orleans foodies— James Beard Award winning Chef Susan Spicer hosts the second "Dinner in Your Secret Garden." The series is part of the New Orleans Botanical Garden's Fall 2020 season lineup and allows guests to dine in the shade of Live Oak Trees in the beautiful Southern Shade Garden, the very private and exclusive Japanese Garden or, to dine in our new "Chapel of the Rain" while listening to the steady flow of the "Visitation" Fountain.

    No matter which option you choose for "your" Secret Garden Dining adventure, you will be treated to a truly unique dining experience. So choose a spot, and come relax with your friends/family and enjoy hor d'ouevres, a three- course meal, and dessert in the beauty and serenity of the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Wine will be served with dinner. Upon arrival guests will be treated to a glass of Champagne or a specialty cocktail. For tickets and menu offerings please click here.

    Dress code is business casual. 

    *Face masks covering the mouth and nose are required for entry into the Botanical Garden per a directive from the City of New Orleans.

  • Super Saturday

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    Join us for a morning of volunteering in New Orleans City Park! We cannot keep the Park looking as good as it does without the help from the community. Meet a little before 9am and work until noon. To sign up and get details on that day's meet-up location, contact Tyler Havens at thavens@nocp.org. Always wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and bring a water bottle.