Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    August topic: Gardens Around the World

    After exploring our own wetlands last month, Growing Gardeners will embark on a fun-filled adventure around the world to study ecosystems unlike our own. Join us as Growing Gardeners explore the New Orleans Botanical Garden and learn about ecosystems like tropical rain forests and desserts. 

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    September topic: Native Louisiana
    In September, Growing Gardeners go native! Explore the meaning of native plants and their importance for the planet. Growing Gardeners will spend time in the Botanical Garden’s Native Plant Garden and learn why we plant natives in our gardens.

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  • Wisner Tract Master Plan Public Meeting

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    The Wisner Tract is 100-acre open space centrally located within City Park. It is currently the focus of a planning effort undertaken by City Park and Design Workshop, a landscape architecture firm.

    The public is invited to a Wisner Tract Master Plan Community Workshop Public Meeting to talk about opportunities, challenges, and goals for this passive recreation space in City Park. 

    Two identical sessions are open for the public:

    September 12, 2019

    4pm or 6:30pm

    Arbor Room at Popp Fountain

    Visit this link for more information on the project. Another public meeting will be scheduled in November 2019. If you are unable to attend a meeting in person but wish to make comments about the Wisner Tract and its future, please send an email to: wisnermasterplan@nocp.org.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    September topic: Native Louisiana
    In September, Growing Gardeners go native! Explore the meaning of native plants and their importance for the planet. Growing Gardeners will spend time in the Botanical Garden’s Native Plant Garden and learn why we plant natives in our gardens.

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  • Collecting Seed from Louisiana Native Plants

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    Marc will discuss collecting and storing seed and some methods of propagating native wildflowers and grasses of Louisiana. He will touch on the requirements of specific species and will focus on those species that are hardest to grow. Feel free to bring questions about plants you may be interested in growing in your garden.

    Marc Pastorek is an environmentalist with a deep interest in natural systems and their restoration and management. He is co-founder of Pastorek Habitats, a landscape design and consulting firm that specializes in restoring native grassland habitat. Marc is a contributor to the new book Southeastern Grasslands: Biodiversity, Ecology and Management, University of Alabama press. He and his wife Candi operate their business as partners and live and garden in Covington, Louisiana.
     

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  • Fall Garden Festival (day one)

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

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  • Fall Garden Festival (day 2)

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationFriends of City ParkKid FriendlyNature

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

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    October topic: All Things Trees
    This month, Growing Gardeners learn all about trees! Exploring the Botanical Garden’s trees, Growing Gardeners will develop an appreciation for these amazing organisms and study how important trees are to people, animals, and the planet as a whole.

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  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

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    In this three hour hands on workshop, you will learn bonsai basics and you will create your very own bonsai tree. If you have ever wanted to learn the art of bonsai and how these living works of art are created, then this workshop is for you! Bring your own bonsai pot if you wish as special bonsai soil will be provided. What to bring: sharp pair of scissors, garden gloves, and apron. Soil, wire, and a Juniper will be provided. Class limit 15

    Jim Osborne is a native to New Orleans and an “Award Winning Bonsai Artist” winning the 2008 Vaughn Banting award.  He has served as a Board of Director for the past seven years and is past Vice-President and past President of the Bonsai Society. He has displayed his personal bonsai collection in the fall and spring New Orleans Botanical Garden Flower Show for many years. Jim has also displayed his bonsai at Art in Bloom in the New Orleans Museum of Art.
    Location: Garden Study Center 

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    November topic: Garden Preservation
    As the fall harvest comes to a close, Growing Gardeners will spend this month learning all about preservation in the garden. From seed collecting to pickling, Growing Gardeners practice techniques to preserve their vegetables for future planting and eating!
     

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    November topic: Garden Preservation
    As the fall harvest comes to a close, Growing Gardeners will spend this month learning all about preservation in the garden. From seed collecting to pickling, Growing Gardeners practice techniques to preserve their vegetables for future planting and eating!
     

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    Garden Holiday Crafts
    This month, Growing Gardeners kick off the holiday season in style! Filled with garden inspired treats, crafts, and games, join the Growing Gardeners for a fun-filled holiday celebration.

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    August topic: Gardens Around the World

    After exploring our own wetlands last month, Growing Gardeners will embark on a fun-filled adventure around the world to study ecosystems unlike our own. Join us as Growing Gardeners explore the New Orleans Botanical Garden and learn about ecosystems like tropical rain forests and desserts. 

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