Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenEducationKid FriendlyNature

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems. We'll play games, try new foods, create garden art, and more.

    For more information click 'more informtaion'. To register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

    More Information
  • Orchid Culture Basics

    Botanical GardenEducation

    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 take a walk around the conservatory of two sisters and see our beautiful orchids. 

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

    More Information
  • National Public Gardens Week

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    The New Orleans Botanical Garden is proud to join American Public Gardens Association and 500+ gardens nationwide in celebrating an annual week of awareness that honors the role public gardens play in promoting plant and water conservation, education, and environmental leadership. We invite the New Orleans community and tourists alike to explore the diverse beauty that the New Orleans Botanical Garden has to offer as well as its deep rooted history starting with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930's.

    Our offer: Free tour with admission to the garden Monday, May 13 through Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm. Each tour last one hour and 30 minutes depending on questions. Please arrive 15 minutes early before the tour begins. Limit 15 per group, all individuals welcome up to 50 people per tour. For further information contact Susan Capley, Education Director, at scapley@nocp.org or (504)483-9473.

  • Bullet-proof Native Plants for New Orleans Gardens

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Marc Pastorek has gardened in New Orleans' unique soils and environmental conditions for over 40 years. He will discuss some of his favorite easy-to-grow native plants and describe how he likes to use them in the landscape.

    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.

    Enter through the Oscar JH. Tolmas Center 5 Victory Ave New Orleans, LA 70124

    For further information call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

    More Information
  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    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.  

    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.

    Enter through the Gate right of the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, there will be signs insoide the garden leading to the Garden Study Center.

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
    For further information call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

    More Information
  • Make a Flower Press

    ArtBotanical GardenEducation

    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
     

    More Information
  • Flower Pressing

    ArtBotanical GardenEducation

    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
     

    More Information
  • Gingers for the New Orleans Area and How to Grow Them

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    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.

     

     



     

    More Information
  • Fall Garden Festival (day one)

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenEducationKid FriendlyMusicNature

    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.

    More Information
  • 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.

    More Information
  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenEducationKid FriendlyNature

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems. We'll play games, try new foods, create garden art, and more.

    For more information click 'more informtaion'. To register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

    More Information
  • Orchid Culture Basics

    Botanical GardenEducation

    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 take a walk around the conservatory of two sisters and see our beautiful orchids. 

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

    More Information