Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Bird-watching in City Park

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    Explore the Couturie Forest while enjoying a look at City Park’s avian inhabitants. Our guide will show you their habits and alert you to their calls. Appropriate walking attire and binoculars are needed. Meet at the Couturie Forest trail-head on Harrison Avenue in City Park. 

    NOTE: Due to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Enter Harrison Avenue by Marconi Blvd.

    Mark Meunier holds biology degree from University of New Orleans and is a certified Master Naturalist. He has taught birding skills for the Louisiana Master Naturalist program for 7 years, and has participated in several different Christmas bird counts in Louisiana. He travels throughout Louisiana and abroad recording electronically on ebird, recording over 340 species in Louisiana. Mark is part of the New Orleans Botanical Garden staff.
     

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  • Dinner with Chef Alex Harrell and Chef Joaquin Rodas in the Kitchen in the Garden Chef Series

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    Chef Alex Harrell of Elysian Bar and Chef Joaquin Rodas of Bacchanal are bringing their backyard “winescentric” party vibes to this family-style dinner with wines curated by the Bacchanal team.  Presented by René Fransen & Eddie Bonin.  

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  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Wilfredo Avelar in the Kitchen in the Garden

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    Learn how to make the perfect tortilla with Chef Will Alevar! In this demonstration, Chef Alevar will share his family tradition of making the dough, forming the tortilla and cooking them to perfection as well as recipes for his favorite taco fillings. 

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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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  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Mike Friedman and Dan Stein in the Kitchen in the Garden

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    Dan Stein of Stein’s Deli and Chef Mike Friedman from Pizza Delicious will host a beer tasting and pizza making class. Chef Friedman will lead a hands-on demonstration where attendees will learn to create the famous Pizza Delicious dough and sauce, complete with a dough tossing lesson.

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  • Super Plant Sale

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden is hosting a special plant sale in cooperation with the LSU Ag Center featuring only Louisiana Super Plants!

    Join your friends at the Botanical Garden Gift Shop on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 from 10 am to 4 pm daily.

    Choose from a full selection of cool-season bedding plants, shrubs, and  trees. Local LSU Ag agents, along with specialist agents from around the state, will be available to answer your 'Super Plant' questions and more! 

    Learn more about the Super Plant program here.   Learn more about the plants here.

    This sale is open to the public and has no admission fee.

    Since you'll already be at the garden entrance, come on in!
    Entrance to the garden is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3.

  • Growing Gardeners

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    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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  • Super Plant Sale (day 2)

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden is hosting a special plant sale in cooperation with the LSU Ag Center featuring only Louisiana Super Plants!

    Join your friends at the Botanical Garden Gift Shop on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 from 10 am to 4 pm daily.

    Choose from a full selection of cool-season bedding plants, shrubs, and  trees. Local LSU Ag agents, along with specialist agents from around the state, will be available to answer your 'Super Plant' questions and more!

    Learn more about the Super Plant program here.   Learn more about the plants here.

    This sale is open to the public and has no admission fee.

    Since you'll already be at the garden entrance, come on in!
    Entrance to the garden is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3.

  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Jessie Gelini in the Kitchen in the Garden

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    Chef Jessie Gelini teaches how to make fresh cranberry preserves with hibiscus just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. There will be a special tasting where you will try the relish over cream cheese and homemade crackers baked in the Kitchen in the Garden wooden oven.  

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  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Melvin Stovall in the Kitchen in the Garden

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    Dr. Joe Willis of the LSU Ag Center will educate you on everything you ever wanted to know about local peppers.  Chef Melvin Stovall, known for his vegan Chinese pop-up, Midnight Noodle, will show participants what to do with these spicy native plants.  Chef Stovall will have spicy dishes to taste and a take-away to help recreate at home.

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  • Little Acorns

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    Kids ages 18 months – 4 years join us under the Alferez Oak in The New Orleans Botanical Garden for an hour of fun! Each meeting we will read a story, do a hands-on activity and have a healthy snack! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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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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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Kids ages 18 months – 4 years join us under the Alferez Oak in The New Orleans Botanical Garden for an hour of fun! Each meeting we will read a story, do a hands-on activity and have a healthy snack! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Kids ages 18 months – 4 years join us under the Alferez Oak in The New Orleans Botanical Garden for an hour of fun! Each meeting we will read a story, do a hands-on activity and have a healthy snack! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Bird-watching in City Park

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationNature

    Explore the Couturie Forest while enjoying a look at City Park’s avian inhabitants. Our guide will show you their habits and alert you to their calls. Appropriate walking attire and binoculars are needed. Meet at the Couturie Forest trail-head on Harrison Avenue in City Park. 

    NOTE: Due to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Enter Harrison Avenue by Marconi Blvd.

    Mark Meunier holds biology degree from University of New Orleans and is a certified Master Naturalist. He has taught birding skills for the Louisiana Master Naturalist program for 7 years, and has participated in several different Christmas bird counts in Louisiana. He travels throughout Louisiana and abroad recording electronically on ebird, recording over 340 species in Louisiana. Mark is part of the New Orleans Botanical Garden staff.
     

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  • Dinner with Chef Alex Harrell and Chef Joaquin Rodas in the Kitchen in the Garden Chef Series

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKitchen in the Garden

    Chef Alex Harrell of Elysian Bar and Chef Joaquin Rodas of Bacchanal are bringing their backyard “winescentric” party vibes to this family-style dinner with wines curated by the Bacchanal team.  Presented by René Fransen & Eddie Bonin.  

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