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  • SOLD OUT: Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

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    SOLD OUT: In this hands-on workshop, students will learn bonsai basics and create a 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 and 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. The class is $35/person and is limited to 15 students and is in the Garden Study Center in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Pre-registration for the class is required. To register click the BUY TICKETS link and call 483-9473 with questions.

    A little about the instructor: 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.

  • Talk: The Natural History of City Park’s Dragonfly and Damselfly Communities

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    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

    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.


  • Fall Garden Festival (day 2)

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    October 6th and 7th: Saturday: 10am to 5pm and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Children under 5 and Friends of City Park enter free. There will be 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. Sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation and Friends of City Park.  The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information call 504-658-2900.

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