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  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

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    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 will run from 9am to 12pm on Saturday, April 29th. 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 call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org


    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.

  • Culinary Herb Bags Workshop

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    Join your friends to make an herb bag to hang by your porch, kitchen window, or back door. Learn about herb-gifts and cooking with herbs as well as the herb plants themselves. You will create and take an herb bag home with you. The class will take place in the Garden Study Center and is $15/ person. There is a class limit of 25 people. Pre-registration is required for all classes to ensure that a class is not canceled due to low enrollment. To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org. The class will run 2 hours. 

    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden
    A little about the instructor: Susan Capley is the Education Director at the New Orleans Botanical Garden for 9 years. She has been in the horticulture field for twenty five years and has worked in organic vegetable production, residential landscaping to Grounds Manager (Horticulturist) at the University of Kentucky Arboretum. Susan has a BS degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Kentucky

  • National Public Gardens Day

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park is proud to join American Public Gardens Association and 500+ gardens nationwide in celebrating an annual day 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 tours with admission to the garden. Tours will be given at 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3 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. Admission: $6 per person, kids 36" and under Free, Friends of City Park Free

    For further information contact Susan Capley, Education Director of the New Orleans Botanical Garden, at scapley@nocp.org or call (504)483-9473

  • Plant Sale - May

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    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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  • Pruning for Aesthetics Part II

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    Join us for a pruning demonstration by Landscape Architect Robin Tanner. He will show you how renovate over-grown shrubs improving plant health as well as contribute to the landscape design. This is an outdoor class so proper shoes and attire should be considered.
    Meet at the Arrival Garden in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. The class begins at 10:30 am and runs till noon. Register ahead of time by calling 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org. The class is $10/person.
    A little about the instructor: Robin Tanner has a Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University. He studied Japanese Gardens in Japan working with a garden maker. He has spent decades in practicing Landscape Architecture and a lifelong student of Japanese Gardens. Robin designed and installed the Japanese Garden, the Southern Shade Garden, and the Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
     

  • Plant Sale - June

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    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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  • New Orleans Botanical Garden Summer Camp

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    Date/Time: June 5th-9th, 9am-3pm.
    Children ages 6-10 are welcome to join us for a week of fun and learning as we play, explore, craft and experiment! Topics and educational activities will include gardening, science discovery and experiments, nature related arts and crafts, health and nutrition, harvesting produce and making snacks, scavenger hunts, games and play time. Pre-registration is required; cost is $230 per camper for the week. For more information contact: nobgeducation@nocp.org.

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  • Plant Sale - July

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    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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  • Plant Sale - August

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    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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  • Plant Sale - September

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    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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  • Fall Garden Festival (day 2)

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    October 7th and 8th: 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 $8 for adults and $4 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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  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

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    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 will run from 9am to 12pm on Saturday, April 29th. 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 call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org


    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.