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  • BioBlitz New Orleans City Park

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    This event will run from 8 am to noon. Volunteers should meet at the Volunteer Center before 8 am. Click here for a Park map. 

    Following a smash hit summer event that drew more than 300 participants, Loyola University New Orleans is once again hosting BioBlitz New Orleans City Park. Volunteer scientists, coastal researchers, naturalists, teachers, students, families, and interested residents of all ages are encouraged to join the event. A BioBlitz, also known as a biological inventory or biological census, is an event or intense period of surveying that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

    For more information contact, Patricia M. Murret' Associate Director of Public Affairs, at 504.861.5448, 504.352.8775, or pmurret@loyno.edu.

  • Why Tropical Plant Conservation?

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    Why Tropical Plant Conservation? Learn about National Tropical Botanical Garden's Impact in Hawaii and Across the Globe.

    This lecture will address the importance of tropical plant species and how protecting the biodiversity of Hawaii as well as tropical regions around the world makes a global impact. It will answer the question as to how someone who lives in Louisiana, for example, would be affected by our conservation efforts. This event is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Garden Study Center. The price is $10/person and may be paid at the door the day of. For more information please email Susan at SCapley@nocp.org.

    A little about the speaker: Charles R. "Chipper" Wichman, Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer and National Tropical Botanical Garden Director, joined NTBG's staff in 1976, after graduating from the Horticultural Internship program. He spent his early career developing Limahuli Garden. During this time, he obtained a Special Subzone designation in the Conservation District for the entire Limahuli Valley, restored ancient taro terraces, developed a collection of rare and endangered native Hawaiian plants, opened the garden to educational tours, and added the 989-acre Limahuli Preserve. Subsequently Limahuli was named the Best Natural Botanical Garden in the United States by the American Horticultural Society. 

    Click here for flyer.

  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    When: November 4
    Time: 10 am to noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory)

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems.
    Age requirement: Children ages 6-9 are welcome.
    Class fee: $17 per class. $14 per class if you register for 6 classes at once! *When paying in advance classes do not need to be used consecutively.
    For more information and to register, call 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    When: November 18
    Time: 10 am to noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory)

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems.
    Age requirement: Children ages 6-9 are welcome.
    Class fee: $17 per class. $14 per class if you register for 6 classes at once! *When paying in advance classes do not need to be used consecutively.
    For more information and to register, call 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    December 2
    Time: 10 am to noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory)

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems.
    Age requirement: Children ages are 6-9 welcome.
    Class fee: $17 per class. $14 per class if you register for 6 classes at once! *When paying in advance classes do not need to be used consecutively.
    For more information and to register, call 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    December  9
    Time: 10 am to noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory)

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems.
    Age requirement: Children ages 6-9 welcome
    Class fee: $17 per class. $14 per class if you register for 6 classes at once! *When paying in advance classes do not need to be used consecutively.
    For more information and to register, call 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Winter Gardening Symposium 2018

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    ‘Let it Rain’:  Living with Water in our Louisiana Landscapes: Winter Gardening Symposium 2018

    This event is at the New Orleans Museum of Art Auditorium and will run from 8 am to noon.  The symposium will host outstanding speakers and specialists in their fields, Dana Brown and Dan Johnson, as they discuss managing stormwater in your home garden. A forum of local experts, including Urban Conservancy, SOUL and Water Wise, will then present their options to maximize your landscape potential while using our bountiful rainfall. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

  • “Plants for Rainwater Management” Plant Sale

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    This plant sale is in the New Orleans Botanical Garden (under the big tent). It starts at 1pm and will end at 4pm. Exclusive access for MGGNO Winter Symposium "Let it Rain" attendees is from noon to 1pm. Details on the symposium can be found here.  Insider tip: Bring a wagon. Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory). Special shoutout to the amazing support of the Master Gardener volunteers (the MG of MGGNO) - thanks for all you do!

  • BioBlitz New Orleans City Park

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    This event will run from 8 am to noon. Volunteers should meet at the Volunteer Center before 8 am. Click here for a Park map. 

    Following a smash hit summer event that drew more than 300 participants, Loyola University New Orleans is once again hosting BioBlitz New Orleans City Park. Volunteer scientists, coastal researchers, naturalists, teachers, students, families, and interested residents of all ages are encouraged to join the event. A BioBlitz, also known as a biological inventory or biological census, is an event or intense period of surveying that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

    For more information contact, Patricia M. Murret' Associate Director of Public Affairs, at 504.861.5448, 504.352.8775, or pmurret@loyno.edu.

  • Why Tropical Plant Conservation?

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationNature

    Why Tropical Plant Conservation? Learn about National Tropical Botanical Garden's Impact in Hawaii and Across the Globe.

    This lecture will address the importance of tropical plant species and how protecting the biodiversity of Hawaii as well as tropical regions around the world makes a global impact. It will answer the question as to how someone who lives in Louisiana, for example, would be affected by our conservation efforts. This event is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Garden Study Center. The price is $10/person and may be paid at the door the day of. For more information please email Susan at SCapley@nocp.org.

    A little about the speaker: Charles R. "Chipper" Wichman, Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer and National Tropical Botanical Garden Director, joined NTBG's staff in 1976, after graduating from the Horticultural Internship program. He spent his early career developing Limahuli Garden. During this time, he obtained a Special Subzone designation in the Conservation District for the entire Limahuli Valley, restored ancient taro terraces, developed a collection of rare and endangered native Hawaiian plants, opened the garden to educational tours, and added the 989-acre Limahuli Preserve. Subsequently Limahuli was named the Best Natural Botanical Garden in the United States by the American Horticultural Society. 

    Click here for flyer.