Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Rose Pruning Demonstrations

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Come to the garden and learn how to prune roses!  The instructor, Susan Capley, will demonstrate and explain when, how, and why to prune your beloved roses. Susan will go over pruning methods addressing the needs of a hybrid tea rose to a New Orleans favorite: Old Garden Rose. Dress to be outside and wear comfortable shoes. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and outdoor attire as some of the class is outdoors. The class begins at 10:30am and runs and hour. The class is $10/person and takes place in the Garden Study Center.  Registration is required. For details and to register please contact Susan at 483-9473 or scapley@nocp.org.
    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.

  • Rose Propagation Workshop

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    This class will include instruction on how to propagate the beloved New Orleans old garden roses.  Don Hanson, a volunteer and rose enthusiast, will teach how to choose the right rose and make the proper cuttings needed for propagation. Students will leave with a wealth of information about rose propagation, care and maintenance, as well as gain hands-on knowledge learning to a propagated rose in class. This is a hands on program and all materials are included with this workshop.
    Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and outdoor attire as some of the class is outdoors. The class begins at 10:30am and runs to noon. The class is $15/person and takes place in the Garden Study Center.  Registration is required and the class is limited to 25 p[people. For details and to register please contact Susan at 483-9473 or scapley@nocp.org.
    A little about the instructor:
    Don Hanson is a rose enthusiast and volunteer at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. He is a Master Gardener and over the years he has been a member of the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society and the New Orleans Rose Society. He has an enormous amount of experience in pruning, care of roses, and rose propagation. Don is a very entertaining speaker that makes learning fun!

  • ‘Flower Pressing’ Class

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    This workshop will cover instructions on how to press flowers and 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. The class is $15/person and will run from 10am to 11:30am in the Garden Study Center building in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There is a class limit and registration ahead of time is required. (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

    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden

  • “Make a Flower Press” Class

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenEducation

    Have you ever wanted to press fresh flowers to use in craft projects? Now is your chance to learn how. The instructor of this class will teach the details about Flower Pressing. Learn which flowers are worthy of pressing, make a flower press, and also gather flowers from the garden to press in the press. This class will begin at 10am and run to noon. The class is $20/person and all materials are included in the price. The class will take place in the Garden Study Center in the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

    Registration & payment is required by March 3rd. There is a class limit of 24 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.

    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden

  • Culinary Herb Bags Workshop

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    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

  • Rose Pruning Demonstrations

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Come to the garden and learn how to prune roses!  The instructor, Susan Capley, will demonstrate and explain when, how, and why to prune your beloved roses. Susan will go over pruning methods addressing the needs of a hybrid tea rose to a New Orleans favorite: Old Garden Rose. Dress to be outside and wear comfortable shoes. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and outdoor attire as some of the class is outdoors. The class begins at 10:30am and runs and hour. The class is $10/person and takes place in the Garden Study Center.  Registration is required. For details and to register please contact Susan at 483-9473 or scapley@nocp.org.
    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.