Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Orchid Culture Basics Workshop

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationNature

    Spring is the best time to repot most orchids. Larry Hennessey will cover all of the basics you’ll need to know to successfully repot and take care of your orchids. After the orchid class, we'll take a walk around the Conservatory of Two Sisters to view the New Orleans Botanical Garden's beautiful orchids.

    A little about the instructor: Larry Hennessey has been growing Orchids for 20 years in New Orleans. Larry is he past President of the New Orleans Orchid Society and also a member of the American Orchid Society. Many of his plants have received awards at local orchid shows and two orchids have been recognized as having superior flowers by the American Orchid Society.

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park

    To Register click on the ticket link. Questions: call Susan at 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

  • “Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3 ~ Nature’s Architecture of Sounding Harmonics”

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    To register: Call (504)483-9473 or e-mail scapley@nocp.org

    Heather Hoeksema is an architect turned author/musician writing and playing music in alignment with Nature’s harmonics. Having recently published the first book of the series Singular Architecture, titled ‘Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3’ she is giving a talk about the butterfly and its ability to seed stitch ‘biodiversing’ ecology within Earth. Hoeksema will introduce a new way of thinking about modern chaos, the modern butterfly effect, and distinguish it from what she terms the holistic butterfly effect…that which returns the environment toward the inherent balance within nature. She will connect the dots between ecological biodiversity, field theory, and fluid dynamics while addressing the unhealthy artificial architectural environment humans have built. With visual and audio descriptions, she will discuss ways in which we can shape our future environments to return the ‘artificial’ to ‘natural’ based on healing harmonic resonance. The butterfly takes epic migratory flight, cross pollinating from one field of flowers to another across continents, stimulating biodiverse nature around the planet. The butterfly achieves its role in nature, because the architecture of its wings. Its tectonic fabrication gives it the ability to fly such vast distances. This is the basis of Singular Architecture. Hoeksema will be playing a few harmonic songs from her upcoming original album, during her visit. 

    Heather A. Hoeksema is an author of experience. With a background in the human sciences and extensive experience in the cultural arts, she's developed a conceptual foundation for shaping architectural environments across measurements of time and place. This foundation integrates environments around and within the human body, at all scales of sustainability. She intuitively and intentionally integrates physiological health through an understanding of fabrication. Beginning with storytelling, she cross connects ideologies of natural healing in multiple audio/visual mediums essentially grounded in the sensation of vibrating touch. Linguistics, music, and moving picture/sound are her current focus. As a professional architect she has produced and exhibited architecture internationally for well over two decades. She is currently focusing on temporal experience composition as a precursor process to the fabrication of human environments.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid FriendlyNature

    Introduce your kids’ little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The New Orleans 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 (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid FriendlyNature

    Introduce your kids’ little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The New Orleans 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 (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

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

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    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 scapley@nocp.org

    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)

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationFriends of City ParkKid FriendlyNature

    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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  • Orchid Culture Basics Workshop

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationNature

    Spring is the best time to repot most orchids. Larry Hennessey will cover all of the basics you’ll need to know to successfully repot and take care of your orchids. After the orchid class, we'll take a walk around the Conservatory of Two Sisters to view the New Orleans Botanical Garden's beautiful orchids.

    A little about the instructor: Larry Hennessey has been growing Orchids for 20 years in New Orleans. Larry is he past President of the New Orleans Orchid Society and also a member of the American Orchid Society. Many of his plants have received awards at local orchid shows and two orchids have been recognized as having superior flowers by the American Orchid Society.

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park

    To Register click on the ticket link. Questions: call Susan at 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

  • “Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3 ~ Nature’s Architecture of Sounding Harmonics”

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    To register: Call (504)483-9473 or e-mail scapley@nocp.org

    Heather Hoeksema is an architect turned author/musician writing and playing music in alignment with Nature’s harmonics. Having recently published the first book of the series Singular Architecture, titled ‘Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3’ she is giving a talk about the butterfly and its ability to seed stitch ‘biodiversing’ ecology within Earth. Hoeksema will introduce a new way of thinking about modern chaos, the modern butterfly effect, and distinguish it from what she terms the holistic butterfly effect…that which returns the environment toward the inherent balance within nature. She will connect the dots between ecological biodiversity, field theory, and fluid dynamics while addressing the unhealthy artificial architectural environment humans have built. With visual and audio descriptions, she will discuss ways in which we can shape our future environments to return the ‘artificial’ to ‘natural’ based on healing harmonic resonance. The butterfly takes epic migratory flight, cross pollinating from one field of flowers to another across continents, stimulating biodiverse nature around the planet. The butterfly achieves its role in nature, because the architecture of its wings. Its tectonic fabrication gives it the ability to fly such vast distances. This is the basis of Singular Architecture. Hoeksema will be playing a few harmonic songs from her upcoming original album, during her visit. 

    Heather A. Hoeksema is an author of experience. With a background in the human sciences and extensive experience in the cultural arts, she's developed a conceptual foundation for shaping architectural environments across measurements of time and place. This foundation integrates environments around and within the human body, at all scales of sustainability. She intuitively and intentionally integrates physiological health through an understanding of fabrication. Beginning with storytelling, she cross connects ideologies of natural healing in multiple audio/visual mediums essentially grounded in the sensation of vibrating touch. Linguistics, music, and moving picture/sound are her current focus. As a professional architect she has produced and exhibited architecture internationally for well over two decades. She is currently focusing on temporal experience composition as a precursor process to the fabrication of human environments.