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  • Threadhead Thursday

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    Special Outdoor Concert at the Botanical Garden from 6pm to 10pm.

    Live Entertainment: Marcia Ball, Brass-A-Holics, and Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show

    Free admission ($10 suggested donation to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden)

    Lawnchairs and blankets are welcome. Food and beverages available for purchase at the garden.

    Please contact the New Orleans Botanical Garden for more details: 483-9488.

  • 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.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Patrice Fisher & Arpa with special guest Angel Rios

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     Along with special guests from Honduras, violinist Angel Rios, harpist Patrice Fisher performs a blending of music from Central, South and North America. This project is partially supported by grants from the Arts Council of New Orleans, South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.  It is co-produced by Musicians for Music. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. Please remember to print your ticket(s) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event. 

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  • 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

  • Thursdays and Twilight - Creole String Beans

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    The classic New Orleans party band with exceptional taste in song selection and a repertoire that ranges far and wide from Fats Domino and Bobby Charles to Duke Ellington. Called “The best tasting band in New Orleans” by Chef John Besh, the Creole String Beans have defined a new era in 21st Century “Y’at Rock”. For more information about the band, visit creolestringbeans.com. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. Please remember to print your ticket(s) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event.

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  • 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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  • Thursdays at Twilight – Tanya and Dorise

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    Usually seen performing on the streets in the French Quarter, violinist Tanya and guitarist Dorise bring their musical talents indoors for our concert series. Music is what brought Tanya from Taiwan, and Dorise from Connecticut to New Orleans. Tanya and Dorise will perform a variety of music, including jazz, blues, rock, and soul. Don’t miss this concert, it will be fun. For more information about the band, visit tanyandorise.com. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. Please remember to print your ticket(s) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event.

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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.
     

  • Thursdays at Twilight -  Seva Venet and the New Orleans Banjo Celebration!

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    Seva Venet, banjo player extraordinaire, will be supported by a full 7 piece traditional New Orleans jazz ensemble. The music will feature compositions and banjo styles of 10 New Orleans banjo legends including Danny Barker, Johnny St. Cyr, Emmanuel Sayles, Creole George Guesnon, and Narvin Kimball.  Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight – Little Freddie King

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    The cousin of Lightnin' Hopkins, King learned guitar from his father, but in 1954 moved to New Orleans at the age of 14. He played in many juke joints with his friends Babe Stovall, Slim Harpo, and Champion Jack Dupree, playing both acoustic and electric guitar. He recorded the first electric blues album in New Orleans with Harmonica Williams in 1969. In 1976, King undertook a European tour alongside Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker.  He is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Three times selected Blues Performer of the Year in New Orleans. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.

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  • 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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  • Thursdays at Twilight – Julio and Cesar

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    Originally from Guatemala, Julio and Cesar Herrera have been in New Orleans for over 30 years.  They describe their music as constantly evolving, attributing this, in part, to their exposure from an early age to many cultures. For more information about the band, visit julioandcesar.com. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight – New Leviathan Oriental Fox Trot Orchestra

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    The New Leviathan Oriental Fox Trot Orchestra is an American revival orchestra that performs vintage American music popular from the 1890s through the early 1930s. The orchestra pays particular attention to the music of New Orleans, in addition to the well-known compositions of jazz and ragtime composers like Jelly Roll Morton, Fletcher Henderson, and Eubie Blake. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight – Symphony Chorus of New Orleans

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    The Symphony Chorus will perform Shubert and Vivaldi in the first half of the concert, and then music about New Orleans and Louisiana in the second half. Should be a great mix of music.  For more information about the band, visit symphonychorus.org. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Rocky’s Hot Fox Trot Orchestra

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    Celebrate the traditions of our New Orleans swing era with an energetic, upbeat patriotic concert.  The program will include hits from the era of the WWII “greatest generation”, popular modern tunes, and patriotic tributes. This swing ensemble features a full horn section with vocals. For more information about the band, visit rockyshfto.blogspot.com. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.

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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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  • Thursdays at Twilight – Boogiemen Swing Band

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    Will be performing the music of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble’, Harry Connick Jr. and more.....”  Don’t miss this special night of music! For more information about the band, visit boogiemen-nola.com. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Bon Operatit

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    From West Side Story to La Bohème, New Orleans opera singers Lauren Mouney Gisclair, Mary Penick Akin, Joseph Akin, and Jacob Penick serves up an appetizing selection of your favorite operatic and musical theatre show tunes! For more information about the band, visit bonoperatit.com. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.

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  • Threadhead Thursday

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    Special Outdoor Concert at the Botanical Garden from 6pm to 10pm.

    Live Entertainment: Marcia Ball, Brass-A-Holics, and Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show

    Free admission ($10 suggested donation to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden)

    Lawnchairs and blankets are welcome. Food and beverages available for purchase at the garden.

    Please contact the New Orleans Botanical Garden for more details: 483-9488.

  • Threadhead Thursday

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Special Outdoor Concert at the Botanical Garden from 6pm to 10pm.

    Live Entertainment: Marcia Ball, Brass-A-Holics, and Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show

    Free admission ($10 suggested donation to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden)

    Lawnchairs and blankets are welcome. Food and beverages available for purchase at the garden.

    Please contact the New Orleans Botanical Garden for more details: 483-9488.

  • 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.