Calendar Of Events

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    September topic: Native Louisiana
    In September, Growing Gardeners go native! Explore the meaning of native plants and their importance for the planet. Growing Gardeners will spend time in the Botanical Garden’s Native Plant Garden and learn why we plant natives in our gardens.

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  • Collecting Seed from Louisiana Native Plants

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    Marc will discuss collecting and storing seed and some methods of propagating native wildflowers and grasses of Louisiana. He will touch on the requirements of specific species and will focus on those species that are hardest to grow. Feel free to bring questions about plants you may be interested in growing in your garden.

    Marc Pastorek is an environmentalist with a deep interest in natural systems and their restoration and management. He is co-founder of Pastorek Habitats, a landscape design and consulting firm that specializes in restoring native grassland habitat. Marc is a contributor to the new book Southeastern Grasslands: Biodiversity, Ecology and Management, University of Alabama press. He and his wife Candi operate their business as partners and live and garden in Covington, Louisiana.
     

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  • Evenings with Enrique - Leonardo & Zelia

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    Join us every Wednesday night in October for our hit series, "Evenings with Enrique" in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Visitors to the garden will be able to view the work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree.  This week features Leonard and Zelia, pianist from Colombia and vocalist from Guatemala.  Latin food will be available from La Cocinita food truck.  Mojitos, wine and water are available for purchase

    New this October:  Chef Pat White of Karibu Kitchen will be cooking up treats in the wood-burning oven in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens’ recently opened "Kitchen in the Garden".   

    Chairs are encouraged. No outside food or drink please.  Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, 5 Victory Avenue.

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  • Fall Garden Festival (day one)

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    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Guests enjoy 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. The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information or to secure a vendor booth call 504-483-9473. The festival is two days: Saturday October 5th 2019 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday October 6th from 10am to 4pm. Click the link to purchase tickets.

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  • Fall Garden Festival (day 2)

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    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Guests enjoy 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. The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information or to secure a vendor booth call 504-483-9473. The festival is two days: Saturday October 5th 2019 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday October 6th from 10am to 4pm. Click the link to purchase tickets.

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  • Evenings with Enrique - Paki Saavedra

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    Join us every Wednesday night in October for our hit series, "Evenings with Enrique" in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Visitors to the garden will be able to view the work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree.  This week features Paki Saavedra, guitarist and singer from Honduras.  Latin food will be available from La Cocinita food truck.  Mojitos, wine and water are available for purchase

    New this October:  Chef Pat White of Karibu Kitchen will be cooking up treats in the wood-burning oven in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens’ recently opened "Kitchen in the Garden".  

    Chairs are encouraged. No outside food or drink please.  Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, 5 Victory Avenue.

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  • Magic in the Moonlight presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust

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    Join us for Magic in the Moonlight presented by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust.   An elegant al fresco dinner, prepared by Chef John Currence of City Grocery in Oxford, Mississippi, and served under the stars on flower-filled, candlelit tables in the New Orleans Botanical Garden .  There will be a fabulous auction of special items, music, and dancing.  We promise a beautiful and fun evening to benefit this cultural asset in our city.

     

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    October topic: All Things Trees
    This month, Growing Gardeners learn all about trees! Exploring the Botanical Garden’s trees, Growing Gardeners will develop an appreciation for these amazing organisms and study how important trees are to people, animals, and the planet as a whole.

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  • The Abundant Fall Vegetable Garden with a cooking demonstration

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    In New Orleans, the absolute best time for growing vegetables is in the fall and winter and there is an abundant amount of cool weather vegetables to be grown. Join Anna Timmerman from the  LSU AgCenter to learn about what is growing in the garden followed by a cooking demo by Chef Grace Treffinger, Cattail Cooks in our new Kitchen in the Garden.

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  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Black Pearl Catering in the Kitchen in the Garden

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    Chef Woody Poche of Black Pearl Catering will demonstrate the art of roasting a whole animal showing that each part of the animal possesses a different flavor. Experience these different flavors along with flatbread and sauces. 

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  • Little Acorns

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    Kids ages 18 months – 4 years join us under the Alferez Oak in The New Orleans Botanical Garden for an hour of fun! Each meeting we will read a story, do a hands-on activity and have a healthy snack! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.  

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Evenings with Enrique - Javier Gutierrez

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    Join us every Wednesday night in October for our hit series, "Evenings with Enrique" in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Visitors to the garden will be able to view the work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree.  This week features Javier Guitierrez, guitarist and singer from Bolivia.  Latin food will be available from La Cocinita food truck.  Mojitos, wine and water are available for purchase

    New this October:  Chef Pat White of Karibu Kitchen will be cooking up treats in the wood-burning oven in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens’ recently opened "Kitchen in the Garden".  

    Chairs are encouraged. No outside food or drink please.  Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, 5 Victory Avenue.

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    September topic: Native Louisiana
    In September, Growing Gardeners go native! Explore the meaning of native plants and their importance for the planet. Growing Gardeners will spend time in the Botanical Garden’s Native Plant Garden and learn why we plant natives in our gardens.

    More Information
  • Collecting Seed from Louisiana Native Plants

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Marc will discuss collecting and storing seed and some methods of propagating native wildflowers and grasses of Louisiana. He will touch on the requirements of specific species and will focus on those species that are hardest to grow. Feel free to bring questions about plants you may be interested in growing in your garden.

    Marc Pastorek is an environmentalist with a deep interest in natural systems and their restoration and management. He is co-founder of Pastorek Habitats, a landscape design and consulting firm that specializes in restoring native grassland habitat. Marc is a contributor to the new book Southeastern Grasslands: Biodiversity, Ecology and Management, University of Alabama press. He and his wife Candi operate their business as partners and live and garden in Covington, Louisiana.
     

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