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  • Bullet-proof Native Plants for New Orleans Gardens

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Marc Pastorek has gardened in New Orleans' unique soils and environmental conditions for over 40 years. He will discuss some of his favorite easy-to-grow native plants and describe how he likes to use them in the landscape.

    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.

    Enter through the Oscar JH. Tolmas Center 5 Victory Ave New Orleans, LA 70124

    For further information call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

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  • June Plant Sale

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenFreeKid FriendlyMusicNature

    The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. The June Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. Click the 'more information' to view infomation, plant lists, and for an insider tip.The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

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  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    In this three hour hands on workshop, you will learn bonsai basics and you will create your very own 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 as 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.  

    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.

    Enter through the Gate right of the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, there will be signs insoide the garden leading to the Garden Study Center.

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
    For further information call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Join kids ages 18 months to 4 years old under the Enrique Alférez Oak for storytime, activities, and a healthy snack. Kids won’t want to miss this! Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory Avenue). This 'class' is the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Admission is needed for each child but the required adult chaperone is free. Consider bringing a blanket to sit on. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required To register or with questions, please contact nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - The New Leviathan Oriental Fox Trot Orchestra

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    "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

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  • Make a Flower Press

    ArtBotanical GardenEducation

    Have you ever wanted to press fresh flowers to use in craft projects? Now is your chance! In this class we will talk about which flowers are worthy of pressing, we will make a flower press, and gather flowers from the garden to press in the flower press. Instruction and materials included in this class.  
    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
    Questions call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
     

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  • July Plant Sale

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenFreeKid FriendlyNature

    The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. The July Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. Click the 'more information' to view infomation, plant lists, and for an insider tip. The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

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  • Flower Pressing

    ArtBotanical GardenEducation

    This workshop will cover instructions on how to press flowers, which plants work and how long to dry them, we 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.  

    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden
    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
    To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
    Registration required
     

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  • Gingers for the New Orleans Area and How to Grow Them

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    New Orleans climate grows the biggest and most beautiful gingers in the south. Come learn about these beautiful plants from Tim Chapman the owner of Gingerwood Nursery. Tim Chapman will cover the major groups of gingers suitable for New Orleans and focus on many of the new introductions as well as some old tried and true ones.

    Tim Chapman has been growing, collecting, and selling gingers since the late 80’s. Gingerwood Nursery had been a part time business for many years but is now a full time operation.  Over the last 20+ years he has introduced many new gingers to the US.  This has been through trading with collectors around the world, traveling to Central America, South America, and especially South Asia to find new gingers.  In addition I have created hybrids of Costus, Curcuma, Hedychium and Kaempferia.   His focus has been on the cold hardy gingers and increasing their availability.

     

     



     

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