Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Little Acorns

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    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.

  • Growing Gardeners

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    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems. We'll play games, try new foods, create garden art, and more.

    For more information click 'more informtaion'. To register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

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  • Do It Yourself - Organic Wool Vases

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    Learn to use hand-spun and dyed wool from Vermont sheep and alpaca farmers to create one-of-a-kind practical and unusual vases.  Guests will be thrilled to learn how many awesome fibers you get to play with! Pre-registration (buy purchasing the ticket) is needed as the class is only open to 25 people. 

    Instuctor: Bella Legault

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park (enter at 5 Victory Avenue)

    Questions: call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
     
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    PAUL SANCHEZ: Paul Sanchez transforms audiences with his unique blend of music and storytelling.  His songs are powerful, sad, humorous, entertaining, and hopeful. Offbeat Songwriter of the Year multiple times. 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. paulsanchez.com 

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  • Total Lawn Care for the Deep South

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    Chris Dunaway with the LSU AgCenter will give a presentation on lawn care for the homeowner in the New Orleans area.

    Topics will include site preparation, turf selection, maintenance, pest and disease control, and overcoming problem situations.

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

  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    BOOGIEMEN SWING BAND:   "The Boogiemen" will perform the music of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Harry Connick, Jr., and more.  Don't miss this special night of music!!  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.   

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  • March Plant Sale

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    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. Admission to the plant sale is free. The September 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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  • Little Acorns

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    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

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    RAPHAEL BAS AND HARMONOUCHE: Harmonouche plays music loaded with charisma and international flavor. This New Orleans gypsy jazz band combines world class musicianship and a good dose of humor to deliver a unique sound orchestrated with jazz guitar, diatonic harmonica, singing, whistling, accordion, piano, clarinet and saxophone. 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. raphaelbas.com   

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  • Louisiana Irises: From the Wild to the Garden

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    Patrick O'Connor will speak about how our beloved Louisiana Irises made it to our garden beds. Patrick has hybridized Louisiana irises since the late 70s and have registered over 70 cultivars with the American Iris Society.  He owns Zydeco Louisiana Iris Garden, which sells plants online at www.zydecoirises.com.  Patrick is an officer and past president of the Greater New Orleans Iris Society and a past officer of the Society for Louisiana Irises.

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

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

  • Growing Gardeners

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    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems. We'll play games, try new foods, create garden art, and more.

    For more information click 'more informtaion'. To register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    HARVEY JESUS AND FIRE: ”Harvey Jesus and Fire” is Louisiana’s premiere dance band and has performed all over the Gulf South and Las Vegas. With the most extensive song list in their musical arsenal, it is sure to be a great evening of 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. harveyjesus.com

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  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
    Free Hours for LA residents: 10 am to 8 pm
    Special Programing: 5 pm to 8 pm
    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 pm every Wednesday during the month of October to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 16 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Click the 'more information' below for full schedule and more details.

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  • RESPONSE:  Artists in the Park (Botanical Garden)

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation is pleased to present "RESPONSE – Artists In The Park", an art exhibition and sale of original work created by noted emerging, mid-career and established visual artists “in response” to the landscapes of the New Orleans Botanical Garden and surrounding City Park. This multi-media exhibition will feature a broad spectrum of creativity, ranging from traditional “Plein air” painting to abstraction, photography, works in clay, and sculpture. Exhibiton will take place April 4th through April 7th with a Celebration Reception on the evening of April 5th.  

  • RESPONSE – Artists In The Park (Botanical Garden)

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation is pleased to present "RESPONSE – Artists In The Park", an art exhibition and sale of original work created by noted emerging, mid-career and established visual artists “in response” to the landscapes of the New Orleans Botanical Garden and surrounding City Park. This multi-media exhibition will feature a broad spectrum of creativity, ranging from traditional “Plein air” painting to abstraction, photography, works in clay, and sculpture. Exhibiton will take place April 4th through April 7th with a Celebration Reception on the evening of April 5th.  

  • Spring Garden Show

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    The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore the beautiful Botanical Garden, more than 50 horticultural exhibits, family friendly activities, and enjoy educational lectures. The festival includes plant sales, garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, a Children’s Discovery Zone, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage.

    Two days: Saturday, April 6th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 7th, 10 am to 4 pm

    Enter through the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Avenue

    Click 'more information' to get details and ticket information.

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  • Home Tweet Home

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    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • RESPONSE:  Artists in the Park (Botanical Garden)

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation is pleased to present "RESPONSE – Artists In The Park", an art exhibition and sale of original work created by noted emerging, mid-career and established visual artists “in response” to the landscapes of the New Orleans Botanical Garden and surrounding City Park. This multi-media exhibition will feature a broad spectrum of creativity, ranging from traditional “Plein air” painting to abstraction, photography, works in clay, and sculpture. Exhibiton will take place April 4th through April 7th with a Celebration Reception on the evening of April 5th.  

  • Spring Garden Show

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid FriendlyNature

    The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore the beautiful Botanical Garden, more than 50 horticultural exhibits, family friendly activities, and enjoy educational lectures. The festival includes plant sales, garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, a Children’s Discovery Zone, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage.

    Two days: Saturday, April 6th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 7th, 10 am to 4 pm

    Enter through the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Avenue

    Click 'more information' to get details and ticket information.

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  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
    Free Hours for LA residents: 10 am to 8 pm
    Special Programing: 5 pm to 8 pm
    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 pm every Wednesday during the month of October to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 16 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Click the 'more information' below for full schedule and more details.

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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.