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  • Growing Gardeners

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    Time: 10 a.m. - noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Center

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The 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.

  • The World According to Grumpy

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    Steve will reveal age-old truths about good and bad plants and wise and stupid horticultural practices so that all who hear them may find enlightenment and happiness in their gardens without resorting to mind-altering substances.

    11am to 12:30pm: Lecture and Q&A
    12:45 pm to 1:15pm: Book signing of Steve’s new book “The Grumpy Gardener: An A to Z Guide from the Galaxy’s most Irritable Green Thumb”

    About the Author:  A Lutherville, MD, native, Steve Bender was exiled to Alabama in 1983 for reasons that remain secret to this day. He loves fried okra and often selects dinner wine based on whether it goes well with fried okra. His mission is to make gardening uplifting, accessible, and inspirational to all.
    Steve Bender is a Southern Living Garden editor.

    Lecture is $20.00 and Steve’s new book will be for sale at the event

    To RSVP for this event: Susan Capley, New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Director, (504) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org

    Sponsored by: Longue Vue House & Gardens, New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation

  • James Rivers Movement

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    James Rivers is a New Orleans musical treasure. He plays a mixture of rock, progressive jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel.  It is the sort of music that implies something for everybody. Rivers, one of only three jazz musicians ever known to play the bagpipes, would probably call himself a saxophonist, but his forte is really an amazing musical dexterity that has helped him master a dozen other instruments. 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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  • Rose Propagation Workshop

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    Learn how to propagate our beloved New Orleans old garden roses!  Don Hanson will teach how to choose the right rose and make the proper cuttings needed for propagation. You will leave with a wealth of information about rose propagation, care and maintenance as well as a propagated rose. This is a hands on program and all materials are included with this workshop. The class will last an hour and a half and is $15/person. The class is limited to 25 people and registration is required beforehand at scapley@nocp.org. If you have questions, please call Susan Capley, New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Director at 483-9473.

    Don Hanson is a rose enthusiast and volunteer at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. He is a Master Gardener and over the years he has been a member of the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society and the New Orleans Rose Society. He has experience in pruning, caring for roses, and rose propagation. Don is a very entertaining speaker who makes learning fun!
    Class Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park.
     

  • Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony

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    Performing all over the world, Topsy Chapman dazzles crowds with her suave style and clear melodious voice. To hear her is a pure delight.  Topsy was one of the original cast members of the Broadway hit “One Mo’ Time.” 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. For more information about the band, visit topsychapman.com.
     

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  • Raphael Bas and Harmonouche

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    Haromnouche, an amalgam created from the words harmonious, harmonica and “manouche”
    the French word for Gypsy.  Fun, fresh, and creative, Harmonouche plays music loaded with charisma and international flavor. This New Orleans gypsy traditional 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. It is going to be a great night 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. For more information about the band, visit raphaelbas.com.
     

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  • BB King’s Blues Club All-Star Band

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    This group is the most talented collection of musicians in the Mid-South.  Professional musicians Billy Thompson on guitar, Daryl Johnson on bass, Jeff Spence on piano, Earl Smith on drums, Chucky on sax, Tracy Griffen on trumpet, and vocalist Joy Owens make up The BB King’s All-Stars. As the house band of BB King’s Blues Club, these guys know how to jam. Performing rhythm and blues, classic soul, blues rock, and rock and roll.  Put on your dancing shoes! 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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  • Rose 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 March 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. 

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  • “Grafting Vegetables”

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    Grafting vegetables is not a new practice but one that many gardeners have little to no experience. Grafting vegetables has many possible advantages including resistance to root diseases, tolerance to temperature extremes, tolerance to salinity, and higher yields. This workshop will provide students with information about grafting vegetables, what materials are needed, and sources for plants and materials. The class includes a hands-on grafting. All participants will receive a grafted tomato plant and an un-grafted plant of the same variety  to take home. The plants you graft during the class will also be available for you to pick up a few weeks later if the graft is successful. The class runs from 12:30pm to 2pm. 
    Instructors: Dr. Joe Willis, LSU AgCenter, Orleans Parish Horticulture Extension Agent & Anna Timmerman, LSU AgCenter, Jefferson Parish Associate Horticulture Extension Agent
    Class is located in the Lath House/Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden
    The class is $15 per person and registration is needed. To register or ask questions, please reach Susan Capley, Eduaction Director, at (504)483-9473 or e-mail scapley@nocp.org.

  • The Yat Pack

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    The Yat Pack is a New Orleans based band modeled on the 60’s Vegas Swing Era.  They will perform classic big band numbers by Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin as well as contemporary artists like Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, and Harry Connick, Jr.  They will also mix in a heavy dose of good old New Orleans R&B. 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. For more information about the band, visit  theyatpack.com.
     

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  • Pfister Sisters

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    Holley Bendtsen, Yvette Voelker, Debbie Davis and Amasa Miller comprise one of the few groups that represent the New Orleans swing era with their recreation of the Boswell Sisters arrangements and the only act featuring vocal jazz harmony. They bring joy to your soul, harmony to your ears, and the best and biggest boogie-woogie to your feet. 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.  For more information about the band, visit pfistersisters.com. 

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  • New Orleans Mystics

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    Buy your tickets early so you will not miss this show featuring the music of Motown.  Songs from the Temptations, O’Jays, Marvin Gaye, and Otis Redding will all be part of this soulful tribute to some of the greatest music from the 1970s. 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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  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

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    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Phil Melancon

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    Phil performs the musical spirit and style of his hometown, New Orleans. As complex as gumbo, he cooks up a variety of musical flavors for your enjoyment. 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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  • Spring Garden Show

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    Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden

    WHAT:
    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.

    WHEN:
    Saturday, April 7th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 8th, 10 am to 4 pm

    WHERE:
    New Orleans Botanical Garden, (enter through the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124)
    There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot next to City Putt.

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

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  • Spring Garden Show

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    Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden

    WHAT:
    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.

    WHEN:
    Saturday, April 7th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 8th, 10 am to 4 pm

    WHERE:
    New Orleans Botanical Garden, (enter through the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124)
    There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot next to City Putt.

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

  • Paul Soniat and Special Guests

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    The Garden’s own singer/songwriter, Paul Soniat, will perform his original songs, and will perform for the first time new songs written for the City Park Historical Musical Train Tour.  Paul is always entertaining and engaging with the audience.  Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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. For more information about the band, visit  paulsoniat.com.
     

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  • 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.
     

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  • May 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 May 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.

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