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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. 

  • 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 April 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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  • 10th Annual Threadhead Thursday

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    Special concert at the Robert B. Haspel Outdoor Stage in the New Orleans Botanical Garden featuring Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Jamaican Me Breakfast Club.

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

    Lawn chairs and blankets welcome!
    Food and beverages available for purchase.


     

  • 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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  • Orchid Culture Basics

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    Spring is the best time to repot most orchids. Larry Hennessey will cover all of the basics you’ll need to know to successfully repot and take care of your orchids. After the orchid class take a walk around the conservatory of two sisters and see our beautiful orchids. 

    Larry Hennessey has been growing Orchids for 20 years in New Orleans. Larry is he past President of the New Orleans Orchid Society and also a member of the American Orchid Society. Many of his plants have received awards at local orchid shows and two orchids have been recognized as having superior flowers by the American Orchid Society.

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
    Questions call Susan at 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    PATRICE FISHER & ARPA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FROM BRAZIL: Special guests from Brazil joins harpist Patrice Fisher to perform a blending of music from Central, South and North America. 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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  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    John Boutte:  Voted best male vocalist of the year at both the "Best of the Beat" and the "Big Easy Awards".  His song "Treme" is the theme song of the popular HBO series.  johnboutte.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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  • 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. 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. The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

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  • National Public Gardens Week

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden is proud to join American Public Gardens Association and 500+ gardens nationwide in celebrating an annual week 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 tour with admission to the garden Monday, May 13 through Saturday, May 18 at 1 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. For further information contact Susan Capley, Education Director, at scapley@nocp.org or (504)483-9473.

  • 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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    CREOLE STRING BEANS: New Orleans party band with a repertoire that ranges far and wide from Fats Domino and Bobby Charles to Duke Ellington.  Declared by Offbeat Magazine as playing "the best straight up Swamp Pop 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. creolestringbeans.com  

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  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    NEW ORLEANS MYSTICS: 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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    BANU GIBSON: Banu stands at the top of her field. A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.  Her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted by her versatility. 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. banugibson.com  

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  • Bullet-proof Native Plants for New Orleans Gardens

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    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

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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. 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

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    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.

  • Make a Flower Press

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    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

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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. 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

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    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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  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    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. 

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    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. 

  • Evenings with Enrique

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenFreeMusic

    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 April 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.

    More Information
  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    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. 

  • 10th Annual Threadhead Thursday

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid FriendlyMusicNature

    Special concert at the Robert B. Haspel Outdoor Stage in the New Orleans Botanical Garden featuring Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Jamaican Me Breakfast Club.

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

    Lawn chairs and blankets welcome!
    Food and beverages available for purchase.


     

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    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. 

  • 10th Annual Threadhead Thursday

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid FriendlyMusicNature

    Special concert at the Robert B. Haspel Outdoor Stage in the New Orleans Botanical Garden featuring Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Jamaican Me Breakfast Club.

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

    Lawn chairs and blankets welcome!
    Food and beverages available for purchase.


     

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    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. 

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenEducationKid FriendlyNature

    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.

    More Information
  • Orchid Culture Basics

    Botanical GardenEducation

    Spring is the best time to repot most orchids. Larry Hennessey will cover all of the basics you’ll need to know to successfully repot and take care of your orchids. After the orchid class take a walk around the conservatory of two sisters and see our beautiful orchids. 

    Larry Hennessey has been growing Orchids for 20 years in New Orleans. Larry is he past President of the New Orleans Orchid Society and also a member of the American Orchid Society. Many of his plants have received awards at local orchid shows and two orchids have been recognized as having superior flowers by the American Orchid Society.

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
    Questions call Susan at 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
     

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  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    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. 

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    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.