Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Landscape Design: Thinking Outside the Boxwood

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    Walk and Talk with landscape architect, Robin Tanner.  He will walk participants through the Japanese Garden, Southern Shade Garden and the The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden while teaching elements of design. This class will be held outside; wear comfortable shoes and clothing suited for the event. Meet at the Arrival Garden. The class is $12/person. To register call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
    Robin Tanner has a Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University. He studied Japanese Gardens in Japan working with a garden maker. He has spent decades in practicing Landscape Architecture and a lifelong student of Japanese Gardens. Robin designed and installed the Japanese Garden, the Southern Shade Garden, and The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

  • 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 8th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 9th, 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.

    COST:
    Admission is $8.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Children 5 to 12. Children under 5 years old and Friends of City Park receive free admission.

    CONTACT:
    Chris Dunaway, LSU AgCenter: phone 504-736-6519 or 504-483-9471 or email cdunaway@agcenter.lsu.edu

    The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

    * Music and Education line-up to be announced.

    The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

  • 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 8th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 9th, 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.

    COST:
    Admission is $8.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Children 5 to 12. Children under 5 years old and Friends of City Park receive free admission.

    CONTACT:
    Chris Dunaway, LSU AgCenter: phone 504-736-6519 or 504-483-9471 or email cdunaway@agcenter.lsu.edu

    The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

    * Music and Education line-up to be announced.

    The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday Evenings in April (2017)
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April to celebrate "Evenings
    with Enrique." Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
    Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 14 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Guides will be available to discuss the life and work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and
    fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita Food Truck.
    Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
    Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm

    4/12 Oscar Sanchez (pianist and singer from Honduras)

    4/19 Patricia Fisher (harpist and conposer from New Orleans) and Frank Comiskey (pianist and composer from New Orleans)

    4/26 Raphael Bas (guitarist and singer from France)

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building (5 Victory Avenue). Call (504) 483-9472 with questions.

  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday Evenings in April (2017)
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April to celebrate "Evenings
    with Enrique." Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
    Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 14 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Guides will be available to discuss the life and work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and
    fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita Food Truck.
    Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
    Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm

    4/19 Patricia Fisher (harpist and conposer from New Orleans) and Frank Comiskey (pianist and composer from New Orleans)

    4/26 Raphael Bas (guitarist and singer from France)

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building (5 Victory Avenue). Call (504) 483-9472 with questions.

  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday Evenings in April (2017)
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April to celebrate "Evenings
    with Enrique." Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
    Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 14 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Guides will be available to discuss the life and work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and
    fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita Food Truck.
    Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
    Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm

    4/26 Raphael Bas (guitarist and singer from France)

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building (5 Victory Avenue). Call (504) 483-9472 with questions.

  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

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    In this hands-on workshop, students will learn bonsai basics and create a 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 and 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. The class will run from 9am to 12pm on Saturday, April 29th. The class is $35/person and is limited to 15 students and is in the Garden Study Center in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Pre-registration for the class is required. To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org


    A little about the instructor: 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.

  • Plant Sale - May

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    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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  • Plant Sale - June

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    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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  • Plant Sale - July

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    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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  • Plant Sale - August

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    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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  • Plant Sale - September

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    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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  • Fall Garden Festival

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    October 7th and 8th: Saturday: 10am to 5pm and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children 5 to 12 years old. Children under 5 and Friends of City Park enter free. There will be 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. Sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation and Friends of City Park.  The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information call 504-658-2900.

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  • Fall Garden Festival (day 2)

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    October 7th and 8th: Saturday: 10am to 5pm and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children 5 to 12 years old. Children under 5 and Friends of City Park enter free. There will be 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. Sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation and Friends of City Park.  The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information call 504-658-2900.

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