The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals.
The festival includes plant & garden product exhibits, sales throughout the garden, a Children's Fun Fest activities area, educational programs, music, arts & crafts, and more. Educational programs take place in the Garden Study Center and are free with entrance to the show. There will be live music each day for patrons to enjoy.
This event is sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, the New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation, and Friends of City Park.
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 years old, Children under 4 years old and Friends of City Park members receive free admission. FOCP members will need to present their membership card.
Saturday, October 10th from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, October 11th from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park
Contact: Susan Capley, New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Director (483-9473 or SCapley@nocp.org)
Take a stroll through out life-sized scarecrows created by individuals, area schools and organizations. This is a competition for best of show for a cash prize and and first, second & third place ribbon winners in each category. Supported by Alligator Irrigation Supplies
Create a one-of-a-kind scarecrow for the Fall Garden Festival Scarecrow Contest! Individuals, families, businesses, civic organizations and schools are all invited to participate in this annual competition. The scarecrows will be on display in the garden during October and will be judged on the Saturday of the Fall Garden Festival.
Future Fall Garden Festival Dates:
October 10 and 11, 2020
October 9 and 10, 2021
October 8 and 9, 2022
October 7 and 8, 2023
October 5 and 6, 2024