Spring Garden Show

Invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy lectures and other activities.

Spring Garden Show at the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park

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, the Children’s Discovery Zone, an art market, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage.

CONTACT: Susan Capley, Education Director for the New Orleans Botanical Garden: SCapley@nocp.org or (504) 483-9473.

WHEN: April 11 and 12, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, April 12, 10am to 5pm

WHERE: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 3 Victory Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112
Enter on Victory Drive. 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 and Friends of City Park receive free admission.

SPEAKERS:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:30am to 11am VIDEO “Elem-Tree: Trees, Our Heritage, Our Lives”
Featuring Tom Campbell, Retired LA Urban Forestry Program Director and Paul Orr, Retired LA Forester.
This video was made possible but Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful and Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry

11:30am to 12:30pm “Using Rain Gardens in the Landscape”
Dana Nunez Brown, ASLA, AICP, LEED AP, Dana Brown & Associates, LLC
1pm to 2pm “Success with Indoor Plants”
Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter

2:30pm to 3:30pm "Fine Garden Designs using Native Plants"
Marc Pastorek, Meadowmakers, LLC
Sunday April 12, 2015
12pm to 1pm “Caring for Citrus and Managing its Pests”
Sarah Bertrand, Jefferson Parish Horticulture Extension, LSU AgCenter
1:30pm to 2:30pm “No Thyme for Parsley”
Linda Franzo & Collen Wood, Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit
3pm to 3:30pm VIDEO “Elem-Tree: Trees, Our Heritage, Our Lives”
Featuring Tom Campbell, Retired LA Urban Forestry Program Director and Paul Orr, Retired LA Forester. This video was made possible but Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful and Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry

The “Plant Doctor” Dr. Nick Singh, from the LSU AgCenter Plant Diagnostic Center, will also be on hand each day to answer questions about plant disease, insect and weed problems.
Patrons are encouraged to bring samples of plants with disease and insect problems to the Plant Health Clinic! Please bring the samples in a sealed zip-lock type bag. LSU AgCenter faculty and volunteers can help diagnose and recommend treatment for sick plants. For a nominal fee, soil samples may be brought in for analysis by the LSU AgCenter’s Soil Testing Lab. Please also provide these in a zip-lock type plastic bag.

For additional information or to book exhibit space, please contact the LSU AgCenter at (504) 658-2900.

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

Future Dates Spring Garden Show dates: April 2-3, 2016