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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Ages 6-9
    Garden Crafts
    As Growing Gardeners tend to their spring garden in the Children’s Garden, they will take some time to create art that reflects the beauty of the gardens around them. Our budding botanists will create labels and signs for their garden and learn how to craft using everything nature has to offer. 
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.
    To register with Dov: nobgeducation@nocp.org or 504-483-9470 

  • Introduction to Floral Design

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    The Spring Garden Show will be hosting a flower show put on by the Federated Council of New Orleans Garden Clubs April 4th and 5th, 2020. This class will teach you the floral designs that will be judged at the flower show and how they will be judged. The public now can participate in the flower show by submitting a floral design!  

    Entering a design is not a requirement. This class will teach you a foundation of good flower design principles to bring home to your next dinner party.

    Mary Ellen Miller, is the President of the Federated Council of New Orleans Garden Clubs INC, Immediate Past President of New Orleans Council of National Garden Club Flower Show Judges, and National Garden Club Master Gardening Consultant. She gives so much to City Park and all New Orleanians through organizing the garden club Christmas wreath project during the holidays along with decorating for the Celebration of the Oaks at City Park. 

    Located in the Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. Enter through the Tolmas Center 5 Victory Avenue 70124
    For further information 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

  • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park Spring Opening

    Activities

    Carousel Gardens Amusement Park reopens for the Spring! 

    Open: Saturdays and Sundays Feb. 29th through May 24th from 11am to 6pm and on Memorial Day 11am to 5pm

  • SABA Pita Demonstration with Chef Cara Peterson - Kitchen in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKitchen in the Garden

    Chef Cara will provide dough for the guests to form into shape and fire their PITA in the Kitchen in the Garden oven. Humus will also be available to snack on and Chef Cara will showcase charred leeks in the oven as a topping for the hummus.

    Wine will also be serve during the demo.

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  • Gotta Love Dem Oysters - Elysian Seafood - Kitchen in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKitchen in the Garden

    Oysters are one of the most quintessential New Orleans seafood. Join Chefs Brandon Blackwell, and Jennifer Sherrod-Blackwell from Elysian Seafood as they demonstrate how to shuck oysters, sample them raw on the half shell and charbroiled, and learn to make the sauces that accompany these briney treats! Beer will be served with this program.

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  • Dinner in the Garden with Chef Ryan Prewitt of Pêche

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    Please join us on Thursday, March 5th in the New Orleans Botanical Garden’s Kitchen in the Garden for a cocktail hour followed by an upscale three-course family style dinner with wine pairings led by Chef Ryan Prewitt of the award winning Pêche Restaurant. Focused on working with local fishermen and farmers who harvest sustainably, Pêche serves simply prepared contemporary dishes, rustic creations cooked on an open hearth, as well as fresh oysters and Gulf fish. 

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  • Super Saturday

    ActivitiesVolunteering Events

    Join us for a morning of volunteering in New Orleans City Park! We cannot keep the Park looking as good as it does without the help from the community. Meet a little before 9am and work until noon. To sign up and get details on that day's meet-up location, contact Tyler Havens at thavens@nocp.org. Always wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. 

  • Ladies 1/2 Marathon

    Activities

    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds. Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details and road closure information.

  • Poppy Tooker’s Drag Queen Brunch - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Poppy Tooker literally wrote the book on Drag Brunches. On March 8th she’s bringing the beautiful Drag Queens to the Kitchen in the Garden. Our Spring Queen Brunch will be hosted by Queens, Debbie With a D, Laveau Contraire,and Cucci Licci. The Brunch will feature Poppy’s recipes from her book prepared by Chef Pat White from Karibu Kitchen, and of course bottomless mimosas. Bring your dollar bills and all the sparkles you can find!

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  • Chef Series Dinner with Chef Stephen Stryjewski of Link Restaurant Group

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    Winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation “Best Chef South,” Stephen Stryjewski is Chef/Partner of New Orleans’ award winning restaurants Cochon, Cochon Butcher, Pêche Seafood Grill, Calcasieu - a private event facility, La Boulangerie - a neighborhood bakery and café, and Gianna. Stephen will be the Chef for a special sit-down dinner at our Kitchen in the Garden.

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  • Old Garden Rose Sale at Pelican Greenhouse

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    Our first plant sale of the year is exclusively ROSES- mainly old garden roses propagated from the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Please note this sale takes place on a Friday from 4pm to 6pm at Pelican Greenhouse- 2 Celebration Dr. in City Park. Come early for best selection and bring a wagon. There is no charge for entry to the sale. All roses are $20 each including tax. We accept cash, check, and credit. Click here for more information on this and other plant sales and plant availability (posted a few days before the sale). There will be a plant sale the following morning to include a full range of plants propagated from the botanical garden and grown in-house, including any remaining roses. 

  • Pelican Greenhouse Plant Sale

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    This is our first all-inclusive plant sale of 2020! The sale takes place at Pelican Greenhouse at 2 Celebration Drive featuring plants propagated from The New Orleans Botanical Garden. We will be selling an array of annuals, perennials, natives, succelents, edibles, and any remaining old garden roses (the premier sale for roses is Friday, March 13 from 4pm to 6 pm). Admission to the plant sale is free. We accept cash, check, credit cards, and debit cards. A plant availability list with general pricing will be listed several days before the sale here. Tip for first-timers: Quantities are limited, so arrive early for the best selection and bring a wagon to carry your plants. 

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Ages 6-9
    Insects
    This month, Growing Gardeners learn about the unsung heroes of the garden: bugs! Join us as we dig through dirt and turn over rocks to see insects in action. Growing Gardeners will develop an appreciation for the vital role that insects play in the garden ecosystem and have too much fun in the process!
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time. To register with Dov: nobgeducation@nocp.org or 504-483-9470 

  • Beekeeping, the Hive and the Honeybee

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKitchen in the Garden

    Join us to see a live observation hive and enjoy honey tasting from Slidell’s Honey Island Hives apiary. Located in the Kitchen in the Garden. Maureen will talk about the basics in beekeeping and will be bringing an observation hive to see bees work in action! You can purchase fresh local honey. Instructor Maureen Schenker, Honey Island Hives

  • Equest Farm’s Tails But No Black Tie

    Activities

    Join your friends at Tails But No Black Tie. An Equestrian Evening to see the country's finest horses execute jumps with speed & precision at the 15th annual "Tails" benefit. Get details here. 

  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Kids ages 18 months – 4 years join us under the Alferez Oak in The New Orleans Botanical Garden for an hour of fun! Each meeting we will read a story, do a hands-on activity and have a healthy snack! Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

  • Morgan Angelle of Bellegarde - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Bellegarde takes their bread seriously. From sourcing their grain to selling flour to the best restaurants in town they are doing it as pure as possible. Join Morgan Angelle for a hands-on demonstration of a few of Bellegarde’s most popular breads. Morgan will explain how to maintain and work with a sourdough starter and demonstrate shaping. Participants will learn how to recreate these breads and will taste some as well.

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Ages 6-9
    Garden Crafts
    As Growing Gardeners tend to their spring garden in the Children’s Garden, they will take some time to create art that reflects the beauty of the gardens around them. Our budding botanists will create labels and signs for their garden and learn how to craft using everything nature has to offer. 
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.
    To register with Dov: nobgeducation@nocp.org or 504-483-9470 

  • Introduction to Floral Design

    ActivitiesArtNOMABotanical GardenEducation

    The Spring Garden Show will be hosting a flower show put on by the Federated Council of New Orleans Garden Clubs April 4th and 5th, 2020. This class will teach you the floral designs that will be judged at the flower show and how they will be judged. The public now can participate in the flower show by submitting a floral design!  

    Entering a design is not a requirement. This class will teach you a foundation of good flower design principles to bring home to your next dinner party.

    Mary Ellen Miller, is the President of the Federated Council of New Orleans Garden Clubs INC, Immediate Past President of New Orleans Council of National Garden Club Flower Show Judges, and National Garden Club Master Gardening Consultant. She gives so much to City Park and all New Orleanians through organizing the garden club Christmas wreath project during the holidays along with decorating for the Celebration of the Oaks at City Park. 

    Located in the Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. Enter through the Tolmas Center 5 Victory Avenue 70124
    For further information 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

  • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park Spring Opening

    Activities

    Carousel Gardens Amusement Park reopens for the Spring! 

    Open: Saturdays and Sundays Feb. 29th through May 24th from 11am to 6pm and on Memorial Day 11am to 5pm

  • SABA Pita Demonstration with Chef Cara Peterson - Kitchen in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKitchen in the Garden

    Chef Cara will provide dough for the guests to form into shape and fire their PITA in the Kitchen in the Garden oven. Humus will also be available to snack on and Chef Cara will showcase charred leeks in the oven as a topping for the hummus.

    Wine will also be serve during the demo.

    More Information

  • Gotta Love Dem Oysters - Elysian Seafood - Kitchen in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKitchen in the Garden

    Oysters are one of the most quintessential New Orleans seafood. Join Chefs Brandon Blackwell, and Jennifer Sherrod-Blackwell from Elysian Seafood as they demonstrate how to shuck oysters, sample them raw on the half shell and charbroiled, and learn to make the sauces that accompany these briney treats! Beer will be served with this program.

    More Information