Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Native Plant Sale

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenNature

    Native Plant sale on 2 Celebration Drive at Pelican Greenhouse. This special sale with a special time, gates open at 10 AM. Native plants only!
    Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. Special guest, Wendy Rihner from the Audubon Society, will be giving out information on bird friendly gardening.

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  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Melvin Stovall in the Kitchen in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKitchen in the Garden

    Dr. Joe Willis of the LSU Ag Center will educate you on everything you ever wanted to know about local peppers.  Chef Melvin Stovall, known for his vegan Chinese pop-up, Midnight Noodle, will show participants what to do with these spicy native plants.  Chef Stovall will have spicy dishes to taste and a take-away to help recreate at home.

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid 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! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party (21+)

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenCelebration in the OaksMusic

    One of the premier parties of the holiday season in New Orleans, this dazzling soiree kicks off the annual lights display. Guests get the first glimpse of the lights and are given exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route. Enjoy food and spirits from over 30 restaurants while dancing to live music.

    Please note:

    -Holiday cocktail attire required (no jeans) You will be turned away at the door if you arrive not in at least cocktail attire.
    -No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
    -All sales are final – no refunds or rain checks are given.

    Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details on how to become a vendor.

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    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 call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    November topic: Garden Preservation
    As the fall harvest comes to a close, Growing Gardeners will spend this month learning all about preservation in the garden. From seed collecting to pickling, Growing Gardeners practice techniques to preserve their vegetables for future planting and eating!
     

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    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 call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    Garden Holiday Crafts
    This month, Growing Gardeners kick off the holiday season in style! Filled with garden inspired treats, crafts, and games, join the Growing Gardeners for a fun-filled holiday celebration.

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid 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! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid 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!  Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Landscape architect Thomas Rainer will address the topic of Rebuilding Abundance in Urban Landscapes. The talk will discuss real world strategies for designing multi-layered, colorful, and resilient urban plantings. Learn tips about how to select plants for urban conditions, how to prepare soil, and how to reduce weed pressure. Both practical and inspiring, the talk will focus on an expanded vision of nature in the city. 

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid 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

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  • 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

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid 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

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid 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

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid 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

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid 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

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  • Native Plant Sale

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenNature

    Native Plant sale on 2 Celebration Drive at Pelican Greenhouse. This special sale with a special time, gates open at 10 AM. Native plants only!
    Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. Special guest, Wendy Rihner from the Audubon Society, will be giving out information on bird friendly gardening.

    More Information
  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Melvin Stovall in the Kitchen in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKitchen in the Garden

    Dr. Joe Willis of the LSU Ag Center will educate you on everything you ever wanted to know about local peppers.  Chef Melvin Stovall, known for his vegan Chinese pop-up, Midnight Noodle, will show participants what to do with these spicy native plants.  Chef Stovall will have spicy dishes to taste and a take-away to help recreate at home.

    More information

  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid 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! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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