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Upcoming Events for Louisiana

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@sbsmags.com.

 

 

Ongoing, Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Orchid Society Meeting
Burden Center

Every third Wednesday at 7 p.m., the BROS will hold their monthly meeting with speakers, growing tips, plant clinics, and raffles. For more information, visit www.batonrougeorchidsociety.org.



Ongoing, Gretna
Gretna Farmers’ Market & Art Walk
739 Third St.

Enjoy fresh local produce and crafts every Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain or shine, under the covered Gretna Market Building. For more information, call 504-363-1500.



Ongoing, Lafayette
Lafayette Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market at the Horse Farm
2913 Johnston Street

Every Saturday, rain or shine, 8 a.m.-noon and Wednesdays 4-7 p.m., this market serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products and artisanal creations offered by local producers, artists, and vendors. For more information, visit www.MarketAtTheHorseFarm.com.



Ongoing, Lake Charles
Cash and Carry Farmers’ Market
801 Enterprise Boulevard

In the former Cash and Carry – fresh vegetables, flowers, handmade goods, and artisanal breads. Featuring locally produced items from local vendors. Every Tuesday 4-6 p.m.



Ongoing, New Iberia
Teche Area Farmers’ Market
West Main Street

The market is open year round on Saturday mornings from 7-11 a.m. and on Tuesday afternoons 2:30-6 p.m. Experience our harvest of delicious homegrown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists, and crafters. If you are interested in participating or would like additional information, please contact Trent Broussard at 337-352-0691 or Jane Braud at 337-369-2330.



Ongoing, Ruston
Ruston Farmers’ Market
220 E. Mississippi Ave.

More than 25 vendors from north Louisiana offering products including lettuce, kale, chard, strawberries, vegetable starts, fresh-cut flowers, herbs, beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. There will also be prepared foods such as bagels, pies, casseroles, and gluten-free desserts, jams, jellies, salsas, honey, and wood crafts, baby clothing, and skin-care products. North Louisiana Farm Fresh Corporation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, manages Ruston Farmers’ Market. The market is sponsored in part by First National Bank, Origin Bank, and Ensure Agency. For more information, visit www.rustonfarmersmarket.org. Ruston Farmers’ Market is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

June



June 28, Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Herb Society Monthly Meeting
Ione E. Burden Conference Center

Recipes from the Fonville Winans Cookbook, with authors Melinda Winans and Cynthia LeJeune Nobles. 6:30-8 p.m. Guests and visitors are welcome to attend our programs; $5 admission for non-HSABR members. For more information, visit hsabr.org.

 

July



July 2, Baton Rouge
Reflections in the Garden – Mules & Tobacco: Hybrid Vigor & Genetic Strategies
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden

Cindy Moran, garden designer and former owner, Moran’s Nursery. Join the Burden Horticulture Society for horticulture-focused lectures. Noon-1 p.m. Call 225-763-3990 for more information.



July 14-15, Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Orchid Society Show and Sale
Ione Burden Conference Center

Regional orchid growers and collectors create works of art with the orchids on display. Orchid supplies will also be sold. Orchid Society members will be available to offer orchid growing and maintenance advice and potting demonstrations to showcase your beautiful orchids. The event is open to the public, free admission. For more information, visit batonrougeorchidsociety.com.

 

July 14, New Orleans
Plant Sale
New Orleans Botanical Gardens – Pelican Greenhouse

Come shop a wide variety of plants from 9 a.m. until noon, including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. Admission to the plant sale is free.



July 24, Baton Rouge
Discover Nature Program
LSU Hilltop Arboretum

Featuring Bob Dillemuth, learn how composting as part of a “Yard Smart” program is easy to do. Composting benefits both your yard and the environment. We will discuss what composting is and how to do it. $5/members of Hilltop, CANPS and LMNGBR $10/non-members. 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit sites01.lsu.edu/wp/hilltop.

 

August



August 6, Baton Rouge
Reflections in the Garden – Ornamental Edibles for Fall  
Ione E. Burden Conference Center

Join the Burden Horticulture Society for horticulture-focused lectures. Noon-1 p.m. Call 225-763-3990 for more information.



August 11, New Orleans
Plant Sale
New Orleans Botanical Gardens – Pelican Greenhouse

Come shop a wide variety of plants from 9 a.m. until noon, including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants. Admission to the plant sale is free. For more information, call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org.

 

September



September 8, New Orleans
Plant Sale
New Orleans Botanical Gardens – Pelican Greenhouse

Come shop a wide variety of plants from 9 a.m. until noon, including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants. Admission to the plant sale is free. For more information, call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org.

 

September 8, Baton Rouge
Children’s Gardening Activity Series – Plants Need Friends Too
Ione E. Burden Conference Center

Plants do not get lonely but they can benefit from friends planted close by! Come learn about plants and their best friends. This program is held for ages 6-12 years old. All children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event. 9-11 a.m. Register in advance with Angie Wall by emailing angwall@cox.net. A $15 fee is required for each child. Participants will receive a snack and a take home craft. Attendance is limited to 30.



September 29, Folsom
Folsom Fall Garden Festival

Meet local plant growers and shop for plants, gardening equipment and accessories.

 

October


October 1, Baton Rouge
Reflections in the Garden – The Courtyards and Gardens of A. Hays Town
Ione E. Burden Conference Center

Leslie Gladney and Blanche Town Gladney. Join the Burden Horticulture Society for horticulture-focused lectures. Noon-1 p.m. Call 225-763-3990 for more information.



October 6, Baton Rouge
Children’s Gardening Activity Series – Berry-rific Plants
Ione E. Burden Conference Center

All kinds of plants produce berries. Which are edible which are not? Let’s garden and decorate with berries! This program is held for ages 6-12 years old. All children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event. 9-11 a.m. Register in advance with Angie Wall by emailing angwall@cox.net. A $15 fee is required for each child. Participants will receive a snack and a take home craft. Attendance is limited to 30.



October 17, Baton Rouge
Wine and Roses
Ione E. Burden Visitor Information and Conference Center

Friends of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens invite you to dine among the roses for the most beautiful al fresco event of the year. Enjoy an evening of delicious food and live music from 6-9 p.m. with the John Gray Jazz Trio. Guests are asked to wear cocktail attire. Tickets are $125 for nonmembers and $100 for members. Seating is limited and tickets sell out every year so please reserve your seat in advance. Call 225-763-3990 ext. 6 for more information.



October 19-20, St. Francisville
Southern Garden Symposium
Various sites in St. Francisville

With featured speakers including Rick Darke, Doug Tallamy, Andrea Wulf, and more, no other gardening program brings together top quality speakers and historic plantation settings as well as the Southern Garden Symposium. Known as much for its engaging social events and historic venues as for its outstanding gardening lectures and workshops, the Southern Garden Symposium – now in its 30th year – has become an annual tradition for garden enthusiasts from across the South. Often described as a town “two miles long and two yards wide,” the quaint community offers Southern hospitality, fantastic shopping, and breathtaking scenery. Symposium events are held at several historic and picturesque locations, both public and private, including The Oaks Plantation, Hillcroft, Afton Villa Gardens, Rosedown State Historic Site, Grace Episcopal Church, and more. For more information, visit southerngardensymposium.org.

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.