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Upcoming Events for Louisiana

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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

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

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 Ruston Farmers’ Market is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



May 20, Lafayette
Avec Souci Garden Tour

Tour five unique gardens at you own pace to gather inspiration and harmony. With cottage gardens, formal gardens, and gardens designed to regenerate the earth, there is something for everyone. 1-5 p.m. All proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, visit or call 337-258-6411.

May 27, New Orleans
Wire Bonsai Sculpture Workshop
Longue Vue House and Gardens

Create your own botanical beauty with no watering required! Join local horticulturist and bonsai enthusiast Taylor Williams for a wire bonsai tree-making workshop. Bring beads and mementos to incorporate into your creation. $25 for non-members, $20 for members. 1-3 p.m. For more information, visit or call 504-293-4721.

May 28, Ville Platte
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Louisiana State Arboretum

Stop by the visitor center and get your scavenger hunt sheet to look for nature clues found along the trails and among the exhibits. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information call 337-363-6289.



June 4, Baton Rouge
A Summer Sampler: Tomatoes & Peppers
Ione Burden Conference Center

June Reflections in the Garden Lecture presented by Lee Rouse, parish agent, EBR Parish, LSU Ag Center. Bring your lunch, drinks provided. Noon-1 p.m. $10 (free for members). For more information, visit

June 4-8, Baton Rouge
Summer Sprouts Camp 2018
LSU Hilltop Arboretum

Your children will love this hands-on outdoor experience as they explore the beautiful grounds at LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum. Hilltop’s 14-acres is the perfect outdoor space to learn about plants and animal life. Kids will enjoy our trails, pond, trees and flowers. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Children ages 4-6. For 5 days: $165 members, $200 non-members (includes 1-year membership). Camp is limited to 30 children and fills quickly. For more information call 225-767-6916, email or visit

June 9, New Orleans
Plant Sale
New Orleans City Park

Admission to the plant sale is free. Tip for first-timers: Quantities are limited, so arrive early for the best selection and bring a wagon to carry your plants. For more information about Pelican Greenhouse plant sales, call 483-9464 or e-mail

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

June 16, Baton Rouge
Garden Fest
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Celebrate locally grown and produced foods and beverages, enjoy fresh omelets and sample Bloody Marys. Tours of trial gardens and food samples from the fields will be featured, along with fun family activities, like touch a tractor, hayrides, and a water slide. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission charged. Children 3 and younger get in free. For more information, visit

June 16, Gilliam
Sunflower Trail & Festival
Highway 3049

Come out and enjoy crafts and art for sale by local artists, arts and crafts activities for children, music by local groups and a blues band, photography Contest, photos displayed in the Gilliam Library, delicious local foods from several vendors. New this year – a sunflower trail treasure hunt! Clues and guidelines will be posted on the Sunflower Trail Facebook page. For more information, call 318-296-4303 or visit


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.