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Upcoming Events for Louisiana

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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, contact Trent Broussard at 337-352-0691 or Jane Braud at 337-369-2330.

Ongoing Lafayette
Lafayette Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market at the Horse Farm
2913 Johnston St.

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

Ongoing Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Orchid Society
Burden Center

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




April 8, Shreveport
NWLMG Spring Plant Sale
Randle T. Moore Center

From 8 a.m.-noon, the NWLMG will hold their spring plant sale to benefit future master gardener programs. For more information, call the master gardener office, 318-698-0010.


April 8-9, New Orleans
April Plant Sale
New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Numerous plant and garden products, exhibits and sales, as well as a kids’ discovery area and educational programs. Please bring your own cart/wagon to transport your purchases. For information or vendor spots call 504-483-9471. Contact Chris Dunaway at for information about event.


April 20, May 4, Baton Rouge
EBRMG Gardening Talks
Bluebonnet Regional Library

The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener (EBRMG) Association conducts the fifth in a series of gardening presentations scheduled throughout 2017 at five East Baton Rouge Parish Library branches:Native Plants in Your Landscape and Beyond Basis: Year-Round Culinary Herbs. The series continues May 4 with presentations on succulents and soil fundamentals at the Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard. 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, visit

April 21, New Orleans
Grow Dat Youth Farm

From 6:30-10 p.m., join Grow Dat Youth Farms for a boot-stompin’ good time down on the farm at Grow Dat’s annual fundraiser, the Hootenanny! Local zydeco and string band music, square dancing, restaurant fare, and craft cocktails, all to support the young people in Grow Dat’s youth leadership program! Save the date! Visit to find out more.

April 22-23, Lake Charles
Calcasieu Orchid Society “Orchids at the Opera”
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Saturday, April 22 from 1 p.m. until Sunday, April 23 at 4 p.m. Judging will occur Saturday at 9 a.m. Contact R. Keith Joiner at 318-614-3516 or email him at for more information.

April 22, Minden
Green Thumb Jamboree
Webster Parish Ext. Office

The Piney Hills LA Master Gardeners will host their Green Thumb Jamboree 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There is no cost to attend the festival. A variety of vendors, demonstrations, children’s activities, and speakers will be available. The PHLMG annual plant sale will also be held at the Jamboree. For more information, call 318-371-1371 or visit

April 22, Lafayette
Southern Garden Festival
3502 E. Simcoe Street

The Southern Garden Festival features art, live music, a garden tour, master gardener presentations, bayou boat tours, refreshments, and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds benefit the families served by Family Promise of Acadiana. The cost is $10 at the garden gate. For more information, visit or call
Renee Menard at 337-233-3447.


April 23, Lafayette
Avec Souci Garden Tour
Various Gardens

Lafayette kicks off the garden season with the 30th Annual Avec Souci Garden Tour featuring five unique local gardens and the Lafayette Parish Master Gardener Demonstration Garden. 1-5 p.m. Admission to all gardens is $15 in advance or $20 at the homes. Tickets can be purchased in April from any Avec Souci member, Albertsons on Johnston Street and in Broussard, All Seasons Nursery and Landscape, Champagne’s Market, The Garden Center on Pinhook, and Greenscapes. Proceeds from the tour benefit local charities and a ULL Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit, find “Avec Souci Garden Tour” on Facebook, or call 337-258-6411.




May 1, June 5, Baton Rouge
Reflections in the Garden
Ione Burden Conference Center

Join the Burden Horticulture Society for horticulture-focused lectures. Noon-1 p. m. The event is free for Burden Horticulture Society Members and $10 at the door for non-members. You may bring a lunch; drinks are provided. For more information, call 225-763-3990.


May 4, June 8, June 29, Baton Rouge
EBRMG Gardening Talks
Baton Rouge Regional Libraries

The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener (EBRMG) Association series continues with presentations on succulents and soil fundamentals at the Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard. The June 8 meeting will take place at the Fairwood Branch. June 29 will be held at the Jones Creek Branch. The talks are 6:30-8:30 p.m., are free, and open to the public. Registration is not required. For additional information on the EBRMG library series or the association’s other outreach activities, visit


May 6, New Orleans
Culinary Herb Bags Workshop
New Orleans Botanical Garden

Join your friends to make an herb bag to hang by your porch, kitchen window, or back door. Create and take an herb bag home with you. The class will take place in the Garden Study Center and is $15/ person. There is a class limit of 25 people. Pre-registration is required for all classes to ensure that a class is not canceled due to low enrollment. To register, call 504-483-9473 or email


May 6-7, Shreveport
Le Tour des Jardins
Pioneer Heritage Center

This year’s garden tour will take you through eight beautiful private gardens throughout Shreveport and Bossier.  Tour hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on May 7, and 1-5 p.m. on May 8.  Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any Citizens National Bank or by calling the master gardener office at 318-698-0010.  Tickets may also be purchased at any garden on the days of the tour for $15. A Garden Bazaar will be held during the tour at the Pioneer Heritage Center at LSUS, and while there, enjoy a tour of the Heritage Center Gardens, a project of the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners. Admission to the Heritage Center is free. For more information, visit


May 13, New Orleans
Plant Sale
New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Please bring your own cart/wagon to transport your purchases. For more information, call 504-483-9471.


May 20, Baton Rouge
Children’s Garden Series
LSU AgCenter at Burden

Each event will require a small fee of $15 per child, and an adult must accompany each child. Children will receive snacks and neat garden take-home crafts! Attendance is limited to 15 children for each session. Reservations may be made by email to Angie Wall at or call 225-763-3990. Visit for more information.




June 2-4, New Orleans
New Orleans Orchid Society Annual Show
Lakeside Shopping Center

10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. on Sunday. The exhibit area will be closed for AOS judging on Saturday until "approximately" noon, but sales will remain open. NOOS raffles several lovely plants, donated by our vendors, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. For more information, visit


June 10-11, Lafayette
Acadian Orchid Show
Ira Nelson Horticulture Center

Visitors are welcome 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. See exhibits and the sales area at the Ira Nelson Horticulture Center.Admission is free. For more information, contact Dennis at 337-654-7987 or email to


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.