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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


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

Come shop for fresh, locally grown produce, plants, flowers, and value-added goods. 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. For more information, visit


Ongoing, Minden
Minden Farmers’ Market
417 E. Union St.

Every Saturday until September meet local farmers, backyard gardeners, artisans, craftsmen, and cooks invited to show and sell. 8 a.m.-noon Visit for more detailed information.


July 1 & August 5, New Orleans
Plant Sale
New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. 9 a.m.-noon, free admission. For more information, call 504-483-9464 or e-mail




August 28, Baton Rouge
Orchids for Seniors
Independence Park

Part of the BREC Adult Leisure Program. BREC provides a meeting space and a van and driver for field trips to orchid greenhouses. 10 a.m. on the 4th Monday of the month at Independence Park. This meeting will focus on potting. Each group member is asked to contribute $10 per year to help with the expenses. Group does not meet in July, November, and December. Visit for more information.




September 7-9, New Orleans
Farm & Table Nola
Ernest M. Morial Convention Center

A two-day multi-sensory celebration of locally sourced food and drink – one family-fun festival day, the jamboree, includes food and music, tastings, interactive gardening and cooking demos, games, displays, and more. A second day, Farm & Table Experience, is a gathering to discuss the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink, food trends, how to source food locally, and many more compelling issues facing the agri-culinary community. For more information, visit


September 9, New Orleans
Plant Sale
New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. 9a.m.-noon, admission is free. For more information, call 504-483-9464 or e-mail


September 13, Baton Rouge
Green Growers

This meeting emphasizes the basics of orchid culture and is geared toward the novice grower. 7 p.m. More information at


September 16, Hammond
Pollination Celebration
LSUAg Hammond Research Station

Come learn about native pollinators and ways to protect and attract them to gardens. Fun and Information For All Ages: Expert Speakers, DIY Mason Bee Houses, Hummingbird Banding, Audobon Bug Mobile, Garden Tours, Photo ops, Crafts, Food, & Kids' Activities. 9am-3pm @ 21549 Hwy 1065(Old Covington Hwy)$5 parking per car. For more information or to request disability accommodations email:


September 24, Baton Rouge
Pre-Sale Teaser
Hilltop Arboretum

Planting in Post-Flood Baton Rouge, 1-4 p.m. at the Arboretum’s new education facility. Registration is at 12:30 p.m., program 1-4 p.m. Admission is $10 members, $15 for non-members. Lee Rouse, assistant county agent, LSU AgCenter, East Baton Rouge Parish, will be showing and talking about plants for the home garden that survived the 2017 floods. For more information, call LSU Hilltop Arboretum at 225-767-6916, visit, or email


September 25, Baton Rouge
Orchids for Seniors
Independence Park

Seniors meet as part of the BREC Adult Leisure Program. BREC provides a meeting space and a van and driver for field trips to orchid greenhouses. This meeting will focus on potting. Each group member is asked to contribute $10 per year to help with the expenses. 10 a.m. Group does not meet in July, November, and December. Visit for more information.


Sept 30, Folsom
5th Annual Folsom Fall Garden Festival
Midway Church Park

Join the Southeast Louisiana Nursery Association at this fun event. Meet and talk to local plant growers. Plants, gardening equipment, and accessories will be for sale, plus fun children’s activities and concessions. Free admission, ample parking, and holding area. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Will Afton by calling 985-875-2635 or email


September 30, Baton Rouge
Children’s Garden Series
LSU AgCenter at Burden

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




October 7 & 8, New Orleans
Fall Garden Festival
New Orleans Botanical Garden

The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children 5 to 12 years old. Children under 5 and Friends of City Park enter free. There will be plant and garden product exhibits and sales throughout the garden, a Children’s Fun Fest area, educational programs, music, arts & crafts, and more. Programs take place in the Garden Study Center and are free with entrance to the show. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation and Friends of City Park. The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information, call 504-658-2900 or visit


October 8, Baton Rouge
LSU Hilltop Arboretum

Brace yourself for a botanical “all you can tweet” plant feast – trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, ferns, fruits, gingers, camellias, incredible edibles, ornamental grasses, and more that run the gamut from native and traditional to eclectic and electric newcomers. To spice up the mix, plants are imported from a diversity of nurseries located in Alabama and, Texas, as well as Louisiana.  Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, noon-4 p.m. One week prior to the sale, visit for a list of plants that will be offered.


October 19, Baton Rouge
EBRMG Gardening Talks
Baton Rouge Regional Libraries

The series concludes at the Bluebonnet branch with a talk on growing citrus and blueberries and another on pest management. 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, and open to the public. Registration is not required. For additional information, visit


October 20 & 21, St. Francisville
The Southern Garden Symposium

With featured speakers Monticello’s Peggy Cornett, popular Mississippi author Margaret Gratz, and Jenny Wegley, director of horticulture for The Dallas Arboretum, no other gardening program brings together top-quality speakers and historic plantation settings as well as the Southern Garden Symposium in St. Francisville.  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 29th year – has become an annual tradition for garden enthusiasts from across the South. For complete program information and registration forms, visit, call 225-635-3738, or email


October 28, Shreveport
Northwest Louisiana Fall Bulb Sale
Randle T. Moore Center

This is the bulb sale that you don’t want to miss. Featured are hard to find heirloom bulbs, many come from master gardener’s gardens and old home sites. There will be more than 5,000 heirloom bulbs (over 50 varieties) that thrive in the South for sale. 8 a.m.-noon. For more information, call the master gardener hotline,


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.