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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.




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 23, 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. 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.


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, 318-698-0010.




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