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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, please 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 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, 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, 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.



March 10, New Orleans
Rose Sale
New Orleans Botanical Garden Pelican Greenhouse

The sale features old garden roses and a great selection of annuals, perennials, natives, succulents, herbs, veggies, and more – bring a wagon. 9 a.m.-noon. Arrive early for best selection. Cash, check, and credit accepted. A plant list will be available a few days before the sale at For more information, call 504-483-9464 or email


March 10-11, Houma
Terrebonne Orchid Society Show and Sale
Southland Mall

“Orchids visit the Caribbean” will be the theme of this year’s show and sale. Judging will be March 10. The Terrebonne Orchid Society hosts this event and will be selling a variety of orchids. Doors open at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Billy Guidroz at


March 14-22, Baton Rouge
Brush with Burden
Burden Center

Come and enjoy an art show inspired by Louisiana’s natural flora and fauna featuring work by Louisiana artists. Visit for more information.


March 16-17, Covington
Northshore Garden & Plant Sale
St. Tammany Fairgrounds

St. Tammany Master Gardeners present our annual Garden & Plant Sale, with 60+ Plant and Garden booths, food trucks, LSU Plant Doctor, Ask the Experts, Table Seminars and Cooking Demos, Gardening related Educational Exhibits, and Children’s Activities. St. Tammany Fairgrounds, 1301 N. Florida St, Covington, La Open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Admission $5 (under 18 free, Police, Fire & EMT free).


March 16-18, St. Francisville
The Annual Audubon Pilgrimage
West Feliciana Parish

Festivities will include tours of historic homes and gardens, antique show and sale, living history demonstrations, night festivities, and cemetery tales. The numerous activities will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday and continue until Sunday at 5 p.m. For tickets and tour information, contact West Feliciana Historical Society by calling 225-635-6330 or 225-635-4224, visit, or email

March 23-24, Lake Charles
Annual Garden Conference & EXPO 2018
Burton Coliseum

SWLA Master Gardeners will host Southwest Louisiana’s Premier Garden Show and Plant Sale. Labeled as an educational experience in horticulture for the gardener and plant enthusiast, the festival will offer speakers, plant clinics, and plant sales. Proceeds benefit the SWLA Master Garden programs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit


March 24, Baton Rouge
EBR Master Gardener Plant Sale
Burden Center

More than 5,000 homegrown perennials and a few annuals specifically selected by the EBR Master Gardeners available for sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The proceeds support the ongoing activities and contributions of the master gardeners and the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden. Activities supported by these funds include school gardens, educational classes for the community, and various other children’s programs.




April 6-7, West Monroe
Northeast LA Master Gardeners’ 10th Annual Spring Plant Sale
Farmer’s Market Pavilion, N. Seventh Street

Featuring Louisiana Super Plants, vegetable and herbs, houseplants, tropical plants, flowering vines, butterfly garden plants, wildflowers, flowering trees, annual and perennials, shade garden plants, ornamental shrubs, and more. Special guest Larry Stephenson of Southern Cultured Orchards and Nursery will be demonstrating fruit tree grafting. Preview sale Friday noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


April 7, Shreveport
Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners’ Annual Spring Plant Sale
Randle T. Moore Center

A wide selection of perennials, shade plants, unique vines, fragrant herbs, and native plants will be available. Our local horticulturist, Denyse Cummings, will be available to answer any questions about plant identification, diagnosing plant problems, insects, diseases, or weeds and how to control them. For more information, visit or call the master gardener office at 318-698-0010.


April 7, Ruston
North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners’ Annual Spring Plant Sale
Bridge Community Church

Shop from a wide variety of annuals, perennials, flowering vines, herbs, as well as native and pollinator plants. For more information call 318-255-6544.


April 7 & 8, New Orleans
Spring Garden Show
New Orleans Botanical Garden

The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore the beautiful Botanical Garden, more than 50 horticultural exhibits, family friendly activities, and enjoy educational lectures. The festival includes plant sales, garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, a Children’s Discovery Zone, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage. For more information, visit or call 504-736-6519.


April 19, Baton Rouge
Gourmet in the Garden
Botanic Gardens

Guests will enjoy creations from local restaurants prepared with locally grown products. Gourmet in the Garden is held in the lush green setting of the Rose Garden and Orangerie Garden. Proceeds from this event go towards education programs at the Botanic Gardens and the Louisiana Culinary Institute Foundation. 6-9 p.m. Tickets are available at


April 20, New Orleans
Grow Dat Youth Farm

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. 6:30-10 p.m. For more information, visit


April 21, 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 contact Renee Menard at 337-233-3447.


April 23, 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.  In the event of rain, the tour will take place on Sunday, May 7. All proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, visit or call 337-258-6411.


April 28, Minden
Trails & Trellises, A Garden Tour
The Teaching Garden, Webster Parish Extension Office

Don’t miss the Master Gardener plant sale & lots of vendors located at The Teaching Garden in front of the Webster Parish Extension Office at 1202 Homer Road, Minden, LA. 9:00AM until 3:00PM rain or shine! Tickets $10 in advance or $12.00 at any garden the day of the tour. For advance tickets, call 371-1371 or email:


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.