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Upcoming Events for Louisiana

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

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 www.MarketAtTheHorseFarm.com.


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 www.batonrougeorchidsociety.org.

 

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 rustonfarmersmarket.org.

 

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 ArtsinMinden.com for more detailed information.

 

June

 

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. For more information, visit neworleansorchidsociety.org.

 

June 3, New Orleans
Plant Sale
New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. Admission is free. 9 a.m.-noon. For additional information, call 504-483-9464 or email plants@nocp.org.

 

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

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

 

June 5, DeRidder
Beekeeping
Sheriff’s Training Center

Dr. Steven Payne, a retired business professor and Secretary of the Louisiana Beekeepers Association, wants to share his experiences with a sideline beekeeping business. Dr. Steve will answer your questions how to be profitable. Learn more about having bees by asking experienced beekeepers for advice. 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact Keith Hawkins, county agent, 337-463-7006. To receive regular “beemail” updates,
send your request by email to khawkins@agcenter.lsu.edu.

 

June 8, Baton Rouge
EBRMG Gardening Talks – Planning for Fall Vegetables
Baton Rouge Regional Libraries – Fairwood Branch

We will discuss a step-by-step approach to preparing and planting in the fall to ensure a bountiful harvest. Learn about soil preparation, the types and varieties of vegetables suited to this climate, and when to plant them. Cultural practices for maintaining a fall garden will also be discussed. Free and open to the public. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, visit ebrmg.com.

 

June 10-11, Lafayette
Acadian Orchid Show – “An Orchid Circus”
Ira Nelson Horticulture Center

Visitors welcome 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, contact Dennis at 337-654-7987 or email janet.gianelloni@gmail.com.

 

June 14, Baton Rouge
Green Growers
TBD

This meeting emphasizes the basics of orchid culture and is geared toward the novice grower. Held at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at a BROS member’s home. For more information, visit batonrougeorchidsociety.org.

 

June 17-18, Baton Rouge
Garden Fest
LSU AgCenter at Burden

Garden Fest focuses on locally grown and produced foods and beverages. Garden and trial plot tours and food sampling, along with fun, family activities, such as hayrides to the trial gardens, and testing new vegetable varieties. Many of our partnering organizations will have booths with products for sale and demonstrations. Fun summer activities will be available for the children. Learn more at lsu.edu/botanic-gardens/events.

 

June 23-24, Ruston
Louisiana Peach Festival
Downtown Ruston

Live Music, Arts & Crafts, Parade, Rodeo, Kids’ Activities including Dinosaurs, Sporting Tournaments, Antique Car Show, Fine Arts Exhibit. Friday 12 noon - 5 PM is Free; Friday 5 PM - 11 PM is $10; Saturday 8 AM - 11 PM is $10; Weekend Pass is $15; Kids 8 & under are Free. Friday night entertainment headliner is “The Chee-Weez” and Saturday night is “Uncle Kracker.” For more information, visit www.louisianapeachfestival.org or call (800) 392-0932.

 

June 26, Baton Rouge
Orchids for Seniors
Independence Park

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

 

June 24, Baton Rouge
Children’s Garden Series
LSU AgCenter at Burden

This meeting will be about native trees. Trees are an important part of our environment. Take a nature hike with us as we discover which trees are native to Louisiana and the United States and which have travelled many miles to live here. 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. Children will receive snacks and neat garden take-home crafts! Reservations may be made by email to Angie Wall at atangwall@cox.net or by calling 225-763-3990. Visit lsu.edu/botanic-gardens/events for more information.

 

June 29, Baton Rouge
Plant Super Heroes in Your Own Back Yard!
Baton Rouge Regional Libraries – Jones Creek Branch

Learn about the 2017 Louisiana Super Plants. The overall collection will also be reviewed with an emphasis on Super Plants that grow well in the fall. Free and open to the public. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, visit ebrmg.com.

 

July

 

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 plants@nocp.org.

 

July 3, DeRidder
Basic Beekeepers’ School
Sheriff’s Training Center

The SW LA Beekeepers Association and the LSU AgCenter are proud to present the first ever Beginning Beekeepers Class. The cost is $25, and the school will meet on Mondays in July and August, 6-9 p.m. Topics include: bee biology, equipment, bee acquisition, hive management, hive pests and diseases, hive products, and preferred honey plants. A self-study option is available for beekeepers that have a year or two of experience. For more information, contact Keith Hawkins, county agent, at 337-463-7006. To receive regular “beemail” updates, send your request by email to khawkins@agcenter.lsu.edu.

 

July 7-9, Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Orchid Society Show and Sale
Burden Museum and Gardens

The theme this year is “Orchid Jewels” and will showcase the unique beauty of orchids. For more information, visit batonrougeorchidsociety.com.

 

July 10, Baton Rouge
Reflections in the Garden
Ione Burden Conference Center

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

 

July 12, Baton Rouge
Green Growers
TBD

This meeting emphasizes the basics of orchid culture and is geared toward the novice grower. 7 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at a local BROS member’s home. For more information, visit batonrougeorchidsociety.org.

 

August

 

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 BatonRougeOrchidSociety.com for more information.

 

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.