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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@sbsmags.com.

 

 

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 www.batonrougeorchidsociety.org.



Ongoing, Gretna
Gretna Farmers’ Market & Art Walk
739 Third St.

Enjoy fresh local produce and crafts every Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain or shine, under the covered Gretna Market Building. For more information, call 504-363-1500.



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 www.MarketAtTheHorseFarm.com.



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.



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, Ruston
Ruston Farmers’ Market
220 E. Mississippi Ave.

More than 25 vendors from north Louisiana offering products including lettuce, kale, chard, strawberries, vegetable starts, fresh-cut flowers, herbs, beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. There will also be prepared foods such as bagels, pies, casseroles, and gluten-free desserts, jams, jellies, salsas, honey, and wood crafts, baby clothing, and skin-care products. North Louisiana Farm Fresh Corporation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, manages Ruston Farmers’ Market. The market is sponsored in part by First National Bank, Origin Bank, and Ensure Agency. For more information, visit www.rustonfarmersmarket.org. Ruston Farmers’ Market is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

August



August 6, Baton Rouge
Reflections in the Garden – Ornamental Edibles for Fall  
Ione E. Burden Conference Center

Join the Burden Horticulture Society for horticulture-focused lectures. Noon-1 p.m. Call 225-763-3990 for more information.



August 11, New Orleans
Plant Sale
New Orleans Botanical Gardens – Pelican Greenhouse

Come shop a wide variety of plants from 9 a.m. until noon, including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants. Admission to the plant sale is free. For more information, call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org.

 

September



September 8, New Orleans
Plant Sale
New Orleans Botanical Gardens – Pelican Greenhouse

Come shop a wide variety of plants from 9 a.m. until noon, including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants. Admission to the plant sale is free. For more information, call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org.

 

September 8, Baton Rouge
Children’s Gardening Activity Series – Plants Need Friends Too
Ione E. Burden Conference Center

Plants do not get lonely but they can benefit from friends planted close by! Come learn about plants and their best friends. This program is held for ages 6-12 years old. All children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event. 9-11 a.m. Register in advance with Angie Wall by emailing angwall@cox.net. A $15 fee is required for each child. Participants will receive a snack and a take home craft. Attendance is limited to 30.

 

September 10, Baton Rouge
Reflections in the Garden – Stunning, Show-stopping Tropicals
Ione E. Burden Conference Center

Tyler Carr, landscape manager, LSU Ag Center, Burden Botanic Gardens. Bring your lunch; drinks provided. Noon-1 p.m. $10 (free for members). Call 225-763-3990 for more information.



September 12, Baton Rouge
LSU Hilltop Arboretum’s Fall Garden Trip – Cajun Prairie

We will begin the journey to Pitkin for a morning visit with Dr. Charles Allen and his lovely wife Susan at Allen Acres Natural Area. Our second stop of the morning will be for lunch and dessert at Cecil’s Cajun Kitchen in DeRidder and then back on the bus for a short drive to Almost Eden Nursery in Merryville. Owner Jeff McMillan will welcome us with open arms and lead a tour of the nursery test gardens and greenhouses. Plants will be available for sale. Our last stop of the day before heading back to Baton Rouge will be Eunice, Louisiana, to visit the ten-acre restored Cajun Prairie on the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and East Magnolia Street. A paved walking trail around the perimeter of the prairie will provide breathtaking views of the fall display of flowers and butterflies. Tour will depart at 7 a.m. with an estimated return at 8 p.m. All-inclusive trip pricing – members $145, non-members $180. Non-member rate includes annual membership. For more information or to register, call 225-767-6916, visit lsu.edu/hilltop, or email hilltop@lsu.edu.



September 12, Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Orchid Society Green Growers Meeting
Home of Gene & Thelma Berg, 425 Nelson Drive

Come for good fellowship, refreshments, learning – and door prizes! 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.batonrougeorchidsociety.org.

 

September 15, Hammond
Pollination Celebration
Hammond Research Station

The Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardener Association will be having their Pollination Celebration on September 15th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hammond Research Station. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Jason Stagg at jstagg@agcenter.lsu.edu or 985-543-4125.



September 19, Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Orchid Society Meeting
Ione E. Burden Conference Center

Monthly meeting with speakers, growing tips, plant clinics, and raffles. 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.batonrougeorchidsociety.org.



September 29, Folsom
6th Annual Folsom Fall Garden Festival
Midway Church Park

Plants, gardening equipment, and accessories will be for sale, plus fun children’s activities and concessions. There will be tree planting demonstrations. Free admission and ample parking. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For more information contact Will Afton at 985-875-2635 or wafton@agcenter.lsu.edu.

 

September 30, Baton Rouge
Pre-sale PlantFest Teaser
LSU Hilltop Arboretum

Neil Odenwald will talk about his Top 25 Garden Plants. After the program, Dr. Odenwald will lead a walkabout through the more than 5,000 plants that will already be set up for PLANTFEST! the following weekend (Oct 6 & 7). 1-4 p.m. at the arboretum’s new education facility; registration 12:30 p.m., program 1-4 p.m. $10 members, $15 non-members. For more information or to register for the teaser event, contact LSU Hilltop Arboretum at 225-767-6916, visit lsu.edu/hilltop, or email hilltop@lsu.edu.

 

October


October 1, Baton Rouge
Reflections in the Garden – The Courtyards and Gardens of A. Hays Town
Ione E. Burden Conference Center

Leslie Gladney and Blanche Town Gladney. Join the Burden Horticulture Society for horticulture-focused lectures. Noon-1 p.m. Call 225-763-3990 for more information.



October 6, Baton Rouge
Children’s Gardening Activity Series – Berry-rific Plants
Ione E. Burden Conference Center

All kinds of plants produce berries. Which are edible which are not? Let’s garden and decorate with berries! This program is held for ages 6-12 years old. All children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event. 9-11 a.m. Register in advance with Angie Wall by emailing angwall@cox.net. A $15 fee is required for each child. Participants will receive a snack and a take home craft. Attendance is limited to 30.

 

October 6 & 7, Baton Rouge
35th Annual PLANTFEST!
LSU Hilltop Arboretum

Brace yourself for a botanical plant feast: trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, ferns, fruits, gingers, camellias, edibles, ornamental grasses, and more from native and traditional to eclectic and electric newcomers. Plants are from a diversity of nurseries in Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas. More than 5,000 plants will be assembled representing 600 different species. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. For more information, contact LSU Hilltop Arboretum at 225-767-6916, visit lsu.edu/hilltop, or email hilltop@lsu.edu.



October 17, Baton Rouge
Wine and Roses
Ione E. Burden Visitor Information and Conference Center

Friends of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens invite you to dine among the roses for the most beautiful al fresco event of the year. Enjoy an evening of delicious food and live music from 6-9 p.m. with the John Gray Jazz Trio. Guests are asked to wear cocktail attire. Tickets are $125 for nonmembers and $100 for members. Seating is limited and tickets sell out every year so please reserve your seat in advance. Call 225-763-3990 ext. 6 for more information.



October 19-20, St. Francisville
Southern Garden Symposium
Various sites in St. Francisville

With featured speakers including Rick Darke, Doug Tallamy, Andrea Wulf, and more, no other gardening program brings together top quality speakers and historic plantation settings as well as the Southern Garden Symposium. 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 30th year – has become an annual tradition for garden enthusiasts from across the South. Often described as a town “two miles long and two yards wide,” the quaint community offers Southern hospitality, fantastic shopping, and breathtaking scenery. Symposium events are held at several historic and picturesque locations, both public and private, including The Oaks Plantation, Hillcroft, Afton Villa Gardens, Rosedown State Historic Site, Grace Episcopal Church, and more. For more information, visit southerngardensymposium.org.

 

October 20, West Monroe
Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners 2018 Fall Bulb and Plant Sale
Pavillion at Seventh Square, 1700 N. 7th Street

Spring blooming bulbs especially chosen for our Southern climate, as well as hard-to-find native and heirloom bulbs and plants that add beauty and interest to your garden and lanscape. Master gardeners will be on hand to help with your selections and answer questions. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 318-323-2251.

 

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.