Spring Garden Show

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Check out the Spring Garden Show today at the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park.

wagon-lady4webThe 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, the Children’s Discovery Zone, an art market, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage. CONTACT: Susan Capley, Education Director for the New Orleans Botanical Garden: SCapley@nocp.org or (504) 483-9473.

TODAY, Sunday, April 12, 10am to 5pm

Go to the New Orleans Botanical Garden at 3 Victory Avenue in New Orleans City Park
There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot next to City Putt.

Admission is $8.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Children 5 to 12.
Children under 5 and Friends of City Park receive free admission.

TODAY, Sunday April 12, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm you can learn about “Caring for Citrus and Managing its Pests” from Sarah Bertrand, Jefferson Parish Horticulture Extension, LSU AgCenter

From 1:30pm to 2:30pm, you can learn about “No Thyme for Parsley” from Linda Franzo & Collen Wood, Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit

From 3pm to 3:30pm, check out the VIDEO “Elem-Tree: Trees, Our Heritage, Our Lives” featuring Tom Campbell, Retired LA Urban Forestry Program Director and Paul Orr, Retired LA Forester. This video was made possible by the Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful and Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry The “Plant Doctor” Dr. Nick Singh, from the LSU AgCenter Plant Diagnostic Center, will also be on hand today to answer questions about plant disease, insect and weed problems. Patrons are encouraged to bring samples of plants with disease and insect problems to the Plant Health Clinic! Please bring the samples in a sealed zip-lock type bag.

LSU AgCenter faculty and volunteers can help diagnose and recommend treatment for sick plants. For a nominal fee, soil samples may be brought in for analysis by the LSU AgCenter’s Soil Testing Lab. Please also provide these in a zip-lock type plastic bag. For additional information or to book exhibit space, please contact the LSU AgCenter at (504) 658-2900.

The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

Save the dates! The 2016 Spring Garden Show will be held in New Orleans City Park on April 2nd and April 3rd.

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