Patricia A. Fleming, Morgan, Johnny W. | 4/19/2005 10:28:28 PM
The 2004 New Orleans Fall Garden Show will be held October 16-17 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m at the New Orleans Botanical Garden on Victory Avenue in City Park.
The purpose of the show is to provide the public with information on where to obtain garden products, where to locate gardening services and what gardening organizations are located in the Metro New Orleans Area, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Karen Blackburn in Orleans Parish.
It also will showcase current methods and techniques of how to care for newly introduced plants, grasses, fruits, vegetables, shrubs and trees available at local garden centers.
Blackburn adds that it will include exhibits and sales, plant and garden products, an educational speakers’ program, a Master Gardeners’ demonstration tent and the kids’ discovery area.
"This event will bring together people with professional and noncommercial interests in horticulture to enrich both the gardening industry and the home gardener in the greater New Orleans area", Blackburn says, adding, "Exhibitors are encouraged to provide educational materials and demonstrations at their booths and raffle plants or merchandise to participants during the show."
Also featured will be a plant health clinic, where people can bring plants with disease and insect problems to obtain a diagnosis and recommendations on control from LSU AgCenter faculty and volunteers.
Soil also may be brought in to be sent to the LSU AgCenter's Soil Testing Lab. A variety of experts from the LSU AgCenter, as well as others, will be on hand to provide programs of special interest to the general public.
Admission to the event is $6 for adults and $2 for children ages 5-12. Children under 5 and official Friends of City Park may enter free of charge.
The Fall Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Horticulture Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
For further information about the show, contact Patricia Fleming at (504) 278-7495 or e-mail at PFleming@agcenter.lsu.edu.