New Orleans Fall Garden Show Provides Fun For The Entire Family

Karen B. Blackburn, Morgan, Johnny W.  |  10/11/2007 6:06:18 PM

News Release Distributed 10/11/07

The 2007 Fall Garden Show in New Orleans will be held at the City Park Botanical Garden Oct. 20-21 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.

Two years after the worst natural disaster in American history, New Orleans continues to clean up and tries to return to some sense of normalcy following Hurricane Katrina.

Karen Blackburn, the LSU AgCenter horticulture agent in Orleans Parish and coordinator for the show, said as people move back, they will benefit from the features of the fall garden show.

"The fall show is always a fun event for the whole family. As always, we will have exhibitors throughout the botanical garden. Most will have plants and garden products for sale," she said, adding, "We are also happy to have a great lineup of educational speakers, too."

In addition, soil samples also may be brought in for analysis by the LSU AgCenter's Soil Testing Lab.

Blackburn said the scarecrow trail was such a hit last fall that it will be back by popular demand. There also will be musical entertainment and concessions.

"At the spring show, we had 4-H members helping in the special area for the kids and they will be back to help at this show," Blackburn said.

Admission 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 New Orleans 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 Karen Blackburn at (504) 838-1170 or e-mail at kblackburn@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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Contact: Karen Blackburn at (504) 838-1170 or kblackburn@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: Johnny Morgan at (225) 578-8484 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu

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