New Orleans Garden Show set for Oct. 18-19

Karen B. Blackburn, Morgan, Johnny W.  |  9/23/2008 7:52:27 PM

News Release Distributed 09/23/08

The 2008 Fall Garden Show in New Orleans will be held at the City Park Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Oct. 18-19.

Karen Blackburn, the LSU AgCenter horticulture agent in Orleans Parish and coordinator for the show, said as the city continues to revive, residents will benefit from the features of the fall garden show.

“The fall garden show is an event the whole family can enjoy. As always, we will have exhibitors throughout the botanical garden with plants and garden products for sale. We are also happy to have a great lineup of educational speakers, too,” Blackburn said.

Louisiana Master Gardeners and horticulture experts from the LSU AgCenter will be available to answer questions.

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

Blackburn said the scarecrow trail that has been such a hit for past fall shows will be back again this year. There also will be musical entertainment and concessions.

“Area 4-H members will be working in the kids’ discovery area and will be sponsoring it again this year,” Blackburn said.

In addition to kids’ discovery, expanded activities for children will include the train garden.

Admission to the event is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12. Children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park may enter at no 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 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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