40th annual New Orleans garden show scheduled for April

(02/26/19) NEW ORLEANS The 40th annual New Orleans Spring Garden Show will be held at the City Park Botanical Garden from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.

The spring show brings together a multitude of vendors showcasing wares related to gardening and landscapes from plants to pottery and tools to furniture.

Experts from the LSU AgCenter will be on hand to answer questions on lawns, weeds, plant diseases, vegetables and Louisiana Super Plants.

“We’re looking forward to another great show for those interested in plants and gardens,” said Joe Willis, LSU AgCenter horticulturist in Orleans Parish. “It’s where new gardeners can come to learn what, when, where and how, and where experienced gardeners can come to learn how to hone their skills.”

The show is not just an event for buying and selling, Willis said. Educational booths also will be set up by a number of garden and plant clubs.

“Perhaps you will find one to join that fits your passion,” he said.

There are lectures daily by gardening and landscaping experts, said Anna Timmerman, AgCenter horticulturist in Jefferson Parish.

“You can check out the topics and see if one piques your interest,” she said.

The show will highlight projects and plants that home gardeners can use to create beautiful, sustainable urban gardens in the area.

A Kids’ Discovery Area will be staffed by AgCenter 4-H agents, giving children a fun place to burn a little energy while learning about horticulture.

“All in all, the New Orleans Spring Garden Show is a fun, family-friendly event for all ages,” Willis said.

Admission to the garden show is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park may enter for free.

For additional information about the show, contact Willis at 504-483-9471 or Timmerman at 504-736-6519.

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

Visitors at the garden show with plants and outside umbrellas

Garden enthusiasts choosing lawn and garden plants at the 2018 News Orleans Spring Garden Show. Photo by Johnny Morgan/LSU AgCenter

2/26/2019 4:09:06 PM
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