Friday, October 16, 2009

The New Orleans Botanical Garden presents:

this year's Fall Garden show and Scarecrow Trail as part of citywide festival arts+gardens+new orleans


The New Orleans Botanical Garden's Fall Garden show will feature plant sales and exhibits from over 60 vendors, exciting demonstrations, educational programs, a plant health clinic, kids activities, discovery area, and the Garden's Scarecrow Trail. This years vendors include the Plant Gallery, Greenhouse Manor, Stokes Tropicals, and the Sunrise Trading Company offering everything from plants, flowers, fruit, and herbs to homemade crafts, yard art, jams, concoctions, and other goodies. The Fall Garden show is sponsored by the LSUAgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticulture Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

The Scarecrow Trail will include dozens of handmade scarecrows made by elementary schools, children's groups, and local artists. Scarecrows will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the New Orleans Botanical Garden foundation.

The Fall Garden Show will also offer educational resources for homeowners and garden enthusiasts. Educational talks include "Vegetable Gardening" and "The Green Economy-How Gardeners Can Change the World." Information booths offering advice on termites, green building, and family nutrition will also be at the show.

This year's Fall Garden Show is part of the citywide Arts+Gardens+New Orleans fall festival which calls attention to public art and gardens, events, and programs around the city. To learn more about arts+gardens+new orleans, visit or check out the arts+gardens+new orleans Gambit insert available at the New Orleans Botanical Garden Gift Shop.

"We're looking forward to a great weekend with beautiful weather, so get out of the house and come enjoy the Garden. We have plenty of new plants for your Fall planting" says Botanical Garden Director Paul Soniat.

Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12, free for children under 5 and Friends of City Park


Saturday, October 17th and Sunday October 18th

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. both days


The New Orleans Botanical Garden

1 Palm Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124


The Heart of the Gardens campaign seeks to establish New Orleans as an international gardening destination with extensive public gardens such as the Botanical Garden, Longue Vue House and Gardens, Audubon Park as well as our live-oak lined streets, plentiful green neutral grounds and lovely private gardens in every neighborhood.

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