Upcoming Events at City Park:
The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation's Spring Symposium featuring Dr. William C. Welch
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters
5:00 pm – Cocktail Reception and Garden Tour
6:15 pm – Lecture: “Exploring our Garden Heritage”
7:00 pm – Q&A, Book Signing
Bill Welch is a Professor & Landscape Horticulturist at Texas A&M University. He is widely known for
authoring six gardening books
and using them as an important part of his teaching curriculum and educational programs. Dr. Welch
writes a monthly column for
Southern Living magazine and contributes regularly to Neil Sperry’s Gardens magazine. He has been
recognized numerous times for his contributions toward the preservation of
gardening heritage and has been awarded the Distinguished Service medal for his passion, knowledge
and unselfish contributions in the name of horticulture and the Great American Gardeners Award for his
accomplishments in gardening communications.
For more information contact Susan at (504)483-9473 or email@example.com.
April 5-6, 2014
10am to 5pm (Saturday and Sunday)
The annual Spring Garden Show is an educational experience for the home gardeners and the
professional. Admission is $8.00 for Adults and Children 5 to 12 are $4.00. Children under 5 and Friends
of City Park enter free. There will be plant and garden products, exhibits and sales throughout the
garden, a kids discovery area, educational programs, music, arts & crafts, and more. Programs take place
in the Garden Study Center and are free with entrance to the show. Sponsored by the LSU AgCenter
in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticulture and the New Orleans Botanical Garden. For more
information call 504-658-2900.
Spring Garden Show Speakers
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
11:30-12:30: “2014 Spring Super Plants Selections”, Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter
1-2: “100 Years of Extension”, Bobby Fletcher, LSU AgCenter, Urban Agriculture program Leader
2:30-3:30: “The Wonderful World of Butterflies”, Linda Auld, Barber Laboratories
Sunday April 6th, 2014
11:30-12:30: “The Southern Shade Garden”, Robin Tanner, Tanner Landscapes, Inc.
1-2: “Citrus Canker and Texas Phoenix Palm Decline Emphasis”, Melanie Ivy, LSU AgCenter, Extension
2:30-3:30: “History of Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans”, Linda Visanau, Master Gardener of
Greater New Orleans
Date: Saturday, April 12
Easter Egg Hunt
Time: Gates open at 9am and the event begins at 10am
Price: $4 per person – Friends of City Park and those Under 12 months receive free admission
One bit of advice: bring your camera – you will want to capture the look of sheer joy on your child’s face
at the annual Easter Egg Hunt, one of the year’s can’t-miss family events at City Park. We hide more
than 15,000 Easter eggs around the amusement park, including golden eggs with special prizes hidden
inside. Kids can visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting and more entertainment.
The event is recommended for 8 years and younger and there will be a ‘little kid’ area just for toddlers.
No need to bring your own basket or bag, you’ll place your 12 collected eggs into a provided egg carton.
Tickets are available ahead of time on Park’s website and at the door (but get yours now so you don’t
have to wait in line!)
Storyland will open at 9am and Carousel Gardens will open at 11am.
April 19 – 8am
Explore Couturie Forest with Mark Meunier while enjoying a look at City Park’s avian inhabitants. Mark
will show you their habits and alert you to their calls. Appropriate walking attire and binoculars are
needed. The class is $10 per person. Class is from 8am till 10am. Meet at the Couturie Forest trailhead
on Harrison Avenue in City Park. Pre-registration is required for all classes. To register contact Susan at
(504)483-9473 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructor Mark Meunier holds a B.A. in Biology from UNO. He is
a naturalist and avid birder. He has attended several birding events including the Annual Grand Isle Bird
Count and the St. Francisville Bird Fest. Mark has been a dedicated New Orleans Botanical Garden staff
member for many years. Mark is a Certified Master Naturalist of Greater New Orleans. (This event is put
on by the Botanical Garden Education Department but please meet at the entrance to the forest and not
the Botanical Garden).
April 20 – 10am
Play at City Putt on Easter morning and have extra fun! The first 100 kids who come through the doors
and play around of mini golf get a special Easter prize!
City Putt is open 10am to 10pm on Sunday, April 20, 2014.
April 22 – 5pm
Living Green in New Orleans: Earth Day 2014
WHAT: The inaugural Earth Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park promises to be a
great event! The afternoon will bring live music, educational lectures, and of course delicious food.
This celebration promises:
-Sustainability focused information, services, and products
-Green activities for kids
-5:30pm – 6:15pm: Emily Riordan from U.S. Green Building Council Center for Green Schools lecture on
“The Importance of Healthy, Green Schools and Learning Environments.”
-6:30pm – 7:15pm: Dana Nunez Brown will give a presentation and book signing of her book, "Using
Plants for Stormwater Management: A Green Infrastructure Guide for the Gulf South."
-7:30pm – 8:30pm: Joann Burke from the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will give a presentation
titled, “Saved our Lake, Working to Save our Coast.”
WHEN: April 22, 2014 from 5pm to 9pm
WHERE: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 3 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
Enter on Victory Drive. There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot next to City
COST: Free (donations are accepted)
Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council and the New Orleans Botanical Garden with support from
the New Orleans City Park Green Team and Friends of City Park.
April 23 –
6pm to 9pm
Swing in the Oaks
Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic fare to this free annual concert on Goldring/Woldenberg Great
Lawn presented by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and City Park. Musical selections include
traditional classics and modern favorites – “Light Cavalry Overture”, music from Carmen Suite, selections
from Phantom of the Opera, “Strike Up the Band”, “Muppet Medley”, a traditional New Orleans Medley,
“Big Band Fantasy”, Irving Berlin - A Symphonic Portrait, and “Stars and Stripes Forever”.
Please note: While the sounds of LPO can be heard throughout the Park and there are no bad seats, plan
to arrive early if you want a spot near the orchestra. This free event is popular! Free parking available
throughout the park; Dreyfous Ave. is closed during this event.
April 24 -6pm
A pre-Jazz Fest Concert on the outdoor Robert B. Haspel Garden Stage in the New Orleans Botanical
Garden in City Park. This event has free admission but $10 is a suggested donation. We encourage you
to bring your awn chairs and blankets. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. For more
information about this event, please visit www.threadheadrecords.com.
6:15pm - 7pm - Landry-Walker High School Chosen Ones Brass Band
7:15pm - 8pm - Arsene Delay & the 7th Ward Allstars
8:15pm - 9:15pm - Creole String Beans
9:30pm - 10:15pm - Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show