1. LEARN TO COOK

Learn to make a healthy dish with garden-fresh ingredients. Chef Leo Tandecki from Vintage Garden Kitchen will host cooking demos both days from noon to 3 p.m. He’ll prepare Kale Slaw with ginger cider vinaigrette, LEFT: Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

2. SEE BUTTERFLIES

October is prime butterfly season; the garden festival will offer a range of flowers beloved by butterflies, including pentas and milkweed.

3. SMELL THE ROSES

A variety of roses, lovingly raised and displayed by the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society, will be on display. There’s also music, food, arts and crafts, educational displays and more.

  • The festival is at the Botanical Garden in City Park Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $8 for adults, $4 children