SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, MARCH 14 AND 15
- NEW ORLEANS HOME & GARDEN SHOW: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive. The 60th annual home show features exhibitors, demonstrations, and guest appearances. $15. (504) 232-6361, Christian39@cox.net.
- VINTAGE GLASS AND COLLECTIBLES SALE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Depression glass, pottery, elegant glass, jewelry, furniture, silver, china and fine collectibles by 23 dealers. Sponsored by the Crescent City Depression Glass Society. $6 (covers both days). (504) 392-5093, email@example.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
- PARKWAY PARTNERS TREE AND PLANT SALE: 8 a.m. to noon, New Orleans department of Parks and Parkways, 2829 Gentilly Blvd. The annual sale offers dozens of trees and plants ready for the spring garden. (504) 620-2224, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- PELICAN GREENHOUSE ROSE SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, Pelican Greenhouse (off Henry Thomas/Golf Drive just south of the I-610 underpass). Roses, tropicals and bedding plants are offered at this first greenhouse sale of the 2015 season. Free. (504) 483-9464, email@example.com.
- PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Free. (504) 269-3982, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SPRING GARDEN DAY: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station, 21549 Old Covington Highway, Hammond. Kids’ activities, plant sales, gardening seminars, gardening and agriculture exhibits, and concessions. $5 per vehicle. (985) 748-5462, email@example.com.
- IRIS SOCIETY MEETING: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Patrick O’Connor discusses “Irises in South Louisiana Gardens.” All attendees go home with a free iris. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
- THIRD TUESDAY IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 9 a.m. to noon. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. Volunteers invited to aid Master Gardeners and Iris Society members in weed identification and prevention. Free. (504) 658-4153, email@example.com.
- ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING AND TALKS: 7 p.m., Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden (enter through rear gates). The event features a talk on “How Orchids Get Their Names,” by Carol Stauder, and on “Orchid Pollination” by Glen Ladnier. Free, guests welcome. (504) 888-6639, www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20 AND SATURDAY, MARCH 21
- NORTHSHORE GARDEN SHOW AND PLANT SALE: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Tammany Fairgrounds, 1304 N. Columbia St., Covington. The St. Tammany Master Gardener association and LSU AgCenter sponsor the event, which includes 50 exhibitors, daily educational talks by pros and concessions. Rain or Shine. $5. (985) 875-2635.
SATURDAY MARCH 21
- SECRET GARDENS TOUR: 8:30 a.m. to noon guided tours, noon to 5:30 self-guided tours, 2324 Prytania St. tour headquarters. Tour 15 beautifully landscaped New Orleans gardens at this annual event to raise money for brain and spinal cord injury research. $25 self-guided tour, $60 guided tour. (719) 306-6871, www.secretgardenstour.org.
- SPRING FIESTA FRENCH QUARTER GUIDED WALKING TOUR: 9:30 a.m., departs 826 St. Ann St. $20. www.springfiesta.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22
- SPRING FIESTA FRENCH QUARTER WALKING TOURS: Guided and self-guided walking tours of the Vieux Carre, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., depart 826 St. Ann St. $20-$30. www.springfiesta.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24
SHOTGUNS REVISITED: 5:30 P.M. RECEPTION, 6 P.M. PRESENTATION, PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER, 923 TCHOUPITOULAS ST. DELVE INTO THE ORIGINS OF THE SHOTGUN HOUSE TYPE WITH ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN ELLEN WEISS OF THE TULANE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE. $5. (504) 581-7032, WWW.PRCNO.ORG.
THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, MARCH 26 TO MARCH 29
- BIG BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. The Friends of Jefferson Parish Library hosts a sale of 65,000 books, including many home design and gardening titles. Free. (504) 455-2665, friendsJPL@yahoo.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
- SHOTGUN HOUSE TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Irish Channel. This self-guided tour of seven shogun houses demonstrates the versatility of this iconic New Orleans house type. $25 advance, $30 day of tour. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
- GROWING VEGETABLES: 10 a.m. to noon, Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. In the third installment of “Lessons with Lee,” Lee Rouse of the LSU AgCenter offers a practical overview of growing vegetables from seed in the spring garden. $10 by advance registration. (504) 483-9473, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne). The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.
- DAYLILY SOCIETY MEETING: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Dr. Henry Bradford of Covington will discuss hybridizing day lilies. Free. email@example.com.
- SPRING FIESTA FRENCH QUARTER WALKING TOUR III: 9:30 a.m., departs 826 St. Ann St. The tour is led by a licensed guide. $20. www.springfiesta.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
- SPRING FIESTA FRENCH QUARTER WALKING TOURS: 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., guided and self-guided tours depart 826 St. Ann St. $20-$30. www.springfiesta.com.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7
- NOBG FOUNDATION SYMPOSIUM: 5 p.m. cocktail reception and garden tours, 6:15 p.m. lecture by Jenks Farmer, 7 p.m. Q & A and book signing, Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Garden. The second annual symposium (sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation) features a talk and book-signing by plantsman Augustus Jenkins “Jenks” Farmer, who espouses old style, earth-friendly gardening practices. $45. (504) 483-9473, www.symposium.nobotanicalgarden.com.
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