SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JAN. 17 AND JAN. 18
- NOLA HOME SHOW: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. This new home and garden show offers exhibitors and presentations, including appearances by celebrity architect John Gidding, formerly of HGTV’s Curb Appeal. $13 at door, $11 online. www.nolahomeshow.com.
- PARTERRE TALK AND TOUR AT THE PITOT HOUSE: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Pitot House, 1440 Moss St. Garden restoration pro Anna Timmerman discussed the origins of the parterre garden in Europe and how it was adapted to the New Orleans area. She will discuss the restoration of the Pitot House parterre and give a tour of it. $10. (504) 482-0312, www.pitothouse.org.
TUESDAY, JAN. 20
- THIRD TUESDAYS IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 9 a.m. to noon, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. Join the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans and members of the Greater New Orleans Iris Society as they weed and plant irises in the garden. Learn techniques to use at home. Free. (504) 866-2831.
ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING: 7 P.M., GARDEN STUDY CENTER, NEW ORLEANS BOTANICAL GARDEN (ENTER THROUGH REAR GATES). LEARN HOW TO GROW AND CULTIVATE ORCHIDS FROM SOCIETY MEMBERS. FREE. WWW.NEWORLEANSORCHIDSOCIETY.ORG.
SATURDAY, JAN. 24
- GREATER NEW ORLEANS IRIS SOCIETY MEETING: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. The group discusses iris projects in New Orleans, Covington and Baton Rouge. Attendees go home with a free iris. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues). The two-day holiday market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.
- GARDEN WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie; and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Sarah Bertrand, Horticulture Extension Agent for the LSU AgCenter, presents two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, on how to establish and maintain a school garden. Although geared especially for teachers, the workshops are open to the public and provide valuable information for anyone wishing to establish a home garden. Free. (504) 889-8143, email@example.com.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, FEB. 6 AND FEB. 7
- GULF DISTRICT ROSE SOCIETY WORKSHOP: 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Clarion Inn and Conference Center, 1500 La. 30, Gonzales. “Better Roses for Better Gardens” covers all aspects of growing roses successfully in the local climate. $65 weekend, $40 Saturday (include meal). firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, FEB. 7
- FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. Outdoor market offers more than 90 vendors of food, art, crafts, live music and flea market finds. Free. www.freretmarket.org.
SATURDAY, FEB. 28
- ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne). The two-day holiday market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465
BOTANICAL GARDEN EDUCATION SERIES: 10 a.m. to noon, Garden Study center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. “Lessons with Lee” is a series of monthly horticultural classes taught by Lee Rouse of the LSU AgCenter. The inaugural lecture is “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” on proper rose care. $10 with advance registration. (504) 483-9473, email@example.com.
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