SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • SECOND ANNUAL NOLA HOME SHOW: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. The event offers exhibitors and vendors focused on home improvement, lawn and garden, home décor, beautification and more. Celebrities include The Fabulous Beekman Boys (Cooking Channel) and DIY Netwrok’s “Bath Crasher,” Matt Muenster. $13. (504) 733-0088, www.nolahomeshow.com.

SATURDAY

  • IRIS SOCIETY EVENT: 9 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Eileen Hollander presents a PowerPoint on “Nutrient Management: How to Fertilize to Meet Plants’ Needs.” She will also demonstrate how to take a soil sample and distribute soil test kits. Sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Iris Society. Free. eehollan@bellsouth.net.
  • BACKYARD GARDENING WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 2435 Charbonnet St. Learn the basics of how to build a wooden box frame and start seeds for flowers and vegetables. Free. erin@gardenonmars.com.

TUESDAY, JAN. 19

  • ORCHID SOCIETY TALK & MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. A talk by John Stubbings, of Clown Alley Orchids of Houston, and “Orchid Basics.” Plants for sale. Free. neworleansorchidsociety.org.

THURSDAY, JAN. 21

  • DRAWING DAY IN THE GARDEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Artists are invited to draw, sketch or paint in the formal gardens at Longue Vue. Paper, charcoal, pencils and clipboards can be provided, but guests are encouraged to bring their own supplies. $5. (504) 488-5488, www.longuevue.com.
  • GARDEN TO GLASS: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Austin Sherman and Alexis Korman of Big Easy ‘Bucha explore the history and health benefits of kombucha while explaining how to use kombucha in cocktails using fruits and herbs from Longue Vue’s gardens. $35. (504) 488-5488, www.longuevue.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 23

  • NATIVE NOW: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Join Longue Vue’s Laura Reiff to learn about best practices for winter gardening, including practical techniques for native plant care, shrub and perennial pruning, transplanting of existing plantings and adding new plants to the garden. $8. (504) 488-5488, www.longuevue.com.

OLD HOUSE STORIES: 1 P.M. TO 3:30 P.M., 1822 CLIO ST. TOUR A RECENT RENOVATION AND LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE CENTERHALL HOME FROM SALLY REEVES, ARCHIVIST WITH THE NOTARIAL ARCHIVES, ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR SALLY REEVES. PRESENTED BY THE PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER. $10. (504) 581-7032, WWW.PRCNO.ORG.

GARDENING WINTER SYMPOSIUM: 8:30 A.M. TO NOON, NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART AUDITORIUM, CITY PARK. JOIN MEMBERS OF THE MASTER GARDENERS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS AND THE LSU AGCENTER AT THE ANNUAL WINTER GARDENING SYMPOSIUM, FEATURING TALKS BY LINDA POLLARD (DWARF VEGETABLES), GREG COOPER (ORGANIC FERTILIZERS) AND KATHRYN FONTENOT (AGCENTER PUBLICATIONS ON SPRING VEGETABLE GARDENING). ADMISSION INCLUDES ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM AND A CHANCE TO WIN DESIGNER CONTAINERS. $25 BY REGISTRATION. WWW.MGGNO.ORG/SYMPOSIUM.

  • REX DEN FLOAT VIEWING: 10 a.m. to noon. 2531 S. Claiborne Ave. Join the Friends of the Cabildo for an exclusive viewing of the 2016 Rex floats and learn about the history of the Rex organization. $30 by advance registration only. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
  • CAMELLIA CLUB ANNUAL SHOW: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. camellia sales, 2 to 4 p.m. show, Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, 3315 Maine St., Kenner. There will be 150 camellia plants on sale and an array of display-worthy blooms at this annual event of the Camellia Club of New Orleans. The public is invited to enter their camellia blooms, which will be accepted from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. that day. Free. (504) 616-4378, npiazzajr@gmail.com.
  • BACKYARD GARDENING WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 2435 Charbonnet St. Learn the basics of how to build a wooden box frame and start seeds for flowers and vegetables. Free. erin@gardenonmars.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 30

  • PALMER PARK ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South Claiborne. Shop for handmade arts and crafts at this monthly market that also features food and music. Presented by the Arts Council. Free. www.artsneworleans.org.
  • BACKYARD GARDENING WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 2435 Charbonnet St. Learn the basics of how to build a wooden box frame and start seeds for flowers and vegetables. Free. erin@gardenonmars.com.

THURSDAY, FEB. 18

  • ESSENCE OF STYLE DESIGN SYMPOSIUM: 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St. Longue Vue House and Gardens hosts a luncheon and lecture by Suzanne Rheinstein, author of “Rooms for Living: A Style for Today with Things from the Past.” $125. (504) 293-4723, www.longuevue.com.