SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL 11 AND APRIL 12

  • SPRING GARDEN SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park. Visit with dozens of vendors, purchase plants and attend educational sessions at this event. Extras include a “Discovery Zone” for kids and arts and crafts in the azalea garden. $8. (504) 483-9386, www.neworleanscitypark.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

  • PARKWAY PARTNERS SECOND SATURDAY: 10 a.m. talk, 9 a.m. to noon plant sale. Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Learn all about the “Essentials of Landscaping: Foundation Planting and Design for Your Landscape” at a talk presented by Emily Bullock, Landscape Architect, Spackman Mossop and Michaels. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers festive array of creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Free. (504) 269-3982, creemccree@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 12

  • WAREHOUSE DISTRICT/CANAL STREET TOUR: 10 a.m., Lafayette Square (Henry Clay statue), 500 St. Chalres Ave., meeting place. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a tour of the history and architecture of these historic neighborhoods. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

  • AT HOME IN THE VIEUX CARRÉ: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1130 Dauphine St. Join members of the Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents and Associates for a reception at the home of two French Quarter residents eager to welcome people to their historic home and share information about life in the Quarter. $10. (504) 581-7200, www.vcpora.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

  • FAUBOURG MARIGNY/ESPLANADE WALKING TOUR: Noon, Old U.S. Mint, Esplanade Gates, 400 Esplanade Ave., meeting place. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a tour of the history and architecture of these historic neighborhoods. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

  • NEW ORLEANS MUSIC HISTORY TOUR: 9:30 a.m., Old U.S. Mint, rear gates in the 400 block of Barracks St. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a walking tour that includes visits to important sites in the French Quarter associated with the history of New Orleans music. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
  • GLASS ART EXHIBIT OPENING: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Meet professors, graduate students and former students of the Tulane/Newcomb College glass art program at the opening reception for the exhibit, which will be on view through May 24. Free. (504) 488-5488, www.longuevue.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

  • BYWATER HOME TOUR: Noon to 4 p.m., begins at 3041 N. Rampart St. This self-guided tour of eight historic homes in Bywater features New Orleans house types including shotgun houses and Creole cottages in a variety of styles. $20. (504) 812-8481, cjdixon@latterblum.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 20

  • HERB STROLL: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The St. Tammany Master Gardener Association presents a stroll of the herb garden at the library; talks on “Herbs 101,” “Composting” and “Herb of the Year”; community vendors selling gardening related items; an herb tasting; and more. Free. (985) 875-2635, sebring222@bellsouth.net.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

  • 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.

MONDAY, APRIL 27

  • WAREHOUSE DISTRICT/CANAL STREET TOUR: 10 a.m., Lafayette Square (Henry Clay statue), 500 St. Charles Ave., meeting place. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a tour of the history and architecture of these historic neighborhoods. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

  • LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT TOUR: 10 a.m., Prytania and Terpsichore (Muses statue), meeting place. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a tour of the history and architecture of these historic neighborhoods. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

  • FAUBOURG MARIGNY/ESPLANADE WALKING TOUR: 10 a.m., Old U.S. Mint, Esplanade Gates, 400 Esplanade Ave., meeting place. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a tour of the history and architecture of these historic neighborhoods. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 2

  • JUNIOR LEAGUE KITCHEN TOUR & HOUSE BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN OF THE YEAR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Junior League tour headquarters, 4319 Carondelet St. Take a self-guided tour of 11 stylish kitchens including the House Beautiful Magazine’s “Kitchen of the Year,” designed by Ken Fulk of San Francisco. $40 advance, $45 day of the event. 504-891-5845, www.jlno.org.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TOUR: 10 a.m., Old US Mint, rear gates in the 400 block of Barracks St. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a walking tour that includes visits to important sites in the French Quarter associated with the Battle of New Orleans. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 17

  • FRENCH QUARTER HOME AND COURTYARD TOUR: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., 1850 House Museum Store, 523 St. Ann St. The Friends of the Cabildo nonprofit organization sponsors a self-guided walking tour of French Quarter homes and courtyards. $50. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 30 TO JUNE 1

  • ORCHID SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd. The New Orleans Orchid Society’s show and sale is the largest orchid show in the Deep South and offers 14 vendors selling orchids and supplies for orchid growing. Free. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.
  • Send listings for the Home and Garden calendar to rstephaniebruno@gmail.com.