OCH MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Indoor and outdoor market showcasing arts and crafts, flea market finds, food from NOLA Girl food truck and Church Alley, basil mojitos, herbal tea and more. Free. (985) 250-0378, www.ochmarket.com.
SOME LIKE IT HOT!: 9 A.M. TO 11 A.M., FEDERAL CITY COMMUNITY GARDEN. 400 GUADALCANAL ST., ALGIERS. OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASING MORE THAN 50 VARIETIES OF TOMATOES AND PEPPERS GROWN IN A DEMONSTRATION GARDEN TENDED BY THE MASTER GARDENERS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS. FREE PEPPER PLANTS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. FREE. (901) 568-4600, CEMETCALF@ME.COM.
FRERET MARKET: NOON TO 5 P.M., FRERET NEAR NAPOLEON. FEATURING MUSIC, FOOD, CRAFTS AND MORE. FREE. FRERETMARKET@GMAIL.COM.
TREMÉ HOME TOUR: 11 A.M. TO 3 P.M., HEADQUARTERS AT ST. ANNA’S, 1313 ESPLANADE AVE. SELF-GUIDED TOUR OF RENOVATED HOMES IN HISTORIC FAUBOURG TREMÉ. $20. (504) 312-9202, WWW.HFTA.ORG.
PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 A.M. TO 4 P.M., 612 PIETY ST. CELEBRATING WETLANDS DAY WITH NUTRIA FUR FASHION, A CAJUN BAND, PLUS SWAMP-INSPIRED ARTS AND CRAFTS. FREE. (504) 269-3982, CREEMCCREE@GMAIL.COM.
ORCHID BASICS: 10:30 TO 11:30 A.M., NEW ORLEANS BOTANICAL GARDEN, GARDEN STUDY CENTER. CLASS BY LARRY HENNESSEY COVERS HOW TO GROW ORCHIDS AND GET THEM TO BLOOM. $10. (504) 483-9473, SCAPLEY@NOCP.ORG.
OLD MANDEVILLE HOME TOUR: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 605 Carroll St. Mother’s Day tour featuring Creole and centerhall houses in Mandeville historic district. $20. email@example.com.
FLORA, FAUNA & FOOD: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St. Panel discussion exploring the history of urban gardening in New Orleans. Free, $20 for special lunch menu. (504) 220-6945, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 16 TO 18
BAYOU BOOGALOO: Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9:15 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bayou St. John. Mid-City/Faubourg St. John festival featuring music, foods, arts, crafts and a rubber duck derby. Free. www.bayouboogaloo.com.
FAUBOURG MARIGNY HOME TOUR & FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. festival, Noon to 4 p.m. tour, Washington Square Park, 700 Elysian Fields Ave. Festival featuring arts market, music, kids’ activities, food and more; home tour featuring bed and breakfasts. Free festival, $20 home tour. (504) 948-1859, www.faubourgmarigny.org.
BEHIND THE WALLS OF THE VIEUX CARRÉ TOUR: 4 P.M. TO 7 P.M., FRENCH QUARTER. A SELECTION OF FASCINATING HOMES AND COURTYARDS IN THE VIEUX CARRÉ, TO BENEFIT THE FRIENDS OF THE CABILDO. $40. (504) 523-3939, JASON@FRIENDSOFTHECABILDO.ORG.
THIRD TUESDAY SUPER PLANT GARDEN EVENT: 9 a.m. to noon, Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. Planting and fertilizing new Louisiana Super plants with members of the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans and Louisiana Iris Society. Free, bring gloves and tools. (504) 866-2831, www.mggno.org/calendar.
ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING: 7 P.M., NEW ORLEANS BOTANICAL GARDEN, GARDEN STUDY CENTER (ENTER THROUGH REAR GATE). FEATURING A DISCUSSION BY IAN HILER ON MINIATURE ORCHIDS. FREE. WWW.NEWORLEANSORCHIDSOCIETY.ORG.
FAUBOURG ST. MARY WALKING TOUR: 9 a.m., departs from the World War II Museum. Guided walking tour of what was Faubourg St. Mary and is now the Central Business District, including history and architecture; sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo. $15 by advance registration only. (504) 523-3939, email@example.com.
MAY 28 TO JUNE 25
NEIGHBORHOODS OF NEW ORLEANS LECTURE SERIES: 6 to 8 p.m. on five consecutive Wednesdays, Old US Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. Classes taught by professionals on the history and culture of New Orleans neighborhoods. $200. (504) 523-3939, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 30 TO JUNE 1
ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m., Lakeside Shopping center, 3301 Veterans Hwy., Metairie. Hundreds of orchids and products for growing them on sale by knowledgeable growers. Free. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.
ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne). Market featuring art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.
PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, City Park, Pelican Greenhouse (off Henry Thomas Drive just south of the I-610 underpass). Sale featuring plants for summer gardens. (504) 483-9464, email@example.com.
Send listings for the Home and Garden calendar to firstname.lastname@example.org.