PLANT CLEARANCE: Noon to 5 p.m., 3700 Toledano St. Get plants for $1 from Southbound Gardens. (504) 352-1750

REX DEN VIEWING: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 2531 S. Claiborne Ave. Enjoy a guided tour of the Rex den, a venue rarely open to the public, at this event sponsored by Friends of the Cabildo. $25. (504) 523-3939,

PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Free. (504) 505-4113

ROSE PRUNING WORKSHOP: 9 a.m., Armstrong Park, enter N. Rampart St. Bring your pruners and join the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society as the group prunes the roses in the Park. Take home cuttings! $5.

CITRUS IN THE HOME GARDEN: 9 a.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden. Joe Willis, Anna Timmerman and Chris Dunaway present a talk on types of citrus to plant locally. $25 with advance registration. (504) 483-9473,


GARDENING FOR BIRDS: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Master Gardener Marieanne Arata explains how to attract birds to the garden. $12 with advance registration. (504) 293-4721,


MEYER LEMON STAMP RELEASE: 11 a.m., Doubletree, 2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner. Come celebrate the official “First Day Issue” of the Meyer Lemon stamp by the United States Postal service. Free.


LIVING WITH RAIN IN NEW ORLEANS: 8 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle. The Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans host their annual symposium — this year focusing on storm water management. $35.

PLANT SALE: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden. The sale offers plants that are well-suited to drinking up rainwater. Free. (504) 483-9473,

JAN. 27

NEW ORLEANS CAMELLIA SHOW: 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, 3351 Maine St., Kenner. Join the crowd when the Camellia Club of New Orleans stages its 78th annual exhibition. Plants available for purchase at noon. Free. (504) 616-4378,

PALMER ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne). Free.

JAN 28

COSTUME BAZAAR: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude. Threadhead Cultural Foundation presents costumes by artists. Free.

FEB. 3

WORLD ACCORDING TO GRUMPY: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. lecture, 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., book signing, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Pavilion of Two Sisters. Join Longue Vue and Botanical Garden folks in welcoming nationally known Steve Bender — aka the Grumpy Gardener — as he talks gardens and discusses his new book. $20 lecture.

FREE TREES IN MANDEVILLE: 9 a.m., Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Mandeville’s Park and Parkways Commission offers free trees. Free. (985) 624-3104.


RITES, RITUALS, REVELRY: 11 a.m., Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St. guided tour of the Williams Residence explores Carnival traditions. $5,