New Orleans garden events, Dec. 5-20, 2015 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- The home of Troy and Karen Pigeon in Metairie will be featured on today's Brother Martin Home Tour.

SATURDAY, DEC. 5 TO WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30

  • WILLIAMS RESIDENCE HOLIDAY TOUR: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St. The two-story brick townhouse, built in 1889 and restored in the 1940s, was owned by THNOC’s founders General L. Kemper and Leila Williams. Filled with antiques and art collected by the couple in their wide travels, the house was occupied by the Williams family from 1946 through 1964. $5. Closed Dec. 24 and 25. (504) 523-4662, www.hnoc.org

SATURDAY, DEC. 5

  • NATIVE PLANTS, NATIVE CULTURE: 3 to 5 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, Rm. 252, 2372 St. Claude Ave. Learn about local wild foods, medicines, and more, and make tea from local herbs. Sponsored by Groundwork New Orleans. Free. (504) 208-2771
  • BROTHER MARTIN HOME TOUR: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., headquarters at Green Acres Country Club, 5000 W. Napoleon, Metairie. The Ladies of the Shield present four well-appointed homes in the Metairie-Bridgedale area, decked out in their holiday finery, complemented by a boutique at the Green Acres Country Club. $20 advance, $25 day of tour. Tickets available at every house and at tour headquarters day of tour. (504) 284-6700, jgandolfi@brothermartin.com
  • PARADIGM GARDENS TOUR: 10 a.m., 1131 S. Rampart St. Make a reservation now for a guided tour of Paradigm Gardens, an urban farm in central city where live music and dining events take place. Free with advance reservation
  • LE MARCHÉ DES FÊTES: 10-4 p.m. Pitot House 1440 Moss St. Enjoy a day in the garden while shopping for unusual handmade items as well at the famous Pitot House grapefruit marmalade. Book sales and signings continue all day inside the historic house. $5. (504) 482-0312

SUNDAY, DEC. 6

  • HISTORY AND HOLLY COVINGTON HOME TOUR: 4:00 p.m. to 8 p.m., Greater Covington center, 317 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington. Take a tour by candlelight of eleven historic homes in the West Twenties, all sporting their new Historic Home of Covington plaques. $20. www.covingtonheritagefoundation.com

TUESDAY, DEC. 8

  • HOLY CROSS HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 5 to 7 p.m., starts at 6030 St. Claude Ave. Visit 9 festively appointed homes in historic Holy Cross and enjoy complimentary refreshments at every stop. Stay for a neighborhood social at 6232 Dauphine St. beginning at 7 p.m. Free. (504) 723-4011, liz@liztardo.com

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

  • HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 to 8:30 p.m., 801 Harrison Ave. The market offers food, music, art, crafts, and kid friendly activities for families. Free. (504) 535-4486, www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 12 AND SUNDAY, DEC. 13

  • PRC’S HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., headquarters at Bishop Polk Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. The Preservation Resource Center sponsors this self-guided tour of Garden District homes, dressed in their holiday finery. $40. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org
  • PARADIGM GARDENS TOUR: 10 A.M., 1131 S. Rampart St. Make a reservation now for a guided tour of Paradigm Gardens, an urban farm in central city where live music and dining events take place. Free with advance reservation. /

SATURDAY, DEC. 12

  • HOLLADAY MARKET: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1123 Lamanche St. The Lower 9 Collaborative presents a holiday market featuring unique vendors, live music, and festive libations. Free (504) 460-2689
  • THERAPEUTIC GARDENING: 9 a.m. to noon, greenhouse sale, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1139 Baronne St. Learn about how to create a healing and restorative garden. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org
  • PARADIGM GARDENS TOUR: 10 A.M., 1131 S. Rampart St. Make a reservation now for a guided tour of Paradigm Gardens, an urban farm in central city where live music and dining events take place. Free with advance reservation. www.paradigmgardensnola.com
  • PIETY STREET HOLIDAY MARKET: 11 a.m to 4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. Enjoy this indoor/outdoor market offering vintage, flea, art, crafts and more with a special emphasis on the holiday season. Free. (504) 269-3982, creemccree@gmail.com

SUNDAY, DEC. 13

  • FAUBOURG MARIGNY CAROLING: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Washington Square Park (Frenchmen and Royal). The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association presents their annual Holiday Caroling with The Pfister Sisters, Santa, hot chocolate and cookies. Free, (504) 947-0918, www.faubourgmarigny.org

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, DEC. 19 AND 20

  • PALMER PARK ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne. The monthly market offers a two-day holiday special where artists display and sell their work. Food, music, and activities for children. Free. www.artsneworleans.org

SATURDAY, DEC. 19

  • PIETY STREET HOLIDAY MARKET: 11 a.m to 4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. Enjoy this indoor/outdoor market offering vintage, flea, art, crafts and more with a special emphasis on the holiday season. Free. (504) 269-3982, creemccree@gmail.com

SUNDAY, DEC. 20

  • PATIO PLANTERS HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 1 to 4 p.m., starts at 527 St. Philip St. Visit a select group of French Quarter residences dressed in their holiday finery. $20. (888) 756-6250, www.patioplanters.org